The Global Impact of GMOs - IDEX Webinar August 12, 2013

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Slides of Katherine Zavala's presentation at the GMO Webinar for the Food Justice Learning Call series, organized by Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA), who are a member of the US Food Sovereignty Alliance.
The full video of the Webinar can be found here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BssDPJwhy4&feature=c4-overview&list=UU1x4rFAgzmRDeorUDly6zNg

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  • I think there needs to be a clarifying slide to explain the strategy, what the plan for earned income will do.How will IDEX's services be beneficial and one's the funder can't live without.
  • Slide 5 & 8 & 10: The requested seed funding seems a bit arbitrary from these slide. Might be helpful to provide a little more detail on the breakdown of expenses here.On slide #5, can you really do all of that for just $45,000?? The "build a database of local grantee partners" alone seems like a $50,000 - $75,000 endeavor if you are trying to make a web-based, shared database of grantee partners. I assume since this is going to be a fee-for-service database, you need the ability for access control to the database based on user accounts, which knocks out a lot of free or low-cost database tools.
  • Slide 5 & 8 & 10: The requested seed funding seems a bit arbitrary from these slide. Might be helpful to provide a little more detail on the breakdown of expenses here.$20K seems low
  • The Global Impact of GMOs - IDEX Webinar August 12, 2013

    1. 1. Global Impact of GMOs August 12, 2013
    2. 2. Outline • Status of World Hunger • Green Revolution and AGRA • Cases: 1) South Africa 2) GM Corn in Mexico • Solution: Agroecology
    3. 3. Status of World Hunger • World produces enough food to feed 9 to 10 billion people • Food Sovereignty: • at least 75% of the 1,5 billion smallholders, family farmers and indigenous people • 350 million small farms • 5,000 crop varieties • 1,9 million peasant-bred plant varieties
    4. 4. Green Revolution and AGRA • 1960s: Green Revolution (GR)– a promise to end hunger through miracle seeds • GR Strategy: focused on increased production / petrol-dependent farming • 1999: AGRA – Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa • Public/private partnerships • Industrial campaign to spread GM crops • Dismal results in Africa
    5. 5. South Africa
    6. 6. GM Corn in Mexico
    7. 7. Solution: Agroecology
    8. 8. Resources: "The Scaling Up of Agroecology: spreading the hope for food sovereignty and resiliency – A contribution to discussions at Rio+20 on issues at the interface of hunger, agriculture, environment, and social justice" by Miguel Altieri. (May 2012) Http://agroeco.org/socla/archivospdf/Rio20.pdf Lessons from the Green Revolution by Peter Rosset (April 8th 2000) – posted on Food First blog http://www.foodfirst.org/media/opeds/2000/4-greenrev.html AGRA Fact Sheet – Food First by Tanya Kerssen (September 2009) http://www.foodfirst.org/sites/www.foodfirst.org/files/pdf/AGRA%20Fact%20Sheet%209- 09%20by%20Tanya%20Kerssen.pdf “Mexican small farmers stand up against Monsanto’s GM corn conquest” (February 18, 2013) – Voxxi.com http://www.voxxi.com/mexican-against-monsantos-gm-corn/

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