South Africa scores with GMO white maize

29 September 2021. African countries south of the Sahara have a lot to learn from South Africa’s successes in Genetically Modified (GM) plant agriculture. The latter country appears set for significant triumphs in its quest for greater food security, thanks to its embrace of agricultural biotechnology. Read more…


The ‘witchcraft’ practices of Biodynamics

19 July 2021. A bill that was overwhelmingly passed through the Italian Senate is coming under fire from a group of 21 scientists, now backed by 31,000 signatories, likening biodynamic practices to witchcraft. Read more…


GMOs in South Africa 23 years on: failures, biodiversity loss and escalating hunger

4 August 2020. We are now living through a global pandemic, pointing to the imbalanced relationship between humans and our life-supporting systems and illustrative of the multiple planetary boundaries outstripped and exploited. This is a foreshadowing of an uncertain future, an embodiment of the climate crisis and impact of widespread ecological collapse. Read more…


BDAASA Newsflash

13 July 2020. 4 online sessions – biodynamics and its role in agriculture.


African Centre for Biodiversity News

2 June 2020. Human health and wellbeing at great risk unless biodiversity and genetic resources extraction in Africa is halted.


Organic and biodynamic wines quality and characteristics: the scientific point of view

28 August 2019. Nowadays the wine market proposes organic wines, biodynamic wines and a wide range of wines with different labels or claims without any law or regulation – natural wine, sustainable wines, wines with low environmental impact, vegan and vegetarian wines, wines without suphites – which can confuse the consumers. Biodynamic wines are not regulated by law, but by private associations or by a self-declaration of one producer. Read more…


What’s the Difference Between Sustainable, Organic and Biodynamic Wine?

23 April 2019 – Consumers have become increasingly more eco-savvy in the way they shop. Read more…


Setting realistic targets for biofuel production in sub-Saharan Africa

29 January 2019 – According to a new report from WWF, while there is a small but not insignificant potential for the production of sustainable biofuels in sub-Saharan Africa, this should be prioritised for the aviation industry. Read more…