Food Sovereignty

October 16th: International Day of Action for Peoples’ Food Sovereignty and Against Transnational Corporations

Escrito por  |  16 / October / 2015

La Via Campesina calls its members and allies, and civil society organizations to mobilize and organize actions on October 16th, the International Day of Action for Peoples’ Food Sovereignty and against transnational corporations (TNCs).

TPP, NAFTA Reloaded

Escrito por  |  16 / October / 2015

The product of exclusive negotiations that took place behind closed doors, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) represents the final sale of Mexico to the multinational corporations. In other words, a farewell to whatever national sovereignty still exists, and the elimination of any possibility of recuperating food sovereignty.

A Tale of Two Food Prizes

Escrito por  |  12 / October / 2015

What do human rights and oppression have to do with hunger? Everything.

Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras Wins Food Sovereignty Prize for Defense of Lands

Escrito por  |  7 / October / 2015

In 2015, the US Food Sovereignty Prize honors the Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras (OFRANEH by its Spanish acronym), Afro-indigenous farmers and fisherpeople who are defending their lands, waters, agriculture, and way of life.

Mexico’s GMO Corn Ban and Glyphosate Cancer Findings

Escrito por  |  20 / July / 2015

Twenty-two months ago, Mexico became a GM maize-free territory, when a Federal Judge issued the precautionary measure that suspended authorizations to plant any genetically modified seeds of this grain, a staple food in the country, essential to its culture.

A Harvest of Justice in San Quintin?

Escrito por  |  18 / May / 2015

The farm workers of the San Quintin Valley have gotten the federal government to commit to facilitating negotiations for a wage hike. But movement leaders warn that the the agreement is still not a victory.

The Genetic Memory of Corn and Cultures

Escrito por  |  4 / May / 2015

In Mexico a judicial process is beginning to decide whether genetically modified corn will be widely planted here in the center of origin of corn. There is every reason against permitting this.