Many of the world's largest agro-industrial corporations are pushing forward the poorly-defined idea of "Climate-Smart Agriculture"(CSA) to re-market industrial agriculture as 'climate-ready'. This report uncovers how some advocates of CSA are embracing the extreme genetic engineering tools of synthetic biology ("Syn Bio") to develop a set of false solutions to the climate crisis.
Global Justice Ecology Project’s report examines the status of genetically engineered trees and their potential use as a bioenergy feedstock; reveals industry-government-university-research institution collusion to advance GE trees for bioenergy; and describes the campaign to stop the genetic engineering of trees.
This groundbreaking report looks at the recent push for the commercialization of GE trees by biotech, energy, and paper companies and exposes the truth behind industry claims that these GE trees promote 'environmental sustainability.'
Two-page fact sheet on the dangers of GE trees.
This paper examines the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) with a focus on its work around seeds. AGRA provides an organisational and technical nucleus for the expansion of profit-making ventures in African agriculture, focusing on interventions in seed technologies for the commercialisation of agriculture.
This handbook is designed to assist civil society to critically analyse domestic biosafety laws and provide guidance to track GMO applications step by step and on a case-by-case basis; and to prepare and publicise objections to GMO applications and mobilise the media and general public.
This report exposes the fable that GMOs are feeding the world and shows how this risky technology has led to the large-scale destruction of biodiversity and farmers’ livelihoods.
This report provides snapshots of frontline struggles against Monsanto and other agrochemical corporations pushing genetically modified (GM) crops onto farmers and into the environment.
A critique of what OECD countries are calling 'the new bioeconomy'. Sold as an ecological switch from a ‘black carbon’ (i.e fossil fuel) economy to a ‘green carbon’ (plant-based) economy, this emerging bioeconomy is in fact a red-hot resource grab.
This report argues that the social, environmental and bio-weapons threats of synthetic biology surpass the possible dangers and abuses of biotech. Today, scientists aren't just mapping genomes and manipulating genes, they're building life from scratch.
A critical analysis of major developments regarding genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in various regions, drawing on new evidence and testimony from around the world.
This article looks at how communities in different parts of the world that have experienced GMOs contamination are developing strategies to fight against it.
This report is designed to provide key background information that will help explain advancements in the area of genetically engineered tree research and development, as well as the global effort to prohibit the environmental release of GE trees.
The world’s six largest agrochemical and seed corporations are filing sweeping patents under the guise of developing 'climate-ready' crops as a silver bullet solution to climate change.
A group of international scientists has released this report detailing health and environmental hazards from the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) Roundup Ready soy and the use of glyphosate (Roundup®) herbicide.
FoEI’s 2010 analysis of the annual report from the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications (ISAAA), which is partly funded by the biotech industry, and publishes figures on the cultivation of GM crops around the world.
A briefing on the dangers of genetically engineered trees and cellulosic agrofuels (unsustainably produced biofuels).