Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are already in our food. GM crops are growing in the fields of several countries around the world - yet we do not know if they are safe. Around the world, Friends of the Earth campaigns to keep GMOs out of our food and our environment. We maintain that the question of hunger is not a question of productive capacity, but rather of the right economics and political will.
ghana and togo: tackling the threat posed by gmos in west africa
The influx of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) into the West Africa subregion poses a grave and growing threat. Yet Ghana’s domestic national policy is very receptive to US influence, which is strongly pro-GMO. Furthermore, the close and growing political and diplomatic ties between Ghana and Togo extend this pro-GMO influence into Togo. Read more.
- Uruguay: helping family farms to recover disappearing seed varieties
- Friends of the Earth Uruguay / REDES has been collaborating with others to rescue local seed varieties and promote organic production.
- paraguay: sowing seeds for change
- FoE Paraguay / Sobrevivencia works with social movements such as Via Campesina and community organizations to develop joint campaigns around food sovereignty.
- haiti: raising awareness of gmos and supporting local food
- Friends of the Earth Haiti / Haïti Survie has been working since 2007 to raise awareness of the dangers of genetically modified organisms and to promote food sovereignty.