Tuesday, May 28, 2024


Colombia: battle over fumigation is not over

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

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

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

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

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

Brazil – new concerns over GM mosquito

Alarm at new dengue emergency where GM mosquito trials conducted.

An American Spymaster’s story

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

State of emergency decreed in town with GM mosquitoes

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

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

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

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