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Center for International Policy

Latin America: The Downside of the GM Revolution

> by Carmelo Ruiz-Marrero

As genetically modified soybeans take over vast tracts in South America and reports flow in of genetic contamination of local corn in Mesoamerica, grassroots resistance to biotech crops has also grown. The protests form part of people’s movements across the hemisphere that tie together a rejection of neoliberalism and agribusiness, and call for land reform, food sovereignty, and sustainable agriculture. Read full document "Latin America: The Downside of the GM (...) read

date of on-line publication : 19 December 2007

African Centre for Biosafety (ACB)

Monsanto’s GM Drought-Tolerant Maize in South Africa

During March 2007, the South African GMO authorities gave Monsanto permission to conduct experiments involving GM drought tolerant maize in open field trials in South Africa. As a result of the extremely limited opportunities for civil society to intervene in GMO permit applications in South Africa the African Centre for Biosafety (ACB) was prevented from objecting to the application in a timeous manner. Nevertheless, we offer this paper as a contribution to the biosafety discourse and our (...) read

date of on-line publication : 25 June 2007


Rice industry in crisis

> Greenpeace Report, january 2007

Major rice markets close doors to genetically engineered rice after contamination of the global food supply chain. In 2006 a series of scandals erupted as world rice supplies were discovered to be contaminated with unapproved genetically engineered (GE) rice varieties. Field trials of GE rice in the US and the illegal sale of rice seed in China led to unapproved GE rice entering global food supply chains. Contaminated food stocks were found and pulled from shelves in European stores. (...) read

date of on-line publication : 12 February 2007

Africa contaminated by unapproved GM rice from the United States

> Friends of the Earth Africa, briefing paper

Food aid and commercial imports sent to West Africa are contaminated with illegal GM rice. The revelations of contamination by illegal GM rice in the food supply in Europe and Japan prompted Friends of the Earth to monitor the rice supply in West Africa, a region that imports most of the rice destined to Africa. Samples collected were sent in October 2006 to an independent laboratory in the United States. Testing results have confirmed that contamination by illegal GM rice LL601 has (...) read

date of on-line publication : 4 December 2006

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