Use of GM-maize is so widespread in parts of Spain that organic farmers can no longer label their crops as such thanks to cross-contamination of pollen. Their livelihoods are threatened as a result.
Seeds modified in a lab are often touted as a means to boost agriculture and food security in Africa. There is some resistance on the continent and debate on preserving its traditional seed base instead.
A majority of EU nations voted against genetically modified corn during a meeting of the EU appeals committee. However, that was not enough to stop GM cultivation. The decision now rests with the Commission.
Many people in Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya decry the disappearance of their traditional organic crops. But some scientists say that genetically modified seeds could revolutionize the region.
African masks have a history almost as long as the continent to which they belong, but an artist in Ghana has given them a whole new twist by making them out of waste. Meet the inimitable Ed Franklin Gavua.
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On this week's eco@africa, we bring you a special focus on plastic. We check out edible straws, shoes made from chewing gum and explore how to avoid microplastics.
Africans are no strangers to mobile apps. In fact, apps big and small have made a difference in the lives of many people across the continent — from rural villages to the traffic-clogged streets of megacities.
On this week's eco@africa, we see how to rehabilitate land in South Africa with essential oils, visit Mauritania's Diawling National Park and take a seat on old repurposed oil drums.
DW's half-hour radio show and podcast Living Planet makes the environment matter to you.
Wolves have barely resettled in Germany and protest is already stirring. But we must not allow irrational fears to destroy progress on the road to greater biodiversity, writes Jennifer Wagner.
When a group of Brazilian families occupied disused farmland they found lifeless soil and water. Fifteen years on, they have brought it back to health. Their story is part of a larger battle over Brazil's farming future.
Are you looking for engaging ways to explain complex environmental issues to high school children? Global Ideas learning packs are full of ideas and guidance.
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