Freedom of Seeds

Seed is the source of life and the first link in the food chain. Control over seed means a control over our lives, our food and our freedom.”

Vandana Shiva and her organization Global Alliance for Seed Freedom are starting a global initiative for the freedom of peasants to keep their seeds. The event will take place Continue reading

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Biopirates Ahoy?

Did you know that Basmati Rice and Rooibos are owned by companies?

To you and me they seem like well-known types of rice and tea which grow in Asia and Africa. Nowadays, however, their ownership is claimed in the US and Switzerland. How so? Continue reading

Payback Time

For once it’s the other way around: the North is piling up debt in the South. Only that this time it is not about money.

Ecological debt is much more real and ubiquitous than the financial one. With Climate Change threatening us all over the planet, the scars the ecological plundering has left behind are becoming more visible and history is continously repeating itself. Continue reading