Date/dates: 02/10/2014 - 31/12/2014
Time: All Day

Launch of No GMO Banana Campaign

“First the GMO industry said they would reduce chemical use through Bt-Ht GMOs that were supposed to control pests and weeds. Chemical use increased, and GMO Bt cotton is plagued by pests, herbicide tolerant crops are being overtaken by super weeds.
The industry is now trying to save itself with the promise of  GMO ‘super bananas’ to deal with Vit A deficiency. As Mantasa’s research* has shown, the super banana is based on Biopriracy of Vit A rich indigenous bananas.
We don’t need more false claims of GMOs based on piracy of indigenous biodiversity and knowledge.
The GMO banana project based on biopiracy must stop”.

Vandana Shiva

More information and lyrics:


An Open Letter to QUT’s Dr James Dale, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Convention on Biological Diversity

Mantasa, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, 2 October 2014

No to GMO Bananas – Protect Indigenous Biodiversity and Knowledge
by Navdanya – 2013
Download pdf: banana_booklet_30-4-2013

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