By: Isabella Kenfield For Global Alternatives As Brazil's economy booms from rising agricultural commodity prices worldwide, conflicts over land in the Amazon--where the agricultural frontier is r
The United Nations Organization for Food and Agriculture (FAO) announced that the number of people that go hungry in the world rose from 850 million to 925 million this year. What caused this?
by Isabella Kenfield Americas Program, Center for International Policy (CIP) On March 7th—International Women's Day—dozens of Brazilian women occupied a research site of the U.S.-based agricultural biotechnology giant Monsanto in the state of São Paulo, Brazil, destroying the greenhouse and experimental plots of genetically-modified (GM) corn.
December 5, 2007, Press Release from Terra de Direitos:
President prerecorded speech rebuking international criticism of his government’s failure to protect the Amazon
Experts are highlighting two main factors behind the intensification of disease outbreaks and humans' increased vulnerability to them:
In addition to the valuable task of providing food to the urban population, each MST activist has the mission of preventing coronavirus from preparation to the sale of products
Reactions to the crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic have highlighted different aspects of Brazilian society. On April 1, in São Paulo (SP), the Madero restaurant chain announced the layoff of 600 workers. On the same day, in Rio Grande do Sul, the Movement of Landless Rural Workers (MST) announced that it will donate 12 tons of organic rice to help compose the basic food basket for vulnerable people.
Trial will be Thursday, July 11, after urgent request of the eviction accepted by Judge Walter Zwicker Esbaile Junior in 2018
The Court considered that the company claiming the land had already given up its possession at a conciliation meeting July 12, 2019.
The Minas Gerais Court of Justice (TJMG) decided on Thursday (July 11) to suspend the reintegration of the Quilombo Campo Grande encampment, located in the municipality of Campo do Meio, in the south of the state.