The November 2016 Addis Ababa Declaration on agroecology, ecological organic agriculture and food sovereignty in Africa establishes a new narrative which recognizes agroecology as the true future of the continent‘s food systems.
An exploratory ecological study detected increased frequency of cancer in association with high environmental exposure to glyphosate in an agricultural town in Argentina, where the herbicide is used in conjunction with mass cultivation of GM crops.
A technical report by the German, Austrian and Swiss governments on GM herbicide-resistant crops shows that they have not increased yields, but instead have increased herbicide use and have damaging impacts on biodiversity.
This article shows how agroecology and food sovereignty together represent a truly transformative alternative paradigm for agriculture, by rebuilding a diversity of decentralized, just, sustainable and resilient food systems and communities.
Projects in the Global South showcase how agroecology benefits the most disadvantaged and provides local solutions for sustainable agriculture on the principles of empowerment, action, resilience and integration.
Golden Rice crossed with an Indian rice variety has produced plants with stunted growth and reduced yield. These hitherto undetected effects could endanger the harvest and raise concerns about transgene spread into cultivated and wild rice varieties.
A report by the UN's Special Rapporteur on the right to food declares pesticides detrimental to the rights to food and health. It calls for a move away from industrial agriculture and the promotion of agroecology instead.
A study of U.S. GE cotton producers analyzes the before and after weed management costs following the emergence of weed resistance on their farms, and finds that the average costs of managing weeds is increased by US$98 per hectare.