Category Archives: GMO in Pakistan

Seed heritage for sale

Najma Sadeque    November 19, 2014   The government is about to facilitate the handing over of our seed heritage to the foreign corporate world. In many agricultural countries, millions of farmers and peasants have been up in arms against their … Continue reading

Posted in Agriculture, Agriculture in Pakistan, Food Security, GM Crops, GMO in Pakistan, IMF & World Bank | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Seedy business

November 06, 2014 By  NAJMA SADEQUE   Throughout history, superpowers that outstayed their welcome eventually turned unscrupulous trying to hang on. The most recent one in the last century directly shaped and manipulated global institutions forcing most countries into submission. The … Continue reading

Posted in Agriculture, Agriculture in Pakistan, Food Security, GM Crops, GMO in Pakistan, IMF & World Bank, Monsanto, Monsanto in Pakistan, Pakistan's Economy, World Bank/IMF, WTO | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Getting GMOs out of the country

June 11, 2014 – THE NATION NAJMA SADEQUE Once upon a time, until about a century ago in the west, and about 50 years ago in Pakistan, there was only one kind of farming. There was no traditional farming or … Continue reading

Posted in GM Crops, GMO in Pakistan | Leave a comment

Self-poisoning by license

The NATION – March 19, 2014 NAJMA SADEQUE Alarming news has just arrived from Canada. The latest research reveals that Bt toxins are turning up in pregnant women and killing human embryo cells and unborn babies. Where did these toxins … Continue reading

Posted in GM Crops, GMO in Pakistan, Monsanto, Monsanto in Pakistan, Neo-colonialism, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Death by GM contamination

March 11, 2014 NAJMA SADEQUE How did all this happen? Easily. By steady, unrelenting persuasion by a chemical-cum-GM seed multinational sitting around in Pakistan the past 15 years, seemingly twiddling its thumbs. Starting in America, nothing happened by accident but … Continue reading

Posted in Agriculture, Agriculture in Pakistan, B.T. Cotton, GM Crops, GMO in Pakistan, Monsanto, Monsanto in Pakistan, Pakistan's Economy | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Terminating the peasants

February 26, 2014 NAJMA SADEQUE Imagine maize, or corn, having cellular structures resembling those of humans, making them easier for scientists to manipulate. Much more disconcerting to discover however, was why scientists were tinkering with maize. Non-reproducing seeds apart, they … Continue reading

Posted in Agriculture, Agriculture in Pakistan, Food Security, GM Crops, GMO in Pakistan, Monsanto, Monsanto in Pakistan, Pakistan's Economy, Trade and Social Concerns | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mayhem by monoculture

February 19, 2014 NAJMA SADEQUE Crop failures are an inevitable part of agricultural life. Though blame is often attributed to drought, excess rains, and other weather discrepancies, the chosen method of farming itself is never called into question. Instead, massive … Continue reading

Posted in Agriculture, Agriculture in Pakistan, B.T. Cotton, GM Crops, GMO in Pakistan, Pakistan's Economy | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bt by the backdoor

February 06, 2014 NAJMA SADEQUE With GMOs and Monsanto, the world’s biggest purveyor of toxic, death-dealing chemical pesticides and fertilizers, and seeds with drastically-altered DNA, there’s never a dull moment. Virtually every week, even daily, they make headlines somewhere in … Continue reading

Posted in Agriculture in Pakistan, B.T. Cotton, GM Crops, GMO in Pakistan, Monsanto | Tagged | 1 Comment

Something to cry about

By:Najma Sadeque Concerns of an agricultural activist Ijaz Ahmad Rao, farmer and agricultural activist, is concerned about a particular Bt ‘Cry’ gene. He has reason to be. Among the crops he grows is cotton – the non-GMO variety. He is … Continue reading

Posted in Agriculture in Pakistan, B.T. Cotton, GM Crops, GMO in Pakistan | Leave a comment

Corporate brinjal and the profit motive

By Najma Sadeque   When smooth operators can’t break in through the front entrance, they worm in from the back door. Even after a lawsuit was filed against Monsanto biopiracy, it took India’s civil society years to win a decade-long … Continue reading

Posted in B.T. Cotton, Bt Brinjal, GM Crops, GMO in Pakistan, Monsanto | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment