Guardians of the Seeds Beat Monsanto

Even before the passage of the revolutionary seed law, the Guardians of the Seeds were dreaming up plans for how to organize the country along ecosocialist lines.

We live in a world where one third of all food is wasted, where industrial agriculture accounts for the lion’s share of carbon emissions, and where the genetic diversity of the whole food chain is in free-fall, all presided over by an international regime of biopiracy headed by multinational corporations like Monsanto. But not everyone is taking it sitting down.

The Guardians of the Seeds are the alternative, and in their struggles and celebrations they prefigure a different way of life. As over a thousand people streamed into the small town of Monte Carmelo on the morning of October 29, this vision comes to life. People from around the country bring their seeds to trade, to discuss, to learn and compare. Small children run through the crowds, as eager to trade for a new kind of seed as children in the cities to buy a new plastic toy.

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Why Rockefellers Aim at Destroying Farmers Worldwide.

William Engdahl has published an in-depth article about the Rockerfellers’ agribusiness revolution and the devastating impact it has had on our health, our food and the lives of farmers worldwide. Read it at journal-neo.org.

Here’s an interview he did for Red Ice Radio (doesn’t cover everything in the article):

Article archived as pdf here: why-rockefellers-aim-at-destroying-farmers-worldwide

Gates Foundation Promoting Corporate Takeover Of Global Agriculture

(NaturalNews) After it was exposed that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the philanthropic brainchild of Microsoft founder Bill Gates, purchased 500,000 shares in Monsanto back in 2010 valued at more than $23 million, it became abundantly clear that this so-called benevolent charity is up to something other than eradicating disease and feeding the world’s poor. It turns out that the Gates family legacy has long been one of trying to dominate and control the world’s systems, including in the areas of technology, medicine, and now agriculture

Read more in the full article at naturalnews.com
Archived as pdf: Bill_Gates_Monsanto

Update 28 oct 2014: See also “African farmers fight against Gates Foundation’s attempts to implement ecologically destructive industrial agriculture
Archived as pdf: African_farmers_fight_Gates_Foundation

Avaaz Global Ebay of Seeds

Already 56,000 people have pledged to support a global ‘internet seed swap’ initiative promoted by Avaaz,. Trouble is, the plans are deeply flawed, and have been developed without consultation with major seed saving groups worldwide. They also claimed the approval of the famous activist Vandana Shiva, but had to apologize when she said she didn’t approve of it!

Is Avaaz just another NGO trying to make a buck out of others’ misfortune, or is there something more sinister going on? You be the judge.

Read the full article wrongkindofgreen.org

archived as pdf: Avaazs_Global_Ebay_of_Seeds

Indigenous Herders and Small Farmers Fight Livestock Extinction

Our non-interference with traditional culture approach is supported again by news that at least one indigenous livestock breed becomes extinct each month as a result of overreliance on select breeds imported from the United States and Europe, according to the study, “The State of the World’s Animal Genetic Resources,” conducted by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization. Continue reading “Indigenous Herders and Small Farmers Fight Livestock Extinction”

150,000 Indian Farmers Commit Suicide Due to Debt

One of the guiding principles of our organization is to help people find ways to solve their problems without introducing new problems, one such problem that commonly occurs is debt. India may be the trend-setter here, with an estimated 150,000 debt-ridden farmers succumbing to suicide since 1997. With guns in short supply in rural India, the desperate farmers have taken to drinking the pesticides meant for their crops. Continue reading “150,000 Indian Farmers Commit Suicide Due to Debt”