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Food sovereignty

Press releases about our work in promoting food sovereignty.

Governments Urged to Limit Weed Killer Found in Humans

WASHINGTON DC / BRUSSELS (BELGIUM) June 17, 2013 – Friends of the Earth International today urged governments around the world to limit the use of the weed killer glyphosate, after laboratory test results released last week showed that people across 18 European countries have traces of the weed killer in their bodies. [1]

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Launch of 'responsible soy' label faces global opposition

BRUSSELS (BELGIUM), 8 June 2010 – A proposed new label for ‘responsible’ soy will not stop deforestation, 235 civil society groups from across the globe warned in a letter today, ahead of a conference set to finalise the labelling scheme in Sao Paulo, Brazil. [1]

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FAO Accused of Favouring Polluting Industrial Agriculture

LONDON (UK) / MONTEVIDEO (URUGUAY), March 1st, 2010) -- Genetically Modified food and crops will not tackle hunger, poverty or climate change, said today Friends of the Earth International on the first day of the “International Technical Conference of the FAO on Agricultural Biotechnologies in Developing Countries” held in Guadalajara, Mexico, from March 1st to March 4th.

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GM crops failing to tackle climate change

Amsterdam / Uruguay, 23 February 2010 – On the day of the release of annual industry-sponsored figures, a new report from Friends of the Earth International reveals that claims made by the biotech industry that genetically modified (GM) crops can combat climate change are both exaggerated and premature.[1]

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public warned over 'Green Soy' scam

CAMPINAS (BRAZIL), BRUSSELS (BELGIUM), 27 May 2009 ­- A new initiative to re-brand the intensive and damaging farming of soy as 'responsible' is nothing short of green-wash and will con the public, said Friends of the Earth International today.

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GM CROPS FEED BIOTECH GIANTS ONLY

Brussels (Belgium) / Montevideo (Uruguay) / Washington (US), February 10, 2009 – Friends of the Earth International warned today that biotech crops are benefiting biotech food giants instead of small farmers and the world’s hungry population, which due to the food crisis is projected to increase to 1.2 billion by the year 2025. [1]

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Biodiversity Plan of Inaction Condemned

BONN (GERMANY), May 30, 2008 -- Friends of the Earth International expressed its alarm at the failure of the latest United Nations Convention of Biological Diversity talks to take any meaningful steps against the dangerous loss of biological diversity.

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Corporations threaten biotech talks

A last minute attempt by six biotech giants to undermine international negotiations on biotech crops was condemned today by environmental group Friends of the Earth International as a proposal to ‘privatise international law’.

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Koreans dont want gm crops

Friends of the Earth International and the Korean Federation of Environmental Movements issued today May 1st an urgent call for the South Korean government and food companies to respect the wish of the Korean people by keeping the country´s food supply free of Genetically Modified (GM) foods.

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Green schemes for biofuel crops set to fail

Attempts to use certification schemes to reduce the widespread environmental and social problems caused by growing crops for fuels and animal feeds are bound to fail, states a new report released today by Friends of the Earth groups.

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GM crops increase pesticides

A new report released on February 13th shows that planting genetically modified (GM) crops is causing an increased use of harmful pesticides in major biotech crop producing countries.

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2008 Photo Competition Launch

Friends of the Earth International announces the launch today of its annual photo competition, which will gather photos from around the world on the theme of “Inspiration, Hope and Possibilities for a Better World.”

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photo competition

April 26, 2007 -- Friends of the Earth International today announces the launch of its second annual photo competition, which will gather photos on the theme of food & agriculture from around the globe. The best shots will feature in a Friends of the Earth International 2008 wall calendar and in a cookbook.

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GM crops still not performing

January 8, 2007 - A new report released on January 9 shows that genetically modified (GM) crops have failed to address the main challenges facing farmers around the world, and more than 70% of large scale GM planting is still limited to two countries (U.S. and Argentina).

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