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The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has spent nearly $6 billion on agricultural development programs with a key focus on expanding industrial agriculture in Africa. Leading experts in food...

October 13, 2021

Multiple lawsuits are pending in the United States against Syngenta alleging the weedkilling chemical paraquat causes Parkinson's disease. A notice of settlement was filed June 18, 2021 for...

October 1, 2021

Billions of dollars in aid and subsidies for industrial agriculture in Africa are harming food security in one of the world’s hungriest regions, according to a network of African groups asking...

September 8, 2021

We update this blog regularly with news and tips about Bill Gates and the Gates Foundation's agricultural development agenda. Why are we tracking Gates? Read our introductory post. And please sign up...

September 8, 2021

Hunger and malnourishment increased dramatically during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a sobering United Nations report released Monday. The report is the first comprehensive assessment of...

July 14, 2021

See Carey Gillam's article in The Guardian, Corporate studies asserting herbicide safety show many flaws, new analysis finds (July 2, 2021). In this post we provide links to the 53 once-secret...

July 4, 2021

(Updated June 10 with state regulatory announcement about seed company clean-up efforts.) An "environmental catastrophe" unfolding in Nebraska is drawing scrutiny from around the United States and...

June 10, 2021

See our updated resource list, Critiques of Gates Foundation's agricultural interventions in Africa By Stacy Malkan If Bill Gates has his way, the food in our future will little resemble...

May 26, 2021

The Northern California Chapter of the Society for Professional Journalists honored U.S. Right to Know today with the James Madison Freedom of Information Awards in the nonprofit organization...

May 16, 2021

News Release For Immediate Release: Tuesday, April 20th, 2021 at 9am EDT For More Information Contact: Gary Ruskin +1 415 944 7350 or Mélissa Mialon +33 671756537 The food industry has been...

April 20, 2021

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