Corporations like Monsanto have created a seed emergency — an emergency through patents on seeds, seed monopolies, biopiracy, genetic engineering and creation of non-renewable sterile seeds. Seed monopolies have pushed 250,000 farmers to commit suicide in India. After contaminating farmer’s seeds and crops, Monsanto sues farmers “for stealing their gene,” putting the polluter pays principle on its head, and making it the polluter gets paid principle.
The multidimensional emergency created by patents on seeds and GMOs needs a global collective response. Collectively, we must stop the patenting of seeds. Join the Global Movement for Seed Freedom to stop the corporate hijack of seed and with it the hijack of our food and our future.SEED FREEDOM FORTNIGHT OF ACTION – 2-16 October 2012
From 2nd October, Gandhi’s birthday to 16th October, World Food Day, 2012, an intensive fortnight of action is being organised around the world.
More information and ideas for actions here: https://www.facebook.com/events/436131536428020/.