Food Sovereignty Ghana

A grass-roots food advocacy movement of Ghanaians both home and abroad!

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URGENT ALERT! CBD COP14 Nov 2018

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As you might know, between 17th and 29th November 2018, there will be really big set of international meetings (negotiations) taking place under the auspices of the Convention on Biological Diversity also known as COP 14 and the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety in Sharm el-Sheid Egypt.

While the agenda comprises of many, many issues, the key and highly contested for us working on food and agriculture, food sovereignty, corporate control and capture, technological lock in etc, are:

Synthetic biology
Genome editing
Gene drives
Digital sequence information

Food Sovereignty Ghana is most grateful to the ETC Group, Third World Network TWN, and African Centre for Biodiversity ACB for this important information.

Please find below, a short and crisp 4 page briefing on the key issues and urgently request that you engage with your governments on their positions on these key issues as outlined in the briefing.

African governments are no longer allies in these international meetings. We are sure you have seen the ACB’s press release on the African Union’s position on gene drives in the context of malaria eradication on the continent. If you have missed it please go to our website www.acbio.org.za

When you have a chance please also try to read the briefing by the ETC Group on gene drives in agriculture.

A statement follows!

Kind regards

CLICK HERE FOR THE DOCUMENT:

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