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Más de 200 líderes y organizaciones globales por la alimentación rechazan los “impulsores genéticos”

Nuevo informe denuncia cómo la controvertida tecnología de “forzamiento” genético se desarrolla para aplicaciones agrícolas

Líderes y organizaciones globales que representan cientos de millones de campesinos, agricultores y trabajadores de la alimentación, establecieron hoy su claro rechazo a los “impulsores genéticos”.

Over 200 Global Food Movement Leaders and Organizations Reject "Gene Drives"

New Report exposes how a controversial genetic forcing technology is targeting the farm

Rome, 16 October 2018 (World Food Day) – Global food movement leaders and organizations representing hundreds of millions of farmers and food workers today set out their clear opposition to “gene drives” – a controversial new genetic forcing technology. Their call for a stop to this technology accompanies a new report, Forcing the Farm, that lifts the lid on how gene drives may harm food and farming systems. 

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Alto inmediato a la geoingeniería

Exigen 110 organizaciones y movimientos populares

Boletín de prensa por Grupo ETC, Red Indígena Ambiental, Amigos de la Tierra Internacional, Vía Campesina, Climate Justice Alliance y BiofuelWatch.

En un Manifiesto publicado el día de hoy, 23 organizaciones internacionales, 6 “premios Nobel alternativos” y 87 organizaciones nacionales de cinco continentes, llaman a parar la experimentación y consideración de la geoingeniería climática. Entre los firmantes hay movimientos de pueblos indígenas y movimientos campesinos, así como redes de organizaciones ambientalistas y de justicia climática, entre otras.

Immediate stop to climate geoengineering

Demand by 110 civil society organizations and popular movements

Collective press release by ETC Group, the Indigenous Environmental Network, Friends of the Earth International, La Via Campesina, Climate Justice Alliance and BiofuelWatch.

In a widely-supported Manifesto released today, 23 international organizations, six “Alternative Nobel Prize” recipients, and 87 national organizations from five continents called for a halt to testing and political consideration of climate geoengineering.

Patagonia’s bet on biotech fabrics may threaten livelihoods and ecosystems

Farmers and environmentalists sound the alarm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

OAKLAND, CA — The fashion and technology sectors alike have been abuzz about high-tech fabrics derived from genetically engineered microorganisms. Most notably, Patagonia Inc. – noted in the past for its support of organic textiles and its opposition to genetic engineering – has surprisingly teamed up with Bay Area based biotech startup Bolt Threads to help propel genetically engineered clothes to market.

Niegan la visa canadiense a defensor clave de la biodiversidad en África

No pudo asistir a la reunión de la ONU en que se discute la tecnología de impulsores genéticos

Las negociaciones sobre diversidad biológica de Naciones Unidas ocurren estos días en Montreal sin la presencia de un experto africano clave: Ali Tapsoba, presidente de la organización Terre à Vie, de Burkina Faso.

Un défenseur de premier plan de la biodiversité africaine s’est fait refuser un visa canadien quelques jours avant un forum de l’ONU

Alors que le débat sur le forçage génétique bat son plein, des fonctionnaires de l’Immigration Canadienne rejettent une voix clé
MONTRÉAL, 4 juillet 2018— Les négociations de l’ONU sur la biodiversité sont en cours à Montréal, mais un expert africain manque à l’appel. Ali Tapsoba, président de Terre à vie au Burkina Faso, avait prévu de prendre la parole au nom de la société civile burkinabé lors de deux événements. En outre, la société burkinabé s’oppose à la mise en liberté de moustiques marqués par le forçage génétique au sein de leurs communautés, cette nouvelle biotechnologie étant controversée.
 

Leading African Biodiversity Advocate Denied Canadian Visa Days Before UN Forum

As international debate on gene drive technology heats up, Canadian immigration officials deny a key voice

MONTREAL, July 4, 2018 - United Nations biodiversity negotiations are underway in Montreal, but a key African expert is missing from the fray. Ali Tapsoba, President of the organization Terre à Vie in Burkina Faso, was planning to speak at two events on behalf of Burkinabé civil society who oppose the release of gene drive mosquitoes, a controversial new biotechnology, in their communities.

His visa application was denied without explanation by the Canadian embassy in Dakar on Friday.

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