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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: , , ,

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

Oak Trust Ecovillage

Would you like to live in a sustainable community of dynamic, like-minded people?
The trustees of the Oak Avenue Trust have agreed to pursue the development of such an ecovillage / intentional community / eco-housing co-operative in Linbro Park, the hidden country suburb of Gauteng - just 15 minutes from the city centre. The community will [...]

May 20th, 2009
Topic: Ecovillage, Environment Tags: ,