A Feminist Ethics of Care Framework for Risk Assessment of GM Crops

This study finds that current risk assessment of GM crops in South Africa is flawed, stemming from a neoliberal, productivist perception, and recommends the Feminist Ethics of Care as a holistic framework that acknowledges the strength of socio-ecological relationships. […]

US Court Declares FDA’s Approval of GE Salmon a Violation of Environmental Laws

In November, a U.S. District Court ruled the FDA had violated core environmental laws in approving GE salmon and ordered it to thoroughly analyze the environmental consequences of an escape of GE salmon into the wild. […]

Countering the Digitalization Tsunami Sweeping Over Our Food Systems

To counter corporate-controlled digitalization of, and to regain control over, our food systems, we need to assert peasant farmers’ sovereignty over their data, promote agroecology and bottom-up technologies, and build a comprehensive global system of participatory technology assessment. […]

Feminist Agroecology For a Fair and Sustainable Global Food System

Feminist agroecology places ‘life’, relationships, care and balance at the center of a fair and sustainable food system. […]

Non-regulation of New GE Can Wreak Havoc with Natural and Agricultural Ecosystems

Without strict regulation of ‘New Genetic Engineering’ techniques, there will be substantial likelihood of damage to ecosystems, agriculture, forestry and food production. […]

From COVID-19 to Radical Transformation of Our Food Systems

Covid-19 has underscored the need for systemic change towards socially just food systems with agency, sustainability and stability at its heart, which can be characterised as agroecology and food sovereignty. […]

GM Crops Unlikely to Ever Meet the Requirements of Sustainable Agriculture

Despite the promises, GM crops, including the new gene-edited crops, are unlikely to ever meet the agronomic, social and environmental requirements of sustainable agriculture. […]

Transforming Agriculture and Food Systems Using the 10 Elements of Agroecology

The FAO’s 10 elements of agroecology supports the design of differentiated paths for agriculture and food systems transformation, hence facilitating improved decision-making at different scales along agroecological transitions towards sustainable agriculture and food systems. […]

Why Genome Edited Organisms are not Excluded from the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

This TWN/GeneWatch UK briefing sets out to show that currently deployed genome editing technologies and applications, including all techniques involving CRISPR-based systems, clearly fall within the Cartagena Protocol on Bisoafety’s definition of a living modified organism (LMO), whether they involve inserting, deleting or editing sequences of genomes. […]

US EPA Proposes to Phase Out Almost All Bt Corn and Cotton Due to Insect Resistance

In an effort to stave off above-ground insect resistance, the US EPA has proposed phasing out many current Bt corn hybrids, as well as some Bt cotton varieties, in the next three to five years. […]