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Food sovereignty

Friends of the Earth International and member group reports on resisting genetically modified organisms and agrofuels.

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GM cornWho benefits from gm crops?

A series of yearly reports on the impact of Genetically Modified Crops in agriculture. Read the reports

 

 

 

Who benefits from GM crops? 2009

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 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.

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who benefits from GM Crops? 2008: The rise in pesticide use

Friends of the Earth International, 2008: Biotechnology proponents claim that genetically modified (GM) crops are good for consumers, farmers and the environment, and that they are growing in popularity around the world. Unfortunately, journalists often report such claims as fact, without first subjecting them to critical scrutiny. As in past editions of "Who Benefits from GM Crops?" we here attempt to provide a nuanced, fact-based assessment of GM crops around the world, and to clear up common misconceptions about their nature and impacts. In this 2008 edition, we report on new trends and findings, particularly the rise in pesticide use with GM crops.

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Who benefits from GM crops? 2008 executive summary

Biotechnology proponents claim that genetically modified (GM) crops are good for consumers, farmers and the environment, and that they are growing in popularity around the world. However, such claims are seldom subjected to scrutiny. As in past editions of “Who Benefits from GM Crops?” we here provide a fact-based assessment of GM crops around the world, and address common misconceptions about their impacts. In this 2008 edition, we report on new trends and findings, particularly the rise in pesticide use with GM crops.

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how the u.s. government is planning to approve contamination of the world's food supply with experimental gm crops

Briefing paper, November 2004: Over the past two decades, the United States government has done everything possible to promote its biotechnology industry and push genetically modified (GM) foods on the rest of the world.

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The impact of GM corn in Spain

Friends of the Earth Europe and Greenpeace, August 2003: This report aims to provide some independent data on the most controversial GM crop in the European Union, based on the Spanish experience with Bt 176 in the fields during 5 years.

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Food and Farming: Time to Choose! Campaign for Sustainable Farming and Food

Friends of the Earth Europe: Current food and farming policies do notdeliver healthy food. Our soils, air and water are polluted by intensive agriculture. The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) of the European Union (EU) is meant to support farmers and subsidise quality food production.

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into the mouth of babes

Friends of the Earth England Wales and Northern Ireland, March 2002: Pesticides in the diet and our children's health

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Credit Where It's Due: The Ecological Debt Education Project

Friends of the Earth Scotland and others, 2003: The cumulative responsibility of industrialised countries for the destruction caused by their production and consumption patterns is called the ‘ecological debt’.

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