Why did USA not agree to the International Assessment of Agricultural Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD)? This is the most comprehensive assessment of agriculture and food security ever undertaken. The purpose of IAASTD was to assess agricultural knowledge, science and technology in order to use agricultural knowledge, science, and technology more effectively to reduce hunger and poverty, improve rural livelihoods, and facilitate equitable, environmentally, socially and economically sustainable development. The project is a major global initiative, developed out of a four year consultative process involving 1200 scientists experts and agro-economists (including two peer reviews) from 110 countries from all regions of the world. The IAASTD was launched as an intergovernmental process, with a multi- stakeholder Bureau, under the co-sponsorship of the FAO, GEF, UNDP, UNEP, UNESCO, the World Bank and WHO. The resulting World Agricultural Report published in 2008 has been ratified by 58 countries.
WHAT IS MORE LIKELY? Over 50 countries around the world ban GMO crop cultivation and/or at least label GMO foods and ingredients so their people have the freedom to choose. On the other hand, Monsanto is fighting tooth and nail against mandatory labeling and county-by-county GMO crop cultivation bans in the United States. Why are they trying to hide their GMOs from the public?
Colorado and Oregon voters have the opportunity to make mandatory GMO labeling the law this November at the polls, and to stick it to Monsanto, the agrichemical industry, Big Food and Big Ag. Colorado. Oregon. Make it happen.
Help out – volunteer, donate and vote. Beat the corporate interests this November:
COLORADO YES ON 105
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OREGON YES ON 92
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