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B4FA Week in Review – 29 June 2016

June 29th, 2016 / B4FA.org

We are continuing the dialogue on the recent decision by the European parliament to oppose the promotion of large-scale farming and the use of GM seeds in Africa. As previously reported, Mara Heubuch’s report criticizing the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition (NAFSN) was adopted by the European Parliament with 577 MEPs rejecting support for the NAFSN …

B4FA Week in Review – 22 June 2016

June 22nd, 2016 / B4FA.org

B4FA continues the dialogue on the recent decision by the European parliament to stand against the promotion of large-scale farming and the use of GM seeds in Africa. As we reported last week, Mara Heubuch’s report criticizing the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition (NAFSN) was adopted by the European Parliament with 577 …

B4FA Week in Review – 15 June 2016

June 15th, 2016 / B4FA.org

Last week, on 7 June, the European parliament took a stance against the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition (NAFSN) – a partnership of the G7 countries with 10 African countries aiming to bring 50 million people out of poverty by 2050 by enabling investment in agricultural sectors.
Mara Heubuch, the …

B4FA Week in Review – 8 June 2016

June 8th, 2016 / B4FA.org

We lead the week with another special feature by our own Dr Jocelyn Webster, who investigates what’s really going on behind the scenes of the negative GM cotton story in Burkina Faso. While the media has portrayed the situation as the failure and subsequent “abandonment” of GM cotton, Dr Webster points out …

B4FA Week in Review – 1 June 2016

June 1st, 2016 / B4FA.org

Big news this week as the UK independent scientific academy the Royal Society says that the ban on GM crops by European countries should be reassessed. According to the BBC, “Prof Venki Ramakrishnan said the science of genetic modification had been misunderstood by the public and it was time to …