SOURCE: Financial Times, UK
AUTHOR: Andrew Bounds
Resistance to genetically modified crops in Europe was underlined yesterday when EU governments rejected an attempt to force Hungary
to lift a ban on them.
Only the UK, Netherlands, Finland and Sweden among the 27 members voted that Budapest should allow in bio-engineered maize, although
it has been approved as safe by food safety authorities.
from the Gates/ Rockefeller "Green Revolution" initiative :
World Social Forum 2007 - Kenya
African Seed Diversity :
Source: World Food Policy @
Statement from African civil society organisations at the World Social
Nairobi, Kenya - 25 January 2007
Africa is the source of much of the world's agricultural knowledge and
biodiversity. African farming represents a wealth of innovation : for
example, Canada's main export wheat is derived from a Kenyan variety
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,
SOURCE: Checkbiotech, SwitzerlandURL: http://www.checkbiotech.org/root/index.cfm?fuseaction=newsletter&topic_i...
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.