by GRAIN | 28 Sep 1998
by GRAIN | 25 Sep 1998 Seedling - September 1998
The World Intellectual Property Organisation has launched a controversial new programme to extend IPRs to new beneficiaries, such as indigenous peoples and local communities.
by GRAIN | 25 Sep 1998
by Robin Jenkins | 20 Sep 1998 Seedling - September 1998
The biopesticide Bt has become the latest starlet for the agrochemical and biotech industries. But fame is not likely to lead to fortune: more likely' it will result in the loss of an important pest control tool.
by GRAIN | 15 Sep 1998 Seedling - September 1998
The agrobusiness giants are dreaming of transforming huge tracts of South America into a Southern equivalent of the US Great Plains. Dreams are fast turning into reality as export revenues seduce governments into the game.
by GRAIN | 25 Jun 1998 Seedling - June 1998
Recent international negotiations suggest that some governments are behaving more like industry's handmaidens rather than champions of their people. But people all over the world are making it known that they will not sit back and allow corporate greed to appropriate their livelihoods.
by GRAIN | 20 Jun 1998 Seedling - June 1998
Rice, the showcase of farmer innovation, has so far largely escaped the interests of the corporate sector. But new technologies mean that the world's most important staple could become industrys newest cash cow.
by Tirso Gonzales, Nestor Chambi and Marcela Machaca | 15 Jun 1998 Seedling - June 1998
Although invisible in Western development paradigms, alternative cosmovisions are the frameworks within which the richness of agricultural biodiversity has largely been created.
by Assisi Foundation, Biothai, CEC, GRAIN, Greens Philippines, Hayuma, MAPISAN, MASIPAG, PAN Indonesia, PDG, SIBAT, TREE, Dr Romy Quijano (University of the Philippines) and Dr Oscar Zamora (University of the Philippines). | 25 May 1998