AFA participates in natural farming convention and training

AFA representatives from PAKISAMA (Ka Vic Fabe) and SorKorPor (Khun Wikit), together with the AFA Project Officer for Operations (Jun Virola) and other representatives from SorKorPor (including its Secretary General Chaiwat Suravichai) attended the convention and training on Natural Farming in Jeju, South Korea last November 4-15, 2007.

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Genetically Modified Foods: Harmful or Helpful?

Environmental activists, religious organizations, public interest groups, professional associations and other scientists and government officials have all raised concerns about GM foods, and criticized agribusiness for pursuing profit without concern for potential hazards, and the government for failing to exercise adequate regulatory oversight. It seems that everyone has a strong opinion about GM foods. Even the Vatican19 and the Prince of Wales20 have expressed their opinions. Most concerns about GM foods fall into three categories: environmental hazards, human health risks, and economic concerns.

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