The Swiss multinational Syngenta, which produces genetically modified seeds, was denounced and condemned in the Fourth Permanent Peoples' Tribunal, held in Madrid May 13-17 of this year.
Food Sovereignty and Sustainability
by Hanna Nikkanen
Stora Enso, a Finnish-Swedish giant of the "forest" industry, is conquering Brazil at high speed. The action involves multiple problems, but neither the shareholders nor consumers seem to even bother. Could South America be the Wild West for the paper industry, based on eucalyptus? For nearly a decade, the exotic eucalyptus was the magnet that attracted the western giants of the forest and paper industry to the heat of land disputes, corruption and accusations of environmental crimes in South America and the Far East. The desire was quick profits.
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La Via Campesina launched a petition suggesting that the Mixed Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry (CPMI) recently installed to criminalize the fight for agrarian reform and the MST should be used
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Protesters target seed company in Lisle May 9, 2008 The Lisle Sun By Eva McKendrick email@example.com About a dozen activists May 2 staged a protest at the Syngenta Seeds facility in Lisle, seeking a response from its Swiss headquarters on alleged environmental and human rights violations in Brazil. The protesters, members of a group called Friends of MST (the Brazilian Landless Workers Movement) from the Chicago area, marched to the facility's doors at 4343 Commerce Court to demand the company send a fax with the group's requests to corporate headquarters. And they weren't leaving until they got results.