In the article Herbicide Resistant Crops: The Truth About the World’s Most Widely Grown Engineered Plants, debunks the agrochemical industry’s claims that genetically modified (GM) crops are the solution to world hunger and malnutrition.

Children today are sicker than they were a generation ago. The past few decades have seen a rapid rise in the consumption of synthetic pesticides. The world now uses about 2.3 million tonnes of pesticides every year, which is 50 times more than in 1950.

Government institutions overlook negative impact of highly hazardous pesticides on children's health despite the availability of safer alternatives to pesticides says this new book by Pesticide Action Network Asia and the Pacific (PAN AP). It brings together research from across the world and includes India.

In early 2006, Singur in West Bengal became the epitome of peasants’ struggle against neo-liberal expansion in land and livelihoods in India. Meanwhile, in 2010 the struggle in Sompeta exposed politics of ‘power’ in the name of energy production in Andhra Pradesh.

This paper describes the series of events which took place in India from the development of Bt brinjal to its initial approval by the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC)a to the declaration of a moratorium on it by the Minister of Environment & Forests and events thereafter.

The specific objectives of the research study are: To describe the current level of ownership and control of the selected communities over the land and natural resources; To describe the circumstances and manner that the land is being grabbed; To identify the impacts of land grabbing on the selected communities; and To elaborate the ongoing resi

The role of speculation in the continued volatility of global food prices continues to spark controversy.

This publication is a contribution to the articulation of the issue of global land grabs that have been an observable phenomenon since the advent of global food crisis which started in 2008. It places the phenomenon in the context of the current global economic crisis to trace the roots and impetus of global land grabs.

This new report by Pesticide Action Network Asia and the Pacific (PAN AP) focuses on agriculture as the most vulnerable sector to climate change. It discusses how abrupt changes in the weather are threatening the livelihood of people in the Asia-Pacific region mainly small-scale and subsistence farmers and landless workers, fishers and indigenous peoples.

The threat of climate change on global survival systems has emerged as a critical, urgent issue. The earth