- Published on Wednesday, 03 June 2015 21:56
Food Sovereignty Ghana (FSG) joined millions of people worldwide across 6 continents, 56 countries and 452 cities including 5 countries from Africa in the annual march against Monsanto. This year’s march was organized in collaboration with the Kanyan Akuafuo Kuo Society from the Brong Ahafo region in north central Ghana, Convention People’s Party (CPP) and the Vegetarian Association of Ghana.
Observing an annual ban on drumming and noise making imposed by the Ga Traditional Council, the March in Accra was silent with hundreds of participants wielding placards and marching through some of the principal streets of Accra. The second and more animated march took place at Goaso in the Brong Ahafo Region about 400 km north of Accra where different farming groups and organisations as well as opinion leaders joined members of Food Sovereignty Ghana to send a clear message to leadership and policy makers that the imposition of genetically modified organisms (GMO) crops on Ghanaians was absolutely unacceptable and not in the interest of Ghana’s sustainable future.
- Published on Tuesday, 02 June 2015 13:35
June 3rd 2015, from 1:30 to 2:30 pm
Terra Room of Expo dei popoli. (Fabbrica del Vapore, Via Giulio Procaccini, 4, Milano)
The international farmers movement La Via Campesina (LVC), one of the organizers of Expo dei Popoli 2015, presents its take on Expo Milano 2015 thanks to its representatives from.
Africa, Europe and Latin America. This press conference will be an opportunity to directly listen to the voices of farmers and local communities about the central themes covered in
Expo Milano 2015 : feeding the planet and energy for life.
- Published on Thursday, 28 May 2015 20:08
(Zimbabwe, Harare, May 27th 2015) La Via Campesina (LVC), a worldwide movement representing millions of peasants, agricultural workers, indigenous villages and nomadic peoples, denounces the corporate takeover of the World Expo in Milan as well as the governmental complicity. The theme of the Expo is “Feed the planet; energy for life”.
The Expo in Milan serves as a showcase for multinational businesses that control the world market of food, genetic material of animals and plant seeds, pesticides and chemical fertilizers. These businesses work constantly to privatize and commercialize the public commons including the water, land, forests, minerals and seeds. They transform food into a commodity and reject the fact that food is a human right. Food is treated as a commodity, produced on a large scale using a lot of pesticides and GMOs for people of limited economic means while healthy food is only within the financial grasp of the economic elite.
- Published on Friday, 22 May 2015 01:53
La Via Campesina - MEDIA ADVISORY
(Brussels, 21st of May 2015) - The international peasant’s movement La Via Campesina will take part in People’s Expo in Milan, at the Fabbrica del Vapore, from the 3rd to the 5th of June 2015. The People’s Expo is the international forum of the civil society and farmers’ movements organised to defend the principles of Food Sovereignty and Environmental Justice, to fight against the commodification of the right to food promoted by Expo 2015 and to state aloud, once again, that it is the peasant agriculture that feeds the world, not the multinationals or the agribusiness.
La Via Campesina denounces the Milan Expo as a great "world showcase" that deliberately chose to hide one of the largest ongoing world conflict: hunger, land and energy grabbing at a global level.