- Published on Thursday, 23 April 2009 13:22
AAA occupied Blue NG offices on Friday 17th, Via Campesina Day, in solidarity with millions of peasant land-workers demonstrating globally against agrofuels. Blue NG are committing a crime against humanity and the planet by using misinformation* to win support for the new market of agrofuel power stations, when virtually all agrofuels have been shown to cause ecosystem destruction, accelerated climate change & food poverty.
- Published on Thursday, 23 April 2009 13:17
Friday, April 17 2009 c. 5-7 pm, members of BaSo http://www.baso-news.de/ , Attac Wuppertal http://www.attac-wtal.de and The Agrarian Group of Attac Wuppertal http://jpberlin.de/attacwtal-agrar/ have gathered in the city of Wuppertal-Elberfeld and disseminated leaflets about La Via Campesina and biofuels. Thus participators have taken the day of La Via Campesina as an opportunity to raise public awareness about the issue of limits and hazards of biofuels.
- Published on Tuesday, 21 April 2009 17:56
Press release - Via Campesina
Videos of interviews are available at: www.wsftv.net
(Treviso, 21 April 2009) The first G8 on Agriculture which ended yesterday in Cison di Valmarino produced a final declaration which not only admits its own failures in the past, but previews a future full of contradictions. The G8 will never be able to alleviate hunger in the world by making its decisions behind closed doors, in the absence of the main actors in the global debate on agriculture – the millions of peasants and family farmers, women and men, who feed the world.
- Published on Tuesday, 21 April 2009 07:15
Large scale cultivation of transgenic crops in the European Union over the past 10 years has only taken place in Spain. GM farming in Spain has been and is characterized by a complete lack of control and transparency. No one knows where these crops are, no one assesses the damage they cause and no one accepts any responsibilities.
Many European countries have forbidden the cultivation of transgenic maize: France, Austria, Luxembourg, Greece, Hungary… and just a few days ago, Germany. These countries have based their ban of this transgenic maize on scientific evidence regarding negative impacts in the environment, lack of knowledge regarding impacts on human and animal health, and the certainty that protecting organic and conventional farming from transgenic contamination is impossible.