Tamil Nadu farmers organize Quit India Monsanto! day - happy that Monsanto suffers blow from Indian government
- Published on Tuesday, 13 September 2011 17:40
The Tamil Nadu Farmers Association organized a Quit India Monsanto day on the 9th of august in Coimbatore Tamil Nadu to protest against aggressive attempts at the corporate take over of food and farming. This symbolic protest was timed with India's upcoming independence day and reminiscent of the anti colonial Quit India struggle during the independence movement. Monsanto is the poster child of the agressive anti farmer and anti safe food corporations. Such protests were organized on this day all across India by other farmers and activist groups too.1
- Published on Tuesday, 13 September 2011 10:47
La Via Campesina Africa 2 Region
The strength of La VIA CAMPESINA is the richness of knowledge, convictions and visions of the peasant and small-scale farming world. In the framework of food sovereignty which La VIA CAMPESINA has developed since 1996, agroecology is a key alternative to the neo-liberalism system that is destroy the smallholder farmer’s way of life, even though for centuries peasant farmers have fed the world, continue to do so toady, and will in the future. The alternative of agroecological peasant farming has been supported by a number of United Nations bodies like the FAO and by Olivier de Shutter, the UN Special Reporter on the Right to Food. In fact, the main cause of hunger today, and of the impoverished of small-holder farmers, is the industrial farming system promoted by a handful of corporations and financial speculators. This dominant model is destroying the land, impoverishing farmers, and failing to adequately feed the world. The number of people suffering from hunger keeps growing even though there is sufficient food and even wasted and spoiled food. It is access to food that is causing problems, due to private sector speculation with food inventories that place food prices beyond the reach of poor consumers.
- Published on Monday, 12 September 2011 17:50
The world is caught in a series of crises generated by the inherent greed of the capitalist system, characterized by control by Capital over natural resources. These include the food crisis and the climate crisis.
The fact that the number of hungry people in the world has risen from 800 million to one billion in recent years, coupled with the terrible famine in Somalia, shows us that the dominant corporate food system is unable to feed the world, while greenhouse gas emissions produced by the same agricultural model heat up the planet and threaten the Mother Earth.
- Published on Monday, 22 August 2011 13:41
Press Release- 23 August 2011
Krems – Austria – 22nd August 2011
After 5 days of intense, inspired and constructive exchange, the Nyeleni Europe 2011, European Forum for Food Sovereignty, closed yesterday. The Forum adopted the first European Declaration on Food Sovereignty.
Over 400 delegates from European countries committed to strengthening their collective capacity to reclaiming community control over food system, to resisting the agro-industrial system and to expanding and consolidating a strong European movement for Food Sovereignty.