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Africa must ban glyphosate now!

Petition
Publication

Please sign on to support our continental campaign to ban glyphosate

Globally, glyphosate and glyphosate-based herbicide (GBHs) have penetrated all spheres of our environment and food systems. The persistence and ubiquity of these chemicals place us at the cusp of one of the world’s biggest health crises. This is evident in the plethora of health conditions and chronic diseases that have increased at the same pace as GBH use globally, as legally recognised in three recent court cases in the USA.

We see a marked increase in countries putting in place either full bans or partial bans on the use of glyphosate and GBHs. Yet in Africa only one country, Malawi, has temporarily suspended the importation of GBHs. Unfortunately, however, their Ministry of Agriculture  has indicated this may soon be revoked.

ACB’s Objection to Monsanto’s Application for Commodity Import of GM maize for a number of events: herbicide tolerance, including for dicamba, as well as pest resistance

Objection

 

ACB’s Objection to Monsanto’s Application for Commodity Import of GM maize for a number of events: herbicide tolerance, including for dicamba, as well as pest resistance -

MON 87427 x MON 89034 x MIR 162 x MON87419;

MON 87427 x MON 89034 x MON810 x MIR 162 x MON 87411 x MON 87419;

and MON 87427 x MON 87419 x NK603

Gene drive organisms: What Africa should know about actors, motives and threats to biodiversity and food systems

Briefing paper

The African Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) has produced a briefing paper in regard to a new and controversial genetic engineering (GE) technology to produce gene drive organisms (GDOs). These GDOs have been specifically designed to spread an engineered, ‘modified’ genetic trait such as sterility, with the potential to eradicate entire wildlife populations and even species. The briefing is also available in French.