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FEEDING NINE BILLION: FIVE STEPS TO THE WRONG SOLUTION

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SUMMARY: "National Geographic's recent online slideshow featuring an article by global ecologist Jonathan Foley lays out a Five Step Plan to Feed the World that proposes to "blend the best" farming techniques of organic and local farms with those of high-tech and conventional farms. It is a collaborative proposition framed within an attractive media presentation that relies on much of the conventional wisdom expressed in food and agriculture policy circles today. "

UN Climate experts: Green Revolution leaves food systems vulnerable to climate change

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Agro-ecological practices needed for adaptation

The United Nations’ experts from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have stated that the so-called “green revolution” is leaving agriculture vulnerable to climate change, and that new approaches are urgently needed to enable food systems to adapt.

VENEZUELA AND THE BATTLE AGAINST TRANSGENIC SEEDS

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By: Frederick B. Mills, Senior Research Fellow at the Council on
Hemispheric Affairs and Professor of Philosophy at Bowie State University
and William Camacaro, MFA, Member of the Bolivarian Circle of New York
“Alberto Lovera”
December 6, 2013 · in COHA Research, Economic, Venezuela

Over the past two months, efforts to introduce a bill in the Venezuelan
National Assembly that could have paved the way for the entrance of
transgenic seeds into the country met stiff opposition from the
agroecology and ecosocialist movements, stopping Monsanto and other GM

Fakethrough! GMOs and the Capitulation of Science Journalism

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Good journalism examines its sources critically, it takes nothing at face value, places its topics in a historical context, and it values above all the public interest. Such journalism is, most people agree, essential to any equitable and open system of government. These statements about journalism are especially applicable to the science media. But while the media in general has recently taken much criticism, for trivialising news and other flaws, the science media has somehow escaped serious attention. This is unfortunate because no country in the world has a healthy science media.

EASTERN AFRICA: ANGER GREETS COMESA SEED RULES

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SUMMARY: "The regional trading bloc Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) has managed to quietly approve a controversial set of regulations that could promote genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The rules were okayed at a meeting of the Council of Ministers in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, last month."

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