In celebrating sustainable food systems, World Food Day recognizes the need for systemic change to end hunger and malnutrition. This is urgent because although for decades the world has produced 1½ times enough food for every man, woman and child on the planet, nearly a billion people go hungry.
In a great bit of news for World Food Day, a key Brazilian congressional committee today withdrew the consideration of legislation that would have allowed the sale and use of Terminator Technology, also known as suicide seeds
A federal court in Mexico City ordered the Mexican government “to suspend the issue of permits for experimental, pilot or commercial cultivation of genetically modified corn” on Oct. 10. This is the first victory in a class-action suit filed against the invasion of Monsanto corn in Mexico.
Five decades of war made things worse. Landowners bought up more and more land, expelling and expropriating campesinos with force. The agricultural strike was the “Enough!” of a population that won’t put up with it any longer.
For over a hundred years, outsiders have attempted to take the bountiful Lenca lands on the shores of the Gualcarque River and their communities have resisted. But last year, national and international investors in a hydroelectric dam project moved in to steal the communities’ land. Now three grassroots – Berta Caceres, Tomas Gomez and Aureliano Molina – could go to jail.