The Food Project in Lincoln grows more than crops – News – Lincoln Journal – Lincoln, MA

By Betsy Levinson | June 19, 2015 With a new director and a renewed focus on “bridging the gap,” The Food Project is gearing up for another season of farming, youth development and providing food security from its fields in Lincoln, Boston, Lynn and Beverly. James Harrison, who goes by J., has moved from acting director to executive director of the organic farming program that started more than 20 years ago. Harrison is a Lincoln native who knew early on that he wanted to study and work in …

Peru’s Organic Workers Call for Food Sovereignty | News | teleSUR English

By Rael Mora | June 2, 2015 12,000 Peruvian organic farmers are struggling to survive and promote their way of developing sources of food. Demands for Peruvian government policy that prioritizes food security and sovereignty were high on the agenda Tuesday at the National Association of Ecological Producers conference. Vice President of the organization Naida Quispe Farfán said that the government’s emphasis on free trade agreement undermine such a goal. The purpose of the conference is …

Peru’s Organic Workers Call for Food Sovereignty | News | teleSUR English

By Rael Mora | June 2, 2015 12,000 Peruvian organic farmers are struggling to survive and promote their way of developing sources of food. Demands for Peruvian government policy that prioritizes food security and sovereignty were high on the agenda Tuesday at the National Association of Ecological Producers conference. Vice President of the organization Naida Quispe Farfán said that the government’s emphasis on free trade agreement undermine such a goal. The purpose of the conference is …

Countries That Ban GMO Foods

… most GMO foods have allowed one or two GMO crops to be grown. Special: GMO Foods: Are We Unknowingly Poisoning Our Families? Here are a few of the rules and regulations regarding GMOs in other countries: 1. China. Beijing supports GMO technology because it sees GMO as crucial to food security, says Reuters. But although China may support the technology and allows for some genetically modified food crops to be imported, it doesn’t permit their domestic cultivation. The country plans to …

Claims that GMOs Will “Feed the World” Don’t Hold Up | EWG

… high-yielding areas does little to improve food security; it mainly helps line the pockets of seed and chemical companies and producers of corn ethanol.” Cassidy writes. “The world’s resources would be better spent focusing on strategies to actually increase food supplies and access to basic resources for the poor small farmers who need it most.” Contact: Shannon Van Hoesen | (202) 667-6982 | shannon@ewg.org via Claims that GMOs Will “Feed the World” Don’t Hold Up | EWG. …

US Agencies, Gates Foundation, and Monsanto Trying to Force Unwilling African Nations to Accept Expensive and Insufficiently Tested GMO | Global Research

… GM maize, soya and cotton, but the promise that GM crops would address food security has not been fulfilled. Indeed, South Africa’s food security is reportedly declining with almost half the nation currently categorised as food insecure even though South Africa exports maize,” said Haidee Swanby from the African Centre for Biosafety. To finish reading this article, click on this link: via US Agencies, Gates Foundation, and Monsanto Trying to Force Unwilling African Nations to Accept …