Risky Second-Generation GE Strategies for Africa

A new wave of second-generation GE strategies are being used to push risky biotechnological solutions to malaria and locust infestations in Africa, diverting attention and investment away from more effective sovereign systemic solutions to overcome ecological, economic and health crises. […]

African Governments Urged to Support Non-GM Preferred Cotton Over GM Cotton

African governments are urged to support GM-free preferred cotton production which can boost farmer income and revitalize rural economies, and to reject GM cotton due to its manifold risks and failures. […]

Public Awareness, Access to Information and Public Participation regarding LMOs/GMOs

Report of the third Joint Round Table on Public Awareness, Access to Information and Public Participation regarding Living Modified Organisms/Genetically Modified Organisms. […]

Uncertain Future for Dicamba after US Court Makes Its Use Illegal

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has overturned the Environmental Protection Agency’s approval of the herbicide dicamba, increasingly used in conjunction with GM crops, saying the agency failed to properly assess the risks of its widespread use. […]

Experiments Using GM Fungus to Kill Mosquitoes in Burkina Faso Fail to Meet Biosafety Requirements

A three-year experiment to test the use of GM fungus to kill malaria-carrying mosquitoes in Burkina Faso raises troubling legal, biosafety, ethical, political and human rights concerns. […]

Gene-Editing of Rice Found to Cause Unintended Mutations

CRISPR gene editing in rice varieties caused undesirable and unintended on-target and off-target mutations, according to a recent study. […]

Need for Broad Assessment in the Regulation of Genome-Edited Products

This article evaluates arguments supporting that an approval procedure for genome-edited organisms for food or feed should include broad assessment covering societal, ethical and environmental concerns, and demonstrates that such assessment is feasible and justified. […]

Scaling-Up Agroecology Essential to Addressing Hunger in the Sahel

A guide to help civil society groups upscale agroecology in the Sahel provides key strategies towards successful implementation. […]

GE Organisms that Spread in the Environment Can Rapidly Damage Biodiversity

Releases of GE organisms able to propagate and spread throughout natural populations can rapidly damage the stability of ecosystems and endanger the health of humans, animals and plants. […]

What is Holding Back Investment in Agroecological Research for Africa?

Money flows in agricultural development are still reinforcing damaging industrial models in Africa and only a fraction of agricultural research funding in Africa is being used to transform food and farming systems. […]