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Looking for up-to-date information on seed, biodiversity and food issues? This page highlights recent reports and news stories on the future of food and the themes explored in the Seed Map.

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    Has Doomsday Arrived? Svalbard Flood Reveals Need for Farmer-Led Seed Security

Has Doomsday Arrived? Svalbard Flood Reveals Need for Farmer-Led Seed Security

The unanticipated breach in the "Doomsday Vault's" defenses highlights the precarious state of food and seed security in the face of climate change.
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    New report from GRAIN: It’s time to move away from industrial meat & dairy to save the climate

New report from GRAIN: It’s time to move away from industrial meat & dairy to save the climate

Cutting industrial meat & dairy to make is essential if we are to make a dent in climate change.
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    Canada can pick up where UN climate talks left off, help small-scale farmers

Canada can pick up where UN climate talks left off, help small-scale farmers

COP22 missed low-hanging fruit in the agricultural sector.

Agriculture at heart of COP13 meetings in Cancun

190 countries are gathering in Cancun for COP13 to protect biodiversity that feeds us.

Good COP, Bad COP?

Dispatches from the climate talks (COP 22) in Marrakech.
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    Global Consultation on Farmers’ Rights Starts Today in Bali

Global Consultation on Farmers’ Rights Starts Today in Bali

Today, a three day Global Consultation on Farmers’ Rights (Sept. 27-30, 2016) started in Bali organized by the Government of Indonesia and The Government of Norway, under the aegis of The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA)

The Future of Food: Seeds of Resilience- A MUST read report

The groundbreaking Compendium released by The Global Alliance for Food and Agriculture is a must read for anyone interested in protecting and preserving seed diversity
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    Food security, diversity, and choice at stake with Bayer-Monsanto merger

Food security, diversity, and choice at stake with Bayer-Monsanto merger

The Bayer-Monsanto merger raises serious questions about who controls our food, how it is produced, and how agricultural biodiversity will be further at risk.
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    How should Canada rethink its international assistance policy?

How should Canada rethink its international assistance policy?

LAST CALL: The Government of Canada wants your input (before July 31, 2016).
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    New Report from Food Experts Urges Global Shift to Agroecology (and explain how)

New Report from Food Experts Urges Global Shift to Agroecology (and explain how)

New report from the world’s foremost experts on food security, agro-ecosystems and nutrition explain why and how we can shift towards agroecology.