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Glyphosate Resistance in Weeds - The Transgenic Treadmill

According to Prof Joe Cummins, Glyphosate resistant weeds may spell the end of patented herbicide tolerant crops, but can farmers exit the transgenic treadmill that’s very profitable for Monsanto? Read more…

March 3rd, 2010
Topic: Environment, Food Security, GMO, Pollution, health Tags: , , ,

Permaculture Work Party and Jozi IPC9 feedback round

Join us for a day of permaculture, fun and learning:

learn about permaculture by helping us transform the garden and set up irrigation infrastructure in a green permie blitz.

enjoy a good shake as we work with a vibey sound system keeping that bounce in your step

meet like-minded others

learn about the planned eco-village/training [...]

December 5th, 2009
Topic: Ecovillage, Food Security, Permaculture, health Tags: None

Plan Africa

Plan Africa is a new entity established to represent the dire need for sustainable design and livelihoods for Africa. Our long term goal is food security and strong regional economies on the continent. One of the ways we aim to achieve this is through this website and database detailing organic farming and permaculture projects which [...]

November 10th, 2009
Topic: Environment, Food Security, Permaculture Tags: None

Open Letter on acidic mine water decanting from West Rand Basin

Acid mine drainage in the West Rand, South Africa, is posing a severe threat to water, soil and human health …activist Mariette Liefferink published an open letter to Pam Yako Director General of the Department of Water Affairs.  She calls on Ms Yako to use her lawful prerogative to engage responsible parties on acidic mine [...]

June 21st, 2009
Topic: Environment, Food Security, Pollution, health, malnutrition Tags: None

GMO Risk: New Evidence Links CaMV 35S Promoter to HIV Transcription

Research published by ISIS suggests that CaMV35S promoter, which is allegedly used in most GM crops,is linked to enhanced transcription of HIV and other viruses. This can pose a severe threat to public health globally, as latent viruses, including HIV and viruses believed to cause cancer may be activated.
This is another example of how the [...]

June 16th, 2009
Topic: Food Security, GMO, Uncategorized, health Tags: None

Nutritional supplement for HIV/AIDS and malnourished patients questionable?

Major aid organisations are promoting the use and distribution of PlumpyNut for severely malnourished people and for people suffering from HIV/AIDS.
However, this nutritional supplement may be a misguided and dangerous response, and its sustainability as a way to improve food security is questionable.
Click here to read more…

June 1st, 2009
Topic: Food Security, malnutrition Tags: None

Vandana Shiva - Seeding Deep Democracy

Vandana Shiva introduces her concept of an earth-oriented deep democracy.

April 6th, 2009
Topic: Evolution & Ecology, Food Security Tags: , , ,

Vandana Shiva on global food crisis

Vandana Shiva speaks about the role of SAP’s, IMF , world bank and multinational corporations have played in the creation of the global food crisis.

April 6th, 2009
Topic: Evolution & Ecology, Food Security, GMO Tags: , ,