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STOP RISKY GM MOSQUITO RELEASES – WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO SAY NO

Open Letter

We, the undersigned civil society organisations in Africa, hereby call upon the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Target Malaria project to stop the intended release of 10 000 genetically modified (GM) “male sterile” mosquitoes in Burkina Faso, as the release poses unacceptable risks to human beings and the environment.

Agroecology versus Industrial Agriculture

Fact sheet

These graphics, captured in an easy to read and visually informative manner, illustrate the stark difference of practices and values between the current industrial food system and agroecological food systems.

Who owns our food system?

Fact sheet
Publication

It is a matter of urgency that we break up these cartels that have South African consumers, especially the poorest of the poor, in a vice grip through control of our two staple foods ? maize and bread. South Africans eat about 28 billion loaves of bread and, on average, about 100kg of maize and maize-related products each year ?

Call for Parliamentary hearing on GMOs

Open Letter
Petition
Publication

Call for urgent Parliamentary hearing on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and transparent review of risk assessment procedures and public participation in GMO decision making Mr.

What is a GM crop?

Fact sheet

An introduction to GM seeds: why they?re so different to what we know

 

What is genetic modification (GM)?

Marker assisted selection (MAS): Key issues for Africa

Briefing paper
Fact sheet
Publication
Report

'Marker Assisted Selection' uses molecular markers as tools in a plant or animal breeding programme to select for important agricultural traits, such as nutritional quality, drought tolerance, disease and pest resistance.

Trojan Horse for GMOs

Briefing paper
Comment
Fact sheet
Publication

After more than 10 years of genetically modified (GM) crop plants being grown in the world, only South Africa out of 53 countries on the African continent have commercial plantings of genetically modified organisms (GMOs).