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Bt Brinjal Monsanto

How India squared up to Monsanto’s 'biopiracy'

Rosie Spinks

12th October, 2011

Following allegations of defying India's Biological Diversity Act (BDA), Monsanto faces a lawsuit from the Indian government, reports Rosie Spinks more...
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Does Kenya need GM crops as it battles famine in the Horn of Africa?

Rosie Spinks

8th September, 2011

In the midst of a dire need to feed millions of people facing hunger because of drought, Kenya's newly passed Biosafety Act allows for the importation of GM crops - but at what cost? more...
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Are our hands tied?

Clare Oxborrow; Becky Price; Peter Riley

1st November, 2008

Whether we like it or not, the Government says that we must accept the necessity of genetically modified crops to fuel, feed and heal the world. Leading academics, researchers and campaigners in the GM arena address the science and the spin of the GM 'solution', as well as looking at alternatives that are already contributing to a sustainable farming future. more...
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Feed the world?

Dr Ricarda A Steinbrecher and Antje Lorch

1st November, 2008

The promise of more food from increased yields is driving the appeal for more GM crops, but that promise is theoretical and unfulfilled, argue Dr Ricarda A Steinbrecher and Antje Lorch more...
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Desert grain

Prof Jack Heinemann

1st November, 2008

Can food crops really be engineered to thrive - and to yield more - under drought conditions? After 25 years we're still waiting for the flood of evidence, says Prof Jack Heinemann more...
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The driving use of genetic engineering

Geoff Tansey

1st November, 2008

As biotech companies hoover up patents, Geoff Tansey considers what we could end up paying for our future food supply more...
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Break Free

Clare Oxborrow, Becky Price, and Peter Riley

1st November, 2008

In the past decade, the sales pitch of the biotech companies has shifted with the climate of public opinion. Public scepticism has remained high, but politicians seem to have bought enthusiastically into the GM ‘solution’. In many ways this encapsulates where science has gone wrong – by inventing technologies without first deciding what problems need addressing. If GM crops are the answer, what exactly is the problem? more...
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GM: Halt the growing threat

Pat Thomas

31st October, 2008

Growing anxiety, growing concern, growing doubts, growing uncertainty. If you are one of a growing number of people who want to be heard on the subject of GM, and to find out how you can become involved in keeping the future GM-free, here are some places to start. more...

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