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Seed

Annual Report 2014-2015

Biowatch’s Annual Report March 2014 to February 2015
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A Landmark Victory for Justice

November 2014 Anyone campaigning for environmental or social justice needs to read this David and Goliath account of how a reasonable request for access to GMO permit applications catapulted an environmental watch-dog into almost a decade of litigation against the South African state and monolithic Monsanto – a battle finally won in the Constitutional Court....
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Poster (printable): Sophiwe Dlamini’s Household Seed Bank

1 June 2014 Following agroecological principles, and refusing GM seed, Sophiwe Dlamini grows 44 different types of food plants.  
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Annual Report 2013-2014

Biowatch’s Annual Report March 2013 to February 2014
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Annual Report 2012 -2013

Biowatch’s Annual Report January 2012 to February 2013
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Policy Submission: Draft Plant Improvement Policy and Bill

14 June 2013 Policy Submission: Draft Plant Improvement Policy and Bill published June 2013
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Policy Submission: Plant Breeders’ Rights Bill

14 June 2013 Policy Submission: Plant Breeders’ Rights Bill published June 2013
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Policy Brief: Securing Farmers’ Rights and Seed Sovereignty in South Africa

1 October 2012 Written by Rachel Wynberg, Jaci van Niekerk, Rose Williams and Lawrence Mkhaliphi, this policy brief helps to inform policy debate by reviewing farmers’ rights in South Africa, and the extent to which existing policies, laws and practices support seed security and the conservation of agricultural biodiversity.
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Annual Report – 2011

Biowatch’s Annual Report January to December 2011
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Research Paper: The Biowatch Case – A victory for access to information and a landmark decision on costs awards in public litigation

9 May 2012 Written by Josie Eastwood, this research paper is a legal review of the Biowatch case, beginning with its origin – which are rooted in concerns about the regulatory system for GMOs – and examining the legal contributions of both the High Court judgment in the area of access to information, and the...
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