What Does U.S. Ruling on Roundup Herbicide Mean for Africa?
The award by a U.S. jury of U.S.$114 million to a man who said his use of weed killer Roundup caused his cancer, has sent shockwaves through Kenya, where the chemical is widely used, writes the Daily Nation.
Agribusiness Is the Problem, Not the Solution
IPS, 19 February 2019
For two centuries, all too many discussions about hunger and resource scarcity has been haunted by the ghost of Parson Thomas Malthus. Malthus warned that rising populations would… Read more »
Honey Bees, Already At Risk, Face a New Threat From a Common Herbicide
The Conversation Africa, 29 November 2018
Glyphosate is the world's most widely used herbicide. Because it's considered safe for animals, it's extensively used not only in agriculture, but also for weed control in urban… Read more »
Can This Common Herbicide Give You Cancer?
News24Wire, 14 August 2018
A herbicide that is believed to cause cancer is widely in use in South Africa. Read more »
Is South Africa 'Feeding Its People Toxins', As the IFP Alleges?
Africa Check, 27 February 2017
Calling for a probe into "a possible crime against humanity", a South African political party wants to halt the use of a weed-killer on major food crops. But do claims by the… Read more »
Kenyans online have reportedly reacted angrily to the proposed regulation, with some calling it a retrogressive move meant to compel small scale farmers to use more chemical ... Read more »
Chemical fertilisers will gradually be phased out to ensure the production of healthy foods for the people, Minister of Agriculture Chief Audu Ogbeh has said. Read more »
African governments need to get a better grasp of current farming practices. City officials, for instance, should map and publicise existing urban agriculture initiatives. This ... Read more »