by GJEP |
2011-10-11 · 14:00
Global Justice Ecology Project partners with the Sojourner Truth show on KPFK Pacifica Los Angeles for a weekly segment on the environment.
Last week’s segment featured an interview with Soren Ambrose, Development Finance Coordinator for ActionAid International. Soren is based out of Nairobi, Kenya and is also a Board member of Global Justice Ecology Project.
In this interview, which is broken into two parts (this is part II), Soren discusses the impacts of “climate smart” agriculture in Africa and the role of the World Bank.
The first segment of the interview with Soren can be heard at: http://archive.kpfk.org/parchive/mp3/kpfk_111005_070010sojourner.MP3 by scrolling to minute 40:00.
The second segment of the interview with Soren can be heard at: http://ia600704.us.archive.org/21/items/Sojournertruthradio100611/St100611.mp3 and scrolling to minute 36:16
Filed under Biodiversity, Climate Change, Corporate Globalization, False Solutions to Climate Change, Food Sovereignty, Genetic Engineering, Greenwashing, Land Grabs
Tagged as africa, biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Justice, GE crops, indigenous rights, monoculture, UN Climate talks, world bank
by GJEP |
2011-07-13 · 11:19
Genetic rice lawsuit in St. Louis settled for $750 million
Listen to the Earth Minute on KPFK by going to the following link and forwarding to minute 35:06.
Late in the afternoon of Friday July 1st, just before the holiday weekend, Bayer CropScience agreed to pay $750 million to farmers in five states due to the contamination of the U.S. rice supply with Bayer’s LibertyLink GMO rice in 2006. This GMO rice had not been approved for human consumption, yet somehow found its way into the rice supply.
Because of the rice contamination scandal, Rice futures plunged, and Europe and Japan banned the import of U.S. rice, which devastated US rice farmers. Many farmers had to leave fields fallow, plant lower-value crops or spend money cleaning equipment of contaminated rice.
The first of what would eventually grow to more than 400 lawsuits representing 11,000 plaintiffs were filed within weeks. Many were eventually consolidated in federal court in Saint Louis Missouri.
The attorney for the farmers believes the outcome sends a signal to those who develop genetically modified seeds that they need to keep those seeds very carefully contained…”
Other groups, like ours, believe that GMOs just shouldn’t be grown in the first place.
For the Earth Minute and the Sojourner Truth Show this is Anne Petermann from Global Justice Ecology Project