A series of yearly reports on the impact of Genetically Modified Crops in agriculture. Read the reports
Friends of the Earth International describes the flaws with the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), a programme largely funded by the Bill Gates Foundation. This commentary argues that AGRA's corporate agenda risks compounding the problems it aims to solve. The Foundation's programmes may marginalize the vital role of women in traditional societies and lift control of seeds and farm management from community to corporate level.
An analysis of the ‘sustainable intensification’ of agriculture
This briefing gives a summary of how agrofuels impact food prices and what this means for the world’s poorest people.
An analysis of proposals to intensify agriculture
An overview of what happens when you treat nature as a commodity, who is responsible and why it needs to stop. Also available in French and Spanish on the website of Amis de la Tierre http://www.amisdelaterre.org/Campagne-La-nature-n-est-pas-a.html
How land grabbing in Uganda is affecting the environment, livelihoods and food sovereignty of communities
"Combat Monsanto", Friends of the Earth International and La Via Campesina, April 2012: This report provides snapshots of frontline struggles against Monsanto and other biotech corporations pushing genetically modified (GM) crops. It shows that small-holder and organic farmers, local communities and social movements around the world are resisting and rejecting Monsanto, and the agro-industrial model that it represents.
Friends of the Earth Europe, January 2012: How European banks, pension funds and insurance companies are increasing global hunger and poverty by speculating on food prices and financing land grabs in poorer countries.
Friends of the Earth International, July 2011: Voices of rural women of the south. This publication aims to present testimonies that reflect the situation of rural women in Latin America, Africa and Asia. The voices of these workers of the land highlight the unbalanced nature of gender relations in rural societies throughout these three continents.
Friends of the Earth International, July 2011: Struggles and achievements in building food sovereignty and local diversity. This publication has several aims, from highlighting the role that peasant women and men, indigenous people, and young people play in the improvement, use, conservation and defense of biodiversity, through to showing the strategic role that agroecological and family, peasant and urban agricultural practices play in the defense of territory and resistance against the advance of monocultures and other extractive industries.
Friends of the Earth International, February 2011: This annual report analyses major new developments regarding genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in various regions around the world, including new evidence and testimony from our member groups. In this 2011 edition, we focus particularly on pesticide use, increasing public and legal opposition to GMOs, and the biotech industry’s move into breeding and attempting to release genetically modified animals.
Friends of the Earth International, January 2011: Jatropha is still being touted as a biofuel wonder crop. But there is evidence that jatropha does not deliver on its promises. This new report lists ten reasons why jatropha is neither a profitable nor a sustainable investment.
Friends of the Earth International, September 2010: Every year, the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications, which is partly funded by the biotech industry, publishes figures on the cultivation of GM crops around the world. This annual review is never short on hyperbole. In response we publish a fully referenced report analysing the area of GM crops in the world, and providing evidence on their impacts in the countries that have planted them.
Statement by La Via Campesina and Friends of the Earth International at the 17th Session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development.
Friends of the Earth International, February 2009: The biotechnology industry has aggressively touted GM as a solution to hunger and the global food crisis. Their arguments have been accepted by many politicians. This short briefing is a summary of a new Friends of the Earth International (FoEI) report that looks behind the spin and exposes the reasons why GM crops cannot, and are unlikely ever, to contribute to poverty reduction, global food security or sustainable farming.