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Is UN Food Security Summit Backed By Agrochemical Farming Giants?

3 Mins Read A global summit on food security may be dominated by big businesses at the expense of grassroots movements and smallholder farmers’ interests, according to the United Nations’ former food expert Olivier De Schutter. The accusation has been sparked by the appointment of former Rwandan agriculture minister Agnes Kalibata to lead the event, despite her links […]

Thailand To Ban Three Toxic Pesticides, US Tries To Pressure Against It

3 Mins Read Following the Thai government’s decision to ban a series of toxic farming chemicals, the Trump administration is pressuring Thailand to exempt three harmful pesticides that have been scientifically linked to serious health problems and diseases among children and vulnerable populations. Under the new law in Thailand, as of 1st December, a ban will take effect […]

Indian Cotton Farmers Defy Monsanto With Native Seeds

3 Mins Read Agrochemical multinational corporation Monsanto is responsible for huge socioeconomic damage within the Indian farming community ever since they launched illegal operations of field trials decades ago to make inroads into the market. After years of pressuring farmers to adopt a strain of Bt Cotton – which unleashed devastating consequences – these farmers, backed by the […]