We need to value nature’s biodiversity, clean water, and seeds. For this, nature is the best teacher.
The indigenous seeds are bred by farmers for renewability, diversity, nutrition, taste and resilience. Wherever farmers have reclaimed native seeds as a commons, they have reduced costs, increased incomes, become debt-free and are not driven to suicide.
The duty to save seeds and defend seed freedom is an ethical and ecological imperative. Seeds are the first link in the food chain and the repository of life’s future evolution. As such, it is our inherent duty and responsibility to protect them and to pass them on to future generations. The growing of seeds and their free exchange among farmers is the basis of maintaining biodiversity and food security.
The same chemical industry that brings us toxics in agriculture also controls “modern medicine” based on pharmaceuticals.
In an era of climate change, rejuvenating and regenerating the soil through ecological processes has become a survival imperative for the human species.
Two decades of corporate driven globalization has destroyed the biodiversity and cultural diversity of our indigenous food systems.