World Rainforest Movement

Seed laws that criminalize farmers: resistance

Rec_Seed-LawsPeasant seeds – the pillar of food production – are under attack everywhere. Under corporate pressure, laws in many countries increasingly limit what farmers can do with their seeds. Seed saving, which has been the basis of farming for thousands of years, is quickly being criminalised. A new booklet and poster from La Via Campesina and GRAIN document how big business and governments are moving to stop farmers from saving and exchanging their seeds, and shows how farmers are fighting back.

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