GRAIN

GRAIN is a small international non-profit organisation that works to support small farmers and social movements in their struggles for community-controlled and biodiversity-based food systems

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Sunday, May 21, 2017
20 Years of GM Soy in the Southern Cone of Latin America, 20 Reasons for a Definitive Ban
The International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA) has just published its annual report , which confirms that the Southern Cone of Latin America is the region of the world producing the largest quantity of GMOs and having the largest land area under a single...
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Saturday, October 31, 2015
REDD+ and Carbon Trading Will Not Resolve the Climate Crisis
As with other mechanisms supported by "world climate governance", we doubted from the beginning that the Reduction of Emissions caused by Deforestation and the Degradation of Forests (REDD) mechanism would be likely to resolve the global climate crisis, ever since it was introduced in discussions...
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Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Food Sovereignty: 5 Steps to Cool the Planet and Feed Its People
How the industrial food system contributes to the climate crisis Between 44% and 57% of all GHG emissions come from the global food system Deforestation: 15-18% Before the planting starts, the bulldozers do their job. Worldwide, industrial agriculture is pushing into savannas, wetlands and forests...
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Saturday, December 06, 2014
The Solution to Climate Change Is in Our Lands
A global effort to give small farmers and indigenous communities control over lands is the best hope we have to deal with climate change and feed the world’s growing population. As governments converge on Lima for the UN Climate Change Conference, the brutal killing of Peruvian indigenous activist...
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Thursday, November 07, 2013
Climate Summit: Don't Turn Farmers into 'Climate Smart' Carbon Traders!
Farmers produce food, not carbon. Yet, if some of the governments and corporate lobbies negotiating at the UN climate change conference to be held in Warsaw from 11-22 November have their way, farmland could soon be considered as a carbon sink that polluting corporations can buy into to compensate for their harmful emissions.
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Sunday, November 03, 2013
Seed laws in Latin America: The Offensive Continues, So Does Popular Resistance
The world’s agribusiness corporations are pursuing their attempts to privatize and monopolize our seeds. Behind their efforts is a clear goal: to make the age-old practice of saving and breeding seeds into a crime and gain monopoly control over seeds. Latin America has not escaped these attacks.
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Thursday, September 29, 2011
Food and Climate Change: The Forgotten Link
[ CommonDreams.org Editor's Note: Today, the Right Livelihood Award (frequently known as the Alternative Nobel Prize) was awarded to GRAIN (International) “for their worldwide work to protect the livelihoods and rights of farming communities and to expose the massive purchases of farmland in developing countries by foreign financial interests”.]
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