Joe Biden has chosen Tom Vilsack as the US’ agriculture secretary. Many fear he’ll favour large corporations instead of looking out for small farmers.
Seeds of Freedom, Manu Chao’s new song against Monsanto
Manu Chao has released a new song, Seeds for Freedom, dedicated to the fight of famers and the Monsanto Tribunal against the agrochemical giant.
Seeds of Freedom is the new song of French musician and singer-songwriter of Spanish origin Manu Chao, dedicated to the fight that farmers and peasants are carrying out against agrochemical giant Monsanto, and in support to the International Monstanto Tribunal.
On 18 April the Monsanto Tribunal, an international civil society initiative to hold Monsanto accountable for human and environmental rights violations, accused Monsanto of ecocide. In particular, the multinational is accused of threatening biodiversity, obstructing the right to food, increasing risks linked to food security and impinging farmers’ freedom.
Leydy Pech, winner of the 2020 Goldman Environmental Prize for North America, is the beekeeper who defended Mexican Maya land against the agro-industry.
Monsanto has falsely claimed it has been granted a patent on genetically-modified cotton seeds in India. But the Supreme Court ruling has upheld India’s law, which doesn’t allow patents on seeds. The op-ed by Vandana Shiva.
Monsanto is now property of Bayer, and its name has ceased to exist. Agriculture is in the hands of a few large corporations now more than ever, with dire consequences for people and the environment.
The world’s biodiversity shouldn’t be in the hands of the few. The EU must say no to mergers between multinationals to protect farmers and consumers. The op-ed by Navdanya International.
The fraud and corruption witnessed in the illegal introduction of Bt cotton in India are now being repeated with GM mustard. Farmers and our biodiversity were sacrificed for Monsanto’s profits.
A world free from poisonous chemicals is possible. And it’s in our hands. The op-ed by the Director of Navdanya International, the organisation that protects nature, the Earth’s biodiversity and people’s rights to seeds and food.
La Monsanto è stata giudicata colpevole di “ecocidio” secondo l’International Monsanto tribunal, un tribunale creato dalla società civile per fare pressione sulla multinazionale chimica.
Negotiations are over. The merger between Bayer and Monsanto will give life to a giant that will dominate the market of seeds and pesticides.