Africa Calls Out Inequitable Virtual Negotiations on Biodiversity

The African Group, at a key meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), has expressed deep regret that because of the virtual setting, representation from the African Parties has been extremely limited. […]

Small Farms More Productive and Biodiverse Than Large Farms

A meta-analysis covering 51 countries has found that small farms tend to be more productive and biodiverse than large ones, and roughly as profitable and resource-efficient. […]

Bt Crops May Speed Up Spread of Pests

Recent research in China and Brazil shows that the cultivation of GE Bt crops can speed up the spread of the cotton bollworm and white fly pests, respectively. […]

Farmer-led Agroecological Solutions to the Climate Crisis in Asia

Small farmers across Asia are mobilising real agroecological alternatives to face the climate crisis based on their right to self-determination, community building and food sovereignty. […]

Gene Editing Myths and Realities

The agricultural biotech industry claims that gene editing techniques can provide solutions to our food and farming problems. This report debunks these myths. […]

Glyphosate and Roundup Disrupt Gut Microbiome and Blood Chemistry in Rats

Research shows that glyphosate and Roundup disrupt the gut microbiome of rats by the same mechanism by which the chemical acts as a weedkiller, even at low doses that regulators claim to be safe. […]

Framework for Advancing Agroecological Transformations

This open access book develops a framework for advancing agroecology in transformations towards more just and sustainable food systems. […]

Ecological and Evolutionary Consequences of Transgenes in Wild Cotton

Transgenes in wild cotton can affect its physiological, metabolic, and ecological processes, demonstrating the need for monitoring of transgene frequency in wild populations and associated ecological consequences, so as to protect the primary genetic pool. […]

International Detection and Identification Framework for Gene-Edited Plants

It is technically possible to detect genome-edited plants, while an international anticipatory detection and identification framework for voluntary collaboration and collation of disclosed information is recommended for the adequate regulation of gene-edited food and feed products. […]

Biodiversity-based Agroecology Key to Human and Planetary Resilience

A biodiversity-based agroecological paradigm will provide a systemic approach to addressing issues of biodiversity loss, nutritional and food security, and resiliency to respond to a variety of crises. […]