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Ne trahissez pas l’Afrique !

Les Organisations de la Société Civile exhortent les gouvernements africains à ne pas trahir l’Afrique sur les sujets liés à la biologique synthétique et au forcage génétique.

En tant que représentant.es d’un large éventail d’organisations de la société civile africaine, nous ne nous sentons pas bien représenté.es par les délégations du Nigéria et de l’Afrique du Sud, qui parlent au nom du Groupe Africain, proclamant représenter la population africaine sur la question de la biologie de synthèse (synbio) et des organismes issus du forçage génétique (GDO).

Do Not Betray Africa on SynBio and Gene Drives

CSOs urge African governments to support moratorium

As representatives of a broad range of African civil society organisations (CSOs), we do not feel represented by the delegations of Nigeria and South Africa, speaking on behalf of African Group, in their attempt to speak on behalf of the people of Africa on the issue of synthetic biology (synbio) and gene drive organisms (GDOs). 

From Terminator to Exterminator

20 years after suicide seeds, civil society mobilizes in Egypt this week to stop the sequel – Gene Drive Organisms
History repeating
  • It has been twenty years since ETC Group and allies uncovered a US patent on what became known as “Terminator technology” – seeds genetically engineered to stop farmers breeding with them. Civil society and farmer movements protested that these “suicide seeds” would threaten seed-saving practices that are as old as agriculture. 

China’s Plan to Seed Himalayan Clouds Is Geoengineering – Unintentional or Otherwise

“Sky River” on Tibetan Plateau is largest-ever weather modification project, tens of thousands of burning chambers planned

A massive weather modification network – the largest ever — is being planned for the Tibetan Plateau. The plan, according to recent reports, is to cover an area of the size of Spain with thousands of fuel burning chambers (roughly akin to upside-down rockets) to blast silver iodide into the atmosphere, stimulating cloud formation and precipitation.

Más de 200 líderes y organizaciones globales por la alimentación rechazan los “impulsores genéticos”

Nuevo informe denuncia cómo la controvertida tecnología de “forzamiento” genético se desarrolla para aplicaciones agrícolas

Líderes y organizaciones globales que representan cientos de millones de campesinos, agricultores y trabajadores de la alimentación, establecieron hoy su claro rechazo a los “impulsores genéticos”.

Over 200 Global Food Movement Leaders and Organizations Reject "Gene Drives"

New Report exposes how a controversial genetic forcing technology is targeting the farm

Rome, 16 October 2018 (World Food Day) – Global food movement leaders and organizations representing hundreds of millions of farmers and food workers today set out their clear opposition to “gene drives” – a controversial new genetic forcing technology. Their call for a stop to this technology accompanies a new report, Forcing the Farm, that lifts the lid on how gene drives may harm food and farming systems. 

» Download the report (pdf)

Alto inmediato a la geoingeniería

Exigen 110 organizaciones y movimientos populares

Boletín de prensa por Grupo ETC, Red Indígena Ambiental, Amigos de la Tierra Internacional, Vía Campesina, Climate Justice Alliance y BiofuelWatch.

En un Manifiesto publicado el día de hoy, 23 organizaciones internacionales, 6 “premios Nobel alternativos” y 87 organizaciones nacionales de cinco continentes, llaman a parar la experimentación y consideración de la geoingeniería climática. Entre los firmantes hay movimientos de pueblos indígenas y movimientos campesinos, así como redes de organizaciones ambientalistas y de justicia climática, entre otras.

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