You Can make a difference by keeping the pressure on food producers. Consumer pressure works… Especially if it is constant and relentless… We have won many victories and we can win the big ones too. Consumers have the power!

Let’s take back our food supply…

Please sign our petition to call on South African food producers and retailers to immediately remove GM Soya or any other GM ingredients in the nation’s bread. The African Centre for Biosafety (ACB) recently tested South Africa’s popular white bread brands and found extremely high levels of Monsanto’s GM soya. It is unacceptable to consume GM ingredients and glyphosate in our daily bread.

Total signatures 1778

The Consumers Have a Right to say NO! NO GMO in our Bread

Please sign our petition calling for an urgent Parliamentary hearing on genetically modified (GM) crops in South Africa, to include a full transparent review of the risk assessment and risk management procedures and public participation in GMO decision making.

In May 2012 the South African biosafety regulators (the Executive Council) approved Dow’s 2,4-D tolerant GM maize, dubbed ‘Agent Orange’ maize, into South Africa. In the ensuing public outcry, the ACB submitted a petition to Parliament, signed by over 7,000 individuals including 18 health professionals, calling for a reversal of the decision, and a complete review of the GMO decision making process in South Africa.

Though the petition was forwarded to the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, we are still in the dark as to its status. Meanwhile, Dow continues to apply for import approval for its 2,4-D tolerant GM crops, most recently in July 2013, for a GM maize variety engineered to tolerate toxic combinations of 2,4-D, glufosinate and glyphosate.

Total signatures 3044

Call for Parliamentary hearing on GMOs

This statement will be submitted to the G8, AGRA and CAADP for facilitating a new wave of colonialism in Africa. The statement is supported by over 30 organisations and networks.

Total signatures 191


PLEASE say no to ImPurity by SIGNING OUR CIVIL SOCIETY PETITION TO TIGER BRANDS t/a PURITY calling on it to provide GM Free Food Now!! Purity’s Cream of Maize has tested positive as containing 56.25% GM maize; and Purity Baby First has tested positive as containing 71.47% GM maize.

Total signatures 1000


This petition, which calls for a ban on GMOs on the African continent, endorsed by more than 400 organisations across the African continent representing farmers, indigenous peoples and civil society groups has been submitted to the African Union for inclusion as an agenda item at the January 2013 Summit of the African Union. With gratitude to all the organisations and individuals that supported this cause.

Total signatures 657

African Civil Society Statement: Call for a ban on GMOs


The African Centre for Biosafety is a non-profit organisation and we rely on funding to perform our duties and especially research. We would appreciate your support. You can simply EFT some funds directly to our bank account, thereby not incurring finance charges for electronic gateways etc.

Name of Bank: Nedbank
Account Name: African Centre for Biosafety
Branch: Greenside, Johannesburg
Address: 131 Greenway, Greenside, Johannesburg, South Africa
Account Number: 1975 057 988
Branch Code: 197 505
Swift Code: nedszajj

Please put your email address on our statement so that we can thank you, or mail us using our Contact form.