Global insitutions conclude that smallholders are key in transforming world agriculture to ensure global food security and environmental sustainability. They call for strong political will to implement the necessary policies and investments.
Two scientific papers make a firm call to exercise the Precautionary Principle in considering the commerical release of the genetically engineered Bt brinjal, until adequate studies are done to properly assess the risks of transgene flow from the crop.
This TWN Biosafety Briefing identifies the sources of health risks that can potentially arise from GM foods as well as presents the increasing body of evidence that shows the disruptive effect of the GM transformation process and clear signs of toxicity i
Study finds Argentina’s soy boom model socially and ecologically unsustainable and urgently calls for broader analytical frameworks for assessment of new agrarian technologies which encompass social and environmental considerations.
This paper argues that agroecologically managed systems are best placed to cope with future challenges because they exhibit high levels of diversity and resilience while delivering reasonable yields and ecosystem functions.
Two reports illustrate the overwhelming extent of corporate control over food and agriculture and provide evidence to show the inability of this dominant industrial model to feed a world in (climate) crisis.
The UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food explores how agroecology can result in modes of production that are more resilient, highly productive and sustainable, contributing to poverty alleviation and the realization of the right to food.
A Philippines study on the socio-economic impacts of GM corn cultivation has found evidence of increased farmer debt and impoverishment, highlighting the urgent need for socio-economic considerations to play an integral role in proper biosafety assessment