Seed is not just the source of life. It is the very foundation of our being. For millions of years, seed has evolved freely, to give us the diversity and richness of life on the planet. For thousands of years farmers, especially women, have evolved and bred seed freely in partnership with each other and with Nature to further increase the diversity of that which Nature gave us and adapt it to the needs of different cultures. Biodiversity and cultural diversity have shaped one another. Today the freedom of Nature and culture to evolve is under violent and direct threat. The threat to seed freedom ...


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