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GM0 ALERT: news and status quo in South Africa

Alert
As part of the African Centre for Biodiversity (ACB)’s monitoring and resistance of GMO activities in SA, we share with you, our latest GMO Alert.
 

In this alert we highlight the following issues concerning GMOs in South Africa:

The GMO crisis in Swaziland

Blog

Swaziland is under enormous pressure to introduce genetically modified organisms (GMOs) into the country’s farming system. This pressure is coming not only from Monsanto but also from farmers and some sections of the public who have been fed a great deal of misinformation and hype by the pro-biotech machinery.

ACB to battle SA Govt., Monsanto over controversial GM 'drought tolerant' maize

Media
Press release
Objection

The African Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) has on 7th August 2015, lodged an appeal to Agriculture, Water Affairs and Forestry Minister Senzeni Zokwana, against the general release approval of Monsanto’s genetically modified (GM) maize, MON87460 granted by the Executive Council (EC): GMO Act.

Manipulate and Mislead: How GMOs Are Infiltrating Africa

Impacts/media coverage

The most persistent myth about genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is that they are necessary to feed a growing global population. Highly effective marketing campaigns have drilled it into our heads that GMOs will produce more food on less land in an environmentally friendly manner.

WHO OWNS OUR FOOD SYSTEM?

Fact sheet

It is a matter of urgency that we break up these cartels that have South African consumers, especially the poorest of the poor, in a vice grip through control of our two staple foods ? maize and bread.