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Agri-Terrorists Accuse Seed Bank of Agri-Terrorism: The Terror of GMOs
Since their beginnings, the USDA and state departments of agriculture have heavily subsidized, and acted as the enforcement arm of, the corporate agribusiness crime syndicate, terrorizing people who p...
The Centrality of Seed: Building Agricultural Resilience Through Plant Breeding
Five of the global issues most frequently debated today are the decline of biodiversity in general and of agrobiodiversity in particular, climate change, hunger and malnutrition, poverty and water. Se...
Connexions Library: Agriculture and Farming Focus
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on farming and agriculture.
Ethiopia's seed banks - under threat from G8 plan to 'develop' Africa
Ethiopia leads the way in preserving crop seeds by engaging farming communities in the effort, and making the exchange of seeds part of village life and culture, reports Claire Provost. But now it's a...
Farmer Cooperatives, Not Monsanto, Supply El Salvador With Seeds
In the face of overwhelming competition skewed by the rules of free trade, farmers in El Salvador have managed to beat the agricultural giants like Monsanto and Dupont to supply local corn seed to tho...
Farmers join to save the seeds that feed us
Farmers and growers in south-west England have united to reclaim the lost skill of seed saving. They are determined to grow, develop, share and disseminate open-pollinated seeds, and oppose EU laws gr...
Ghana's women farmers resist the G7 plan to grab Africa's seeds
Sharing and saving seed is a crucial part of traditional farming all over Africa. Governments, backed by multinational seed companies, are imposing oppressive seed laws that attack the continent's mai...
Seeds of Resistance: The Fight to Save Our Food Supply
Food production in the age of climate change and corporate control.
Stolen Seeds: The privatisation of Canada's agricultural biodiversity
Through patents and other intellectual property regimes, corporate tactics, and government manoeuvering, public goods are being destroyed to make way for private profit. Seed saving and plant breeding...
Vandana Shiva On Resisting GMOs: "Saving Seeds Is a Political Act"
Gelder, Sarah Van
Sarah van Gelder interviewed Vandana Shiva, renowned for her activism against GMOs, globalization, and patents on seeds and traditional foods.
Collectors on the edge
The influence of Kew Gardens reaches far. In the heart of Botswana, meet the leaders of the Millenium Seed Bank Project
The Millenium Seed Bank Project is an international botanical project to collect and study 10% of the world's plant species.
The fruits of protest
Russia has shelved plans to break up the historic Pavlovsk seed bank
The Pavlovsk open air seedbank in St. Petersburg maintains 12,000 species of fruit trees, berries, and flowers. Plans to auction off the land have been placed on hold after protests.