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The ACB is calling on South Africans to sign the petition in support of meaningful labelling of GM Foods.  We have until 31 January 2011 to send comments and make submissions to government.  We do have a right to know and freedom of choice, both of which are denied with the absence of mandatory labelling and we now have an opportunity to change that.

Visit our Website and get active.

Send email directly to Mr Ntutuzelo Vananda on or before *31 January 2011* via This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Call on South Africans to Back Labelling of GM Foods

South Africa's food shelves are stocked with hundreds of products that contain Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). These are organisms whose genetic material has been altered using genetic engineering techniques.

Read more and download the paper here...


Scottish Parliament Motion on GM entry refusal, Kenya, South Africa

*S3M-6119 Bill Wilson: Biodiversity Coalition Opposes GM Contamination. That the Parliament notes reports that 40,000 tons of genetically modified (GM) maize from South Africa have been refused entry to Kenya as a result of protests led by the Kenya Biodiversity

Read more: Scottish Parliament Motion on GM entry refusal, Kenya, South Africa


An Open Letter to Oxfam America

Sent from the following concerned groups:

African Center on Biodiversity, South Africa (Mariam Mayet, Executive Director)
Bharatiya Krishak Samaj/Indian Farmers Association, India (Krishan Bir Chaudhary, President)
Center for Food Safety, U.S. (Debi Barker, International Director)
CNOP (Coordination Nationale des organizations Paysannes/ National Coordination of Peasant Organizations), Mali (Ibrahima Coulibaly, President)
Grassroots International, US (Nikhil Aziz, Executive Director)
Thamizhaga Vivasayigal Sangam/Farmers Association Of Tamil Nadu, India (S.Kannaiyan, Organizer)
The Oakland Institute, US (Anuradha Mittal, Executive Director)

Read more: An Open Letter to Oxfam America


140 groups & scientists urge Senate to oppose GM clause in Global Food Security Act

13 Apr 2010

Dear Colleagues:

Today's press release on the Global Food Security Act below, expressing the concerns of PAN, Food First, National Family Farm Coalition, the African Center for Biosafety and partners.

And MANY MANY thanks to all of you who signed our "Dear Senator" letter.

Finally, our action alert (for individuals to email their Senators directly on this topic) is still "active"

(the Senate is expected to vote on it soon):

Best wishes,
Marcia Ishii-Eiteman



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