Lorraine Chow – Mexico’s unique and treasured native corn varieties could be under threat from Monsanto.
Marco Torres – “We’re seeing a new rationality in relation to drug laws.”
Alex Pietrowski– Monsanto must now consult with indigenous communities before they will be granted any permits for GMO soy farming.
Stefanie Spear – There’s no debating that humans have greatly scarred the Earth. And, there’s no better way to see the extent of that damage than via aerial images…
Ben Jervey & Steve Horn, DeSmogBlog Waking Times After generations of state control, Mexico’s vast oil and gas reserves will soon open for business to the international market. In December 2013, Mexico’s Congress voted to break up the longstanding monopoly held by the state-owned oil giant Petroleos Mexicanos — commonly called Pemex — and to open the nation’s […]
Alex Mensing, Waging Nonviolence Contributor Waking Times On May 25, an estimated two million people across 50 countries participated in the global March Against Monsanto. Organizers estimate that these protests against the U.S.-based transnational biotech corporation were one of the largest days of coordinated action in history. Yet, despite the high level of coordination, the local […]
Jen Wilton & Liam Barrington-Bush, Guests Waking Times In late April, world renowned Indian ‘seed activist’ Vandana Shiva travelled to the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca to join a gathering of Mexican farmers, indigenous leaders and environmentalists, fighting to protect Mexico’s native corn crops against the imposition of genetically modified alternatives. The group gathered for the ‘Pre-audiencia […]
Lisa Garber, Natural Society Waking Times Despite growing worldwide concern over the health and environmental risks inherent in genetically modified crops, the government of Mexico is toying with the idea of growing GM corn. This is the opposite of what other nations such as India are doing, where scientists gathered in New Delhi to discuss […]
ETC Group Waking Times Gene Giants Prepare the Genetic Wipe-out of One of the World’s Most Important Food Crops Agribusiness giants Monsanto, DuPont and Dow are plotting the boldest coup of a global food crop in history. If their requests to allow a massive commercial planting of genetically modified (GM) maize are approved in the […]