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2012

A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing?

An analysis of the ‘sustainable intensification’ of agriculture

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Nature is not for sale

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

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Reclaim the UN from corporate capture

As the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) turns 20, there are real concerns about the increasing influence of major corporations and business lobby groups within the UN.

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Liberemos a ONU da captura corporativa / Reclaim the UN from corporate capture - Portuguese

A Conferência das Nações Unidas sobre Desenvolvimento Sustentável faz 20 anos, e há preocupações reais com a crescente influência de grandes corporações e grupos de lobby de negócios dentro da ONU.

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Land, life and justice

How land grabbing in Uganda is affecting the environment, livelihoods and food sovereignty of communities

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Combatting Monsanto

"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.

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Farming money

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.

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How corporations rule: vale

Friends of the Earth International, January 2011: The Brazilian company Vale is the world’s second largest metals and mining company and one of the largest producers of raw materials globally. Keen to protect its extractive and energy interests, Vale has used its proximity to the Brazilian government (which owns part of the company) to push for industry-driven measures through the UN’s climate negotiations, urging greater financial incentives and less stringent regulations for carbon offsetting.

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como as corporações governam: vale

Amigos da Terra Internacional, Janeiro 2012: A empresa brasileira Vale é a segunda maior em metais e mineração e uma das maiores produtoras de matéria bruta no globo1. A empresa está se expandindo rapidamente2, inclusive na África, onde possui grande interesse em carvão mineral – um dos recursos energéticos mais intensos em carbono. Com o intuito de proteger seus interesses extrativistas e de energia, a Vale tem utilizado sua proximidade com o governo brasileiro (que detém parte da empresa) para pressionar, através das negociações climáticas da ONU, medidas dirigidas às indústrias – instigando maiores incentivos financeiros e medidas reguladoras mais brandas para compensações de emissões.

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AGRA’s Technology Push in Africa

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.

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Food not fuel: agrofuels, food prices and hunger

This briefing gives a summary of how agrofuels impact food prices and what this means for the world’s poorest people.

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