On World Food Day, a new report from Friends of the Earth International finds that current strategies to raise investment in agriculture are most likely blocking rather than aiding the achievement of food security and food sovereignty.

This report examines what governments and international donor organizations mean when they refer to the so-called sustainable intensification of agriculture, and whether it represents a change in direction for agriculture.

This by Friends of the Earth International looks at the evidence used by the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications (ISAAA) when they look at successful genetically modified (GM) plants. This year’s report shows that in contrast to ISAAA’s claims, there is significant and growing opposition to gm crops in many parts of the world.

Biotechnology proponents claim that genetically modified (GM) crops are good for consumers, farmers and the environment, and that they are growing in popularity around the world. Unfortunately, journalists often report such claims as fact, without first subjecting them to critical scrutiny.