The blog is a place where GRAIN staff and others post their comments, suggestions, hints and assessments of documents, places or events. Or just share information that we think is interesting.
by Ashoka Mukpo | 25 Sep 2019
by Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO) | 18 Sep 2019
A profile of EU lobbying by the Norwegian fertilizer company
by Caritas, GRAIN, AFSA | 5 Sep 2019
A comment on the proposed seed harmonisation bill in Ugandan parliament.
by Via Campesina Brazil | 5 Sep 2019
Statement by Via Campesina Brazil on the burning of the Amazon
by União de Moradores Proteção Jesus do Cajueiro et al | 12 Aug 2019
The community of Cajueiro - in São Luís de Maranhão, northeast Brazil - is about to be evicted so that China Communications Construction Company can build a port to export millions of tonnes of soybeans to Europe and China.
by Comité Ouest Africain des Semences Paysannes (COASP) | 7 Aug 2019
African states are adopting laws that criminalise peasant seeds and open the gate to seed patenting. This CORAF/AATF meeting was meant to further advance in this direction.
by Stop Golden Rice Network | 6 Aug 2019
Open letter to the directors of BRRI and PhilRice calling for a halt to the field trials of Golden Rice and the withdrawal of all applications for its regulatory approval in Bangladesh and the Philippines.
by Sandra Guimarães and Anne Paq | 25 Jul 2019
A great article and video about the difficult struggle for food sovereignty in Palestine
by Mark Bittman | 17 Jul 2019
Inside a system that traps farmers and screws up the planet. Food for thought from the heart of a US industrial farming state.
by US Food Sovereignty Alliance | 17 Jul 2019
What is food sovereignty and what does it look like in the United States? Food sovereignty can take on unique meanings in different communities, but it always puts questions of power, control, and social justice at the heart of food and farming. A great series of short videos by the US Food Sovereignty Alliance
by Damian Carrington, Guardian | 16 Jul 2019
Radical change needed to make UK food and farming system sustainable within 10 years, according to government report.
by Francesco Ajena | 5 Jul 2019
There is a lot of hype about digital agriculture or precision farming being the solution to many of the current farming problems: environmental, social, economic. But who controls the technology, and how is it related to agroecology? An interesting reflection from Europe, by Francesco Ajena.
by African Centre for Biodiversity et al | 3 Jul 2019
We, the undersigned civil society organisations from Africa and around the world, denounce the release of genetically modified (GM) “male-sterile” mosquitoes in Burkina Faso. The GM mosquitoes were released in the village of Bana on 1 July 2019 by the Target Malaria research consortium.
by COPAGEN and CCAE | 2 Jul 2019
The Coalition for the Protection of African Genetic Heritage (COPAGEN) and the Citizen's Collective for Agroecology (CCAE) are bitterly discovering the imminent release of genetically modified mosquitoes as part of the Target Malaria project by the Institute for Research in Health Sciences (IRSS). The test release is scheduled for this July 1st 2019, in the village of Bama, part of district 7 of the municipality of Bobo Dioulasso.
by CEO, TNI, FOEE and FOEI | 24 Jun 2019
New research published today reveals the devastating consequences of the controversial Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) system.