COMMNUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE END OF A REGIONAL CONFERENCE ON BIOSAFETY
ABUJA, November 27- 29th, 2006
The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth, Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) organised a regional conference on Biosafety in Abuja,
Nigeria from November 27 to 29th, 2006. The theme of the conference was "African Biosafety Response".
The conference ,which was attended by NGO representatives from Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Togo and Cameroun as well as
international scientists, academics, officials of Nigerian government agencies and ministries, farmers' bodies, lawyers,
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HAMBURG (Reuters) - The German government has permitted the first plantings of genetically-modified wheat for research, it said on Friday.
Planting of about 1,200 square metres of GMO wheat had been approved at Gatersieben in Saxony-Anhalt in east Germany on the site of
the Leibniz agricultural research institute, German food safety agency BVL said.
BY ERIC HOLT-GIMENEZ
SPECIAL TO THE REGISTER
November 17, 2006
The Rockefeller Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
recently announced their joint $150 million Alliance for a Green
Revolution in Africa for the continent's 180 million impoverished
farmers who - they claim - were bypassed by the Green Revolution.
What? For 25 years, the Consultative Group for International
Agricultural Research - the entity that brings together the key Green
Revolution institutions - invested 40 percent to 45 percent of its $350
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Cornucopia Institute, November 14, 2006
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