Topic: Syngenta Corporation
Mexico has 59 strains of native corn. While the country has some GMO corn as well, activists are concerned about expanding its reach.
Occupy Des Moines plans to protest at the headquarters of the World Food Prize this week. They say the organization, which recognizes efforts at reducing world hunger, is focused on corporate agriculture and profits.
Ahead of the G-8 summit, President Obama will unveil a new public-private partnership with DuPont, Monsanto, and Cargill, and almost 20 companies from Africa, to help farmers build local markets and fight hunger.
The Dow rose 166 points Friday, to close at 11644, turning positive for 2011. Meanwhile, the S&P had its best week in more than two years.
10/14/2011 07:01 pm
Large biotech agribusinesses like Monsanto control much of the global seed market with genetically modified (GM) crops. This centralization of GM seeds threatens food safety, food security, biodiversity, and democratic ideals.
02/23/2011 09:42 am