Land Rights

Nye afgrøder i udviklingslande kan skade biodiversitet og fattige

Af Thomas Jazrawi, U-landsnyt.dk

Aftalen mellem EU og Ukraine indeholder en bestemmelse om, at det østeuropæiske land skal udvide anvendelse af GMO. Men indførelse af nye afgrøder gennem udvikling møder ofte modstand, fordi det giver problemer for lokale bønder og miljø.

Hvad har GMO-afgrøder at gøre med Ukraines økonomiske situation? Tilsyneladende en hel del.

How Monsanto, the World Bank and the IMF are working to force GMOs into a destabilized Ukraine

(NaturalNews) Embattled Ukraine, which is currently under siege (practically) by a belligerent Russia, once upon a time used to be called the "Breadbasket of the Soviet Union," because most of the U.S.S.R.'s food came from there.

The IMF’s New Cold War Loan to Ukraine

by MICHAEL HUDSON

In April 2014, fresh from riots in Maidan Square and the February 22 coup, and less than a month before the May 2 massacre in Odessa, the IMF approved a $17 billion loan program to Ukraine’s junta. Normal IMF practice is to lend only up to twice a country’s quote in one year. This was eight times as high.

Use Wall Street’s Money

Why investor capital might be good for farm business 

Mark Twain might have unintentionally summed up the future of farmland ownership in his story, "The Prince and the Pauper." The plot is familiar: Two people from different backgrounds trade jobs, walk in the other’s shoes and return home smarter.  

The Lesser Of Two Goods: Ethiopian Flowers Or Food?

Ethiopian flowers are likely to become a hit in the international auction market bolstered by foreign investment such as KKR & Co., an American private equity fund, maiden venture into Africa through Ethiopia’s sweetheart rose producer Afriflora.

But where does this leave the country in terms of food security? This question becomes poignant when considering that 40 percent of the nation’s 80 million people are undernourished, according to an estimate by the International Food Policy Research Institute.

Monsanto i Ukraina

Kanadyjska dziennikarka Joyce Nelson odsłania kulisy związków ukraińskiego kryzysu z producentami GMO

Kolejnym elementem ukraińskiej układanki są interesy firmy Monsanto. Pisze o tym kanadyjska dziennikarka Joyce Nelson powołując się na raport kalifornijskiego Oakland Institute, wg którego Bank Światowy i Międzynarodowy Fundusz Walutowy żądały jako jednym z warunków 17 miliardowej pożyczki było otwarcie się Ukrainy na rolnictwo modyfikowane genetycznie. Sprawę określono jako: „Posunięcie Zachodu: Bank Światowy i MFW w konflikcie ukraińskim”.

IMF loan for Ukraine may give ​Monsanto a backdoor into EU

Ukraine’s bid for closer ties with the west could come at a cost. With the IMF set to loan the country $17 billion, the deal could also see GMO crops grown in some of the most fertile lands on the continent, warns Frederic Mousseau.

Monsanto in der Ukraine: Hintertür in die EU?

Im Zuge des IWF-Kredits in Höhe von 17 Milliarden Dollar wird die Wirtschaft der Ukraine zu weiten Teilen privatisiert. Vorne mit dabei: Monsanto. Letztes Jahr hat der Agrarkonzern 140 Millionen Dollar in der Ukraine investiert und übt Druck auf die Regierung aus, um dort genmanipuliertes Saatgut zu etablieren.

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