Wednesday, May 25, 2022

GMOs

Colombia: battle over fumigation is not over

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President Santos has been praised internationally for banning the use of glyphosate, now declared a 'probable carcinogenic', but the spraying of coca is still continuing. It's too soon to celebrate.

Colombia ends fumigation

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In a surprising move Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has decided to end the spraying of Monsanto's Round Up as a means of eradicating coca.

Brazil — GM crops may be causing cancer

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Brazil's National Cancer Institute is concerned about the health of the country's population, now that glyphosate, widely used in the cultivation of soya, has been classified as a "probable carcinogen".

Free trade and Mexico’s junk food epidemic

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There's been a real explosion in obesity and diabetes in Mexico, largely because NAFTA has changed profoundly the country's food systems.

Latin America on a Dangerous Precipice

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FAO optimism about eliminating hunger ignores climate change, which will present a big risk for the continent.

Brazil – new concerns over GM mosquito

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Alarm at new dengue emergency where GM mosquito trials conducted.

An American Spymaster’s story

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A book by the former CIA bureau chief for Latin America head tells us more about his mind-set than the details of his activities.

Brazil — fears over GM mosquito

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State of emergency decreed in town with GM mosquitoes

Mexico: Mayan farmers defeat ‘Gene Giant’ in latest court ruling

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Last week's quiet victory over Monsanto in Campeche may have huge implications for native Indian groups in the US and Canada.

Uruguay – agribusiness is wiping out family farming

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Large-scale commercial farming, particularly of soya, is imposing GMOs and destroying rural livelihoods.

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