by GRAIN | 14 Sep 2007
by GRAIN | 13 Sep 2007
by Bhaskar Goswami and Indo-Asian News Agency | 7 Sep 2007
Two articles on how the mealy bug is devastating Bt cotton in India.
by GRAIN | 6 Sep 2007
by GRAIN | 5 Sep 2007
by GRAIN | 29 Aug 2007
by GRAIN | 28 Aug 2007
by GRAIN | 27 Aug 2007 Seeds
Japan is increasingly using free trade agreements (FTAs) to tighten corporate control over seeds and other forms of biodiversity that are crucial to food, agriculture and medicine. Two such deals, sealed this month with the Chilean and Indonesian governments, put Japan in the big league of nations using bilateral trade deals to make seed-saving on the farm a thing of the past.
by GRAIN | 27 Aug 2007
by GRAIN | 21 Aug 2007
by GRAIN | 30 Jul 2007 Seedling - July 2007
In this special issue of Seedling we focus on agrofuels. Visit the resource page on agrofuels where more information is available: http://www.grain.org/agrofuels
by AP Coalition in Defence of Diversity | 30 Jul 2007
AP Coalition in Defence of Diversity responds to claims made by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India about the benefits of Bt cotton.
by GRAIN | 28 Jul 2007 Seedling - July 2007
We are devoting almost all of this edition to a single topic – the rapid expansion of biofuels across much of the globe. Read the editorial.
by GRAIN | 26 Jul 2007 Seedling - July 2007
An introductory article that, among other things, looks at the mind-boggling numbers that are being bandied around: the Indian government is talking of planting 14 million hectares of land with jatropha; the Inter-American Development Bank says that Brazil has 120 million hectares that could be cultivated with agrofuel crops; and an agrofuel lobby is speaking of 379 million hectares being available in 15 African countries.
by GRAIN | 24 Jul 2007 Seedling - July 2007
Corporate interest in agrofuels has gone from a casual trot to a full-on stampede over the last few years. For business and politicians alike, agrofuels are certainly one of the more palatable “renewable” forms of energy because they fit easily into the existing petroleum-based economy. But they also present opportunities for profit that the new order of “green” business has wasted no time in capturing. Big money is now flowing into agrofuel projects across the world – with big consequences.