The Great Seed Piracy

Shiva, Vandana
Date Written:  2016-06-21
Publisher:  Toward Freedom
Year Published:  2016
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX19573

A great seed and biodiversity piracy is underway and it must be stopped. The privateers of today include not just the corporations -- which are becoming fewer and larger through mergers -- but also individuals like Bill Gates, the "richest man in the world". When the Green Revolution was pushed in India and Mexico, farmers' seeds were "rounded-up" and locked in international institutions, which used these seeds to breed green revolution varieties which responded to chemical inputs.

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