Indigenous people, set to be robbed of their land rights, took their protest to Brasilia – to be rebuffed by armed forces.

Grand land theft

Vanessa Baird writes on how agribusiness has mounted a coup against rural Brazilians.

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NI 506 - Brazil's soft coup - October, 2017
Community members working in the La Columna community garden, Merida, Venezuela.

In Venezuela's difficult times the grassroots are stronger

The time has come for rural communities to play an important role in the country, reports Tamara Pearson.

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NI 494 - Smiley-faced monopolists - July, 2016
Semantically engineered crops

Semantically engineered crops

Louise Sales reports on word games in the GMO industry.

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NI 492 - Technology justice - May, 2016
Women of the Nicolás Bravo community demonstrate their methods of selecting corn plants for seeds during an agroecology training course, Chiapas, Mexico.

'Because the river told me'

Peasant farmers resisting the violence of agribusiness. By Nils McCune.

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NI 492 - Technology justice - May, 2016
A cleaner cup of tea

A cleaner cup of tea

Sabita Banerji on improving tea workers' lives.

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NI 491 - Last stand - Saving the world's forests - April, 2016
Vlas Guadamuz swapped cane-cutting for coffin-making when he was diagnosed with kidney disease. He is now kept busy by near daily deaths in his community in Chichigalpa, Nicaragua.

What is killing sugarcane cutters?

Workers in in Central America face an epidemic of a chronic kidney disease, new research reveals.

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NI 487 - Paris climate summit - November, 2015
The People vs Monsanto (and other GM giants)

The People vs Monsanto (and other GM giants)

Around the world people are mobilizing against biotech bullies.

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NI 481 - Total control - is Monsanto unstoppable? - April, 2015

Action! What can I do?

The following organizations give advice and informa­tion, and campaign on GM, food safety and sovereignty.

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NI 481 - Total control - is Monsanto unstoppable? - April, 2015

The farmer’s friend

Are farmers benefitting from growing GM crops, as Monsanto claims? Dionne Bunsha investigates.

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NI 481 - Total control - is Monsanto unstoppable? - April, 2015

Is Monsanto on the side of science?

Claire Robinson looks at what has happened to scientists who dare to say GM foods are not safe.

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NI 481 - Total control - is Monsanto unstoppable? - April, 2015
On 23 May protesters worldwide will be taking to the streets to ‘March Against Monsanto!’ They accuse the biotech giant of both poisoning and controlling the food supply.

Total control

Monsanto has a mission. But where will it lead the rest of us? Vanessa Baird begins this month's investigation into one of the world's most powerful and hated corporations.

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NI 481 - Total control - is Monsanto unstoppable? - April, 2015

'Our main crop is hope'

Meet Cuba's highly successful organic farmers. Why are they getting short shrift, when the country needs more homegrown food?

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NI 476 - Cuba - October, 2014
‘I lost my daughter because of a birth defect.’ Argentinean activist Sofía Gatica has been fighting the aerial spraying of toxic agro-chemicals.

No joy in soy

Demand for genetically modified soy is changing the face of Argentina. And not for the better, says Eilís O’Neill.

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NI 470 - Commodities - the pitfalls of resource wealth - March, 2014

The eye of the farmer fattens the beast

Can smallholders be more productive than agribusiness? It looks that way in Zimbabwe, which has broken up its big farms, and where growers have nearly matched production of their white predecessors, in fewer than ten years. Joseph Hanlon reports.

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NI 462 - Land grabs - May, 2013
The land is ours!  The community of local leader Pedrou Salange has mapped out their territory.

Cazizi village holds its ground

Forestry companies want to carve up Mozambique’s northern highlands. Peasant farmers and their allies are working to hold them accountable. Hazel Healy investigates.

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NI 462 - Land grabs - May, 2013
Small-scale farmers like this rice-grower,  account for 23 per cent of Mozambique’s GDP.

Invest in small farmers

With proceeds from hydrocarbons set to roll in, Mozambique has a unique opportunity to reverse the fortunes of its smallholders. Land activist Diamantino Nhampossa makes the case.

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NI 462 - Land grabs - May, 2013

Introducing... The Eight Great Greenwashers

Ahead of the Rio +20 Earth Summit, Danny Chivers exposes the canny, crafty and plain deceitful claims of corporations co-opting 'sustainability'

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NI 453 - Protection racket - June, 2012

Raise your glass to a sustainable pint

Libby Powell investigates the making of Green Beer.

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NI 451 - Adapt or die - April, 2012
The food rush

The food rush

Maize and wheat are hot assets, right up there with gold. But since investors piled into food markets, the poorest can no longer afford to eat. Hazel Healy gets to grips with the commodity speculators.

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NI 447 - Banking on Hunger - November, 2011
Chicken à la injection

Chicken à la injection

Wild stories fly around about chicken farming but the reality remains less than wholesome, says Mari Marcel Thekaekara.

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NI 447 - Banking on Hunger - November, 2011

Articles in this category displayed as a table:

Article title From magazine Publication date
Brazil's soft coup October, 2017
Smiley-faced monopolists July, 2016
Technology justice May, 2016
Technology justice May, 2016
Last stand - Saving the world's forests April, 2016
Paris climate summit November, 2015
Total control - is Monsanto unstoppable? April, 2015
Total control - is Monsanto unstoppable? April, 2015
Total control - is Monsanto unstoppable? April, 2015
Total control - is Monsanto unstoppable? April, 2015
Total control - is Monsanto unstoppable? April, 2015
Total control - is Monsanto unstoppable? April, 2015
Cuba October, 2014
Commodities - the pitfalls of resource wealth March, 2014
Where have all the girls gone? October, 2013
Land grabs May, 2013
Land grabs May, 2013
Land grabs May, 2013
Protection racket June, 2012
Mental health May, 2012
Adapt or die April, 2012
Banking on Hunger November, 2011
Banking on Hunger November, 2011
Banking on Hunger November, 2011
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