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Labelling

Background | 1 October, 2004 at 13:54

When consumers began to realise they were eating genetically engineered (GE) food without their knowledge or consent, there were immediate calls for mandatory segregation and labelling. Surveys have found that most people want to know if their...

Golden Illusion

Publication | 17 October, 2013 at 17:53

GE 'Golden' rice is a genetically engineered (GE, also called genetically modified, GM) rice variety developed by the biotech industry to produce pro-vitamin A (beta-carotene). Proponents portray GE 'Golden' rice as a technical, quick-fix solut...

Is the world heading towards another food crisis?

Blog entry by Eric Darier | 15 November, 2012 11 comments

Too many countries have in history experienced the devastation of not only failed harvests, but also gross agricultural policy mismanagement. The Great Famine of the 1930s in the Ukraine, which resulted in millions starving to death...

Fighting world hunger: Who deserves our praise?

Blog entry by Christine Campeau | 16 October, 2013 1 comment

Today is World Food Day, a chance to celebrate the millions of farmers around the world who put food on our tables. Yesterday, some of these farmers were awarded the Food Sovereignty Prize by the US Food Sovereignty Alliance,...

Ecological-farming

Press release | 11 November, 2009 at 0:00

Greenpeace today released 'Agriculture at a Crossroads: Food for Survival', highlighting the ongoing food and climate crises and calling for a new ecological approach to agriculture.

Sustainable Aquaculture

Topic | 13 August, 2008 at 15:01

Agriculture at a Crossroads: Food for Survival

Publication | 11 November, 2009 at 0:00

Climate change, hunger and poverty, loss of biodiversity, forest destruction, water crises, food safety – what all these threats have in common is that a principal cause for each of them is in the way we produce, trade, consume and discard food...

Fuel for thought on World Food Day

Blog entry by Julian Oram | 16 October, 2012 3 comments

On this World Food Day, I am in Rome where government ministers attending the World Committee on Food Security are facing up to a sobering reality: the food world system is badly broken. From climate change, to biofuels and GE foods,...

Climate change, spiraling food prices and what the world must do next

Blog entry by Julian Oram | 12 July, 2012 16 comments

Finally, people are coming out in droves and talking openly about the links between climate change, extreme weather events… and food prices. In the US, one of the largest producers of wheat, soy and corn, the Department of...

Senegal's Catch Of A Lifetime

Video | 23 August, 2012 at 10:48

Senegal's artisanal fishermen are experiencing a great increase in catches after the country's government has cancelled the licenses of 29 foreign fishing trawlers in its waters.

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