Latest headlines

Factoid
The seal of the DoA proclaims that "Agriculture is the foundation of manufacture and commerce"

Even as new industrial platforms involving petrochemicals and electricity were gaining ground in the late nineteenth century, the newly formed United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) unveiled its official seal showing a plow with sheaves of maize depicted on the surface of a shield.

Factoid
Who they are, what they do and how much revenue they collected
Company
(Headquarters)
Factoid
Control of Surf & Turf

Demand for food, feed and other forms of plant-derived biomass – as well as for strategic resources such as minerals and timber – is driving the international land grab. Control of water resources is another major driver.

Report
Mega Foundations, Agribusiness Muscle In On Public Goods

Issue: Three recent incidents show that the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) seem to be redacting their reports, or opening their gene banks and looking the other way as the private sector over

Report
Corporate Concentration in the Life Industries

Who Will Control the Green Economy?

Report
New Book from ETC Group in collaboration with Pambazuka News
'Earth Grab - Geopiracy, the New Biomassters and Capturing Climate Genes' - essential, cutting-edge climate science in everyday language - published this week (27 October 2011).
News/Press Release
Kink in UK’s ‘Trojan Hose’ geoengineering experiment

Opponents of proposals to “geoengineer” the planet have two reasons to celebrate this week. 

News/Press Release
Hose down!

In response to reports that British scientists are about to test the hardware needed to put sulphur particles in the stratosphere as a climate technofix, international technology watc

Article
How synthetic biology will bring us cheaper plastics by ruining the poorest nations on Earth.

This article arises from Future Tense, a collaboration among Arizona State University, the New America Foundation, and Slate. A Future Tense conference on whether governments can keep pace with scientific advances will be held at Google D.C.'s headquarters on Feb. 3-4. 

Report
Report on Nanotechology

The Big Downturn? Nanogeopolitics, ETC Group’s new 68-page report on global governance of nanoscale technologies, is an update of our 2005 Nanogeopolitics survey.

Pages

Subscribe to Latest Headlines | ETC Group