Cebu City farmers oppose ban of GMO crops | Cebu News, The Freeman Sections, The Freeman | philstar.com

… suporta sa proposed ordinance,” Secretaria said. Councilor Nestor Archival is lobbying for the passage of an ordinance seeking to prohibit the use of GMO crops in the city. The proposed ordinance, “protecting agricultural land and farmers against the threats of genetically modified crops providing penalties for violation thereof” is in consonance with Republic Act 10068, or the Organic Agriculture Act of 2010. GMO crops are products of genetic engineering in which the genes of one organism …

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

… assisting African nations to produce biosafety laws that promote agribusiness interests instead of protecting Africans from the potential threats of GM crops,” said Haidee Swanby from the African Centre for Biosafety, which authored the report commissioned by Friends of the Earth International. The new report also exposes how agribusiness giant Monsanto influences biosafety legislation in African countries, gains regulatory approval for its product, and clears the path for products such as GM …

Can a new form of accounting save animals from extinction? | Guardian Sustainable Business | The Guardian

Over the past few years, businesses have increasingly talked about the need to assign monetary value to forests, wetlands and other ecosystems. The concept has been gaining momentum, and leading companies are already factoring it into their sustainability planning. Walmart, for example, has worked to examine how threats to the natural world pose risks up and down its supply chain. It has begun advising its suppliers on how to make their products more climate resilient by reducing greenhouse gas …