7 April 2020 Daily Digest of COVID-19 News and Analysis

Sign-on petition: “Hungry people can’t stop Coronavirus”- Paraguay US far right seeks ways to exploit coronavirus and cause social collapse (5 April 2020) Mutual Aid Movement Playing Huge Role in COVID-19 Crisis (3 April 2020) Historic Injustices Against Native People… Read More

Earth Minute: COVID-19 & Forests

Soy plantation in Paraguay.  Photo: Langelle/GJEP Fifty percent of the deforestation in eastern Paraguay is caused by the conversion of forests to soy monocultures. In the Chaco region, home to uncontacted Ayoreo tribes, most of the deforestation is… Read More

The Chaco Under Attack: A Photo Essay

A photoessay about indigenous communities in the Chaco region of Paraguay, and their existence in a landscape under threat by agribusiness and international trade policies. By Fernando Franceschelli and Ines Franceschelli, Global Forest Coalition Oct. 16 was World… Read More

Forest Activists Celebrate Collapse of WTO and EU-Mercosur Negotiations

15 Dec, Buenos Aires: The Global Forest Coalition (GFC) [1] celebrated the failure of two key trade negotiations, the World Trade Organization (WTO), and EU-Mercosur free trade agreement, to reach a successful conclusion during negotiations in Argentina [2]…. Read More

Environmentalists Denounce UN’s Bioenergy Themed International Day of Forests

March 20, 2017: The UNFAO’s [1] “Forests and Energy” theme for this year’s International Day of Forests on March 21 [2] misleadingly promotes bioenergy from burning wood from forests as well as from monoculture tree plantations as “sustainable”… Read More

The Bayer-Monsanto Merger: If Those Who Forget the Past are Doomed to Repeat it, the Future Looks Grim

Policeman waves away some of the hundreds of demonstrators who descended on the entrance to Monsanto’s world headquarters in the United States near St. Louis, MO. Photo: Orin Langelle, Creve Coeur, MO (2012) GJEP/PhotoLangelle.org Despite the dark, deadly past… Read More

Scientist who discovered GMOs cause tumors wins lawsuit

Top Photo: anti-Monsanto protest in Asuncion, Paraguay, 2014.  Photolangelle.org   A court has ruled that French Professor Gilles-Eric Séralini was correct when he concluded that GMO food, when fed to rats, caused serious health problems including tumors. March-against-monsanto.com… Read More

WATCH: VICE Goes Inside the Controversial Worldwide Super-Crop Industry

VICE has released the entire third season of its HBO show for free online, including this episode from May 2015 focused on genetically modified crops. In this episode from season three of the VICE HBO show, which originally… Read More

Growing Movement Against GMO Trees Protests Globally at Brazilian Embassies and Consulates For the Second Week

Concerned citizens demonstrated at Brazilian consulates and embassies located around the world this week, as part of a second week of global protests demanding that the Brazilian government reject an industry request to commercialize genetically engineered (GE) eucalyptus… Read More