- Published on Monday, 19 May 2008 20:13
Bayer, the German multinational, is the second largest producer of pesticides and a world leader in the production of highly poisonous insecticides. In recent years it has also been one of the most powerful actors involved in the research and production of genetically modified seeds for agriculture, including those that are sterile after the first harvest.
- Published on Saturday, 17 May 2008 14:03
Japan Family Farmers Movement（NOUMINREN）urge government to put the counter measure of “New Starvation”, prohibit agro-fuel and prevent global warming
NOUMINREN Press Release
Japan Family Farmers Movement（NOUMINREN）and National Coalition of Workers, Farmers and Consumers for Safe Food and Health (SHOKKEN-REN) have urged the government to play an active role to promote reducing world hunger and preventing global warming.
- Published on Saturday, 17 May 2008 13:29
In the video members of the farmers organisation Via Campesina talk about the dangers of the privatisation of natural resources, the commericalisation of family farming and GMOs. We hear voices from different continents stating the destruction caused by adaptation of local agriculture to the dictate of neoliberal globalization and with the agroindustrial model - for the sake of profit and not for the benefit of the people!
Production: Andrea Ploeger
Genre: Video, 12 min
Date of Production: May 2008
Language: English and Spanish
- Published on Thursday, 15 May 2008 14:50
German and Brazilian farmers of la Via Campesina took part to an action on Tuesday the 13th in Bonn, Germany, to denounce the signing of an agreement between Merkel and Lula for the supply of agrofuel.
Gentil Couto Vieira from the Landless People's Movement in Brazil warned that agrofuel will increase corporate control over land, water and seeds, at the expense of indigenous and peasants communities and at the expense of biodiversity. Do the previous chair of COP, Brazil, and the new one, Germany, overlook so much at their commitment towards biodiversity as to sign now an agreement that express how much corporate interest weight more for them as people's rights and the future of the planet?