On this page you will find all of ACB’s publications. To the right are the search categories that will help you navigate around the ACB’s extensive work.

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

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 ?

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)?

GM Maize in SA

Fact sheet

Genetically modified (GM) maize is big business globally. In 2011, farmers grew about 51 million hectares of GM maize. Most of this production happened in the United States where the majority of GM crops are being grown. There are just four major GM crops grown in the world today and maize and soya make up the bulk of these.

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).