“ 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 are starting a global initiative for the freedom of peasants to keep their seeds. The event will take place Global Alliance for Seed Freedom Continue reading
China is where things are happening these days. What is true for industry can also be applied to agriculture.
And there are some good news: Greenpeace just published that China announced to draft a proposal to keep their rice free of
genetically engineered (GM) seeds. Continue reading
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Tagged agriculture, agriculture practices, Asia, China, food legislation, gen. modified, GM, green, greenpeace, Loess Plateau, rice, seeds, sustainable food production |
So yesterday we had a little reminder of all the people out there who are starving. We also named some of the responsible for it.
Today, it’s time to look at a possible solution. One which can even solve many more problems we are facing in the world today.
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Tagged agroecology, food sovereignty, fossil fuels, GM crops, hunger, La Via Campesina, monsanto, peasants, seeds, social movements, subsistance farming, World Social Forum |
What is the most important thing for securing our future in food production? Seeds.
Now let’s imagine somebody would take the seeds away and say “they’re mine!”. Well, that’s what is happening. In the global food system we have today seeds are no longer a free good.