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How GMO Seeds and Monsanto/Bayer’s “RoundUp” are Driving US Policy in Venezuela

By Whitney Webb MintPress News   CARACAS, VENEZUELA — As the political crisis in Venezuela has unfolded, much has been said about the Trump administration’s clear interest in the privatization and exploitation of Venezuela’s oil reserves, the largest in the world, by American oil giants like Chevron and ExxonMobil. Yet the influence of another notorious … Continue reading

Urgent: Food sovereignty delegation to Venezuela – witness effects of sanctions and responses on the ground (August 19-28, 2019)

  What’s going on right now in Venezuela? Come see for yourself how Venezuelans are coping with US economic sanctions designed to cause a social implosion. Sensationalized reports of Venezuelans eating zoo animals and rotten garbage present a distorted picture of what is happening in Venezuela. The media also omits serious analysis of the role … Continue reading

Against the weaponization of food aid and the undermining of food sovereignty in Venezuel

An open letter regarding the situation in Venezuela and the use of food aid as a political weapon against the people FIAN InternationalFOR THE RIGHT TO ADEQUATE FOOD   To international public opinion: As members of the international community concerned about the right to food and food sovereignty, including advocates, practitioners and scholars, we denounce … Continue reading

Fishing for Gender Justice on Women´s Day

Fishing is still perceived as a predominantly male task despite the heavy workload of women By FIAN International Originally set to aid the attainment of women’s suffrage worldwide, International Women Day has since 1910 become a symbolic day for women’s struggle. On this day, FIAN International, together with the World Forum of Fisher Peoples (WFFP), … Continue reading

Three Years After Being Passed, Venezuela’s Seed Law Is Being Implemented from Below

In this piece re-posted from Venezuelanalysis.com, Venezuelan grassroots organization Venezuela Libre de Transgenicos / Semillas del Pueblo (Venezuela Free from GMO / Seeds of the People) reports on the third anniversary of the passing of the Seed Law and the efforts driven from below to implement it. In the wake of the passage of the United … Continue reading

UNITED NATIONS: Third Committee approves the UN Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas

PRESS RELEASE | LA VIA CAMPESINA 19 November. Monday, [NEW YORK] The Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) of the UN General Assembly voted in favour of the UN Declaration on the rights of peasants and other people working in rural areas, through the Resolution no. A/C.3/73/L.30. The resolution was approved by 119 votes in … Continue reading

Press Release: Peasants’ Rights Declaration presented before the UN General Assembly

  New York – October 26, 2018 – The “UN Declaration on the rights of peasants and other people working in rural areas” was presented in the UN headquarters to the Third Committee of the General Assembly on 25th October. This comes on the back of a nearly two decade long process of consultations and … Continue reading

The Politics of Food in Venezuela

    Monthly Review by Ana Felicien, Christina Schiavoni and Liccia Romero Few countries and political processes have been subject to such scrutiny, yet so generally misunderstood, as Venezuela and the Bolivarian Revolution.1 This is particularly true today, as the international media paints an image of absolute devastation in the country, wrought by failed policies … Continue reading

Monsanto Tribunal Judges Slam Monsanto over Violation of Human Rights

Today the five international judges for the Monsanto Tribunal presented their legal opinion, which include key conclusions, both on the conduct of Monsanto and on the need for important changes to international laws governing multinational corporations. The judges conclude that Monsanto has engaged in practices that have impinged on the basic human right to a … Continue reading

Opposition rises to planned agricultural mega-mergers

PRESS RELEASE – Friends of the Earth Europe, European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions, European Coordination of Via Campesina, CONCORD Europe Brussels – More than 200 organisations have called on the European Commission and Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager to block the planned mergers of six giant agriculture corporations. The farmer, farmworker, beekeeper, … Continue reading

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