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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.

Sign On Request: Solidarity for Venezuela’s Seed Law

Call for signatories to show solidarity for new seed law passed in Venezuela banning GMOs that is now under attack.

The road to Paris goes through Bamako

If Canada wants to make a real dent in the SDGs, including climate change, it has to take the road less travelled and work with the more than 500 million small-holder farmers in Africa and around the world.
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    New report helps Canada tackle food security and climate change

New report helps Canada tackle food security and climate change

New report released today by the Canadian Food Security Policy Group encourages Canada to become a leader global food security and climate resilience.

Campaign to Stop GM Alfalfa in Canada

GM alfalfa has been sold for the first time ever in Canada and will be planted in Eastern Canada. CBAN is calling for urgent action to stop future sales.

Monsanto Merger Could Happen: New Threat to Food Sovereignty

Unless action is taken, the Big Six Agrochemical companies could become the Big Three. ETC Group issued a briefing note in late March warning of a potential merge- or rather a series of merges- that could happen amongst the Big Six seed … Read more »
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    “By planting trees, there is water”: Day of Forests and World Water Day

“By planting trees, there is water”: Day of Forests and World Water Day

It's fitting that International Day of Forests and World Water Day are calendar neighbours. For Juan and Daniel González, both resources are essential to growing food.

Love seeds? Love Puns?

Valentine's Day is just two days away. Why not show your love for those around you with a gift of seeds?
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    Venezuela Bans GMO Crops In One Of World’s Most Progressive Seed Law

Venezuela Bans GMO Crops In One Of World’s Most Progressive Seed Law

However, implementation of one of world’s most progressive seed laws may prove difficult.
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    COP-21 Began: Will Paris Climate Talks Be A Turning Point For A Cooler Planet?

COP-21 Began: Will Paris Climate Talks Be A Turning Point For A Cooler Planet?

And the talks began. The COP-21 Paris Climate Conference that has been on everyone’s lips- or almost- for the past few months officially began today. Many expect this conference to be pivotal in our fight against climate change. In essence, it may well be ‘the’ … Read more »

Marche 100% possible pour le climat

Le 29 novembre prochain, joignez-vous à nous lors de la marche 100% possible pour le climat afin de rappeler à nos dirigeants participant à la Conférence de Paris (COP-21) que l'agriculture écologique est une solution clé pour contrer les changements climatiques.