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The United Nations recently released a report highlighting the systematic human rights abuses that regularly take place in North Korea. The controversial report states that murder, slavery, torture, starvation and executions routinely take place in the country, and has been termed by the authoritarian regime as a “political plot and nothing more than creating room… » read more

by Sophie Delaval, cross-posted from the Bankwatch blog The EBRD’s board of directors yesterday approved a USD 20 million loan for the expansion of Nestlé Egypt food production company. Leaving aside the question whether Nestlé – one of the world’s largest companies from one of the world’s richest countries – really qualifies for multilateral development… » read more

Guest post by Marcel Kuntz, director of research at CNRS in Grenoble, France; Agnès E. Ricroch, lecturer at AgroParisTech in Paris; and John Davison, retired director of research at INRA Versailles. EU governments are ignoring on their own scientific risk evaluation committees and creating false pseudo-scientific documents for political gain, argue Marcel Kuntz, Agnès E.… » read more

The basis of the case against the use of food crops in the production of biofuels is that it raises food prices and leads to environmental degradation in crop exporting third countries. This is the justification for the European Commission’s proposal to limit food crop utilisation in the production of biofuels. The proposal is that… » read more

During the last 15 years, world-transgenic (GMO) soy production has reached 80 million hectares which currently represents 80% of total acreage. The graph on the right shows the annual production figures. In 2012 in Brazil, the United States and Argentina total GMO soybean ratio were 88%, 92% and 100% respectively. These developments certainly make access… » read more

Guest post by Marcel Kuntz, director of research at CNRS in Grenoble, France, Agnès E. Ricroch, lecturer at AgroParisTech in Paris and John Davison, retired director of research at INRA Versailles. – Version française en bas – EU governments are ignoring on their own scientific risk evaluation committees and creating false pseudo-scientific documents for political… » read more

by Natalia Alonso, Head of Oxfam’s EUs office Today, as part of Oxfam’s on-going Behind the Brands campaign, we are stressing the involvement a few of the leading sugar-based companies have in land-grabbing. Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Associated British Foods have all been linked to this practice in their supply chain and, given their leading role… » read more

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