Freeing The Seed

By Michael S. Carolan, Earthisland.org -

There were no Stokes Seeds catalogues for early US immigrants. Settlers used what they brought with them from the Old Country or what they acquired through trade with others. But this was a new [...]

Monsanto Loses Right To Patent Seeds

By Sandhya Jain, Dailypioneer.com  -

Opponents of genetically modified crops received a boost when the Delhi High Court upheld the Indian Patent Act, which states that seeds and life forms cannot be patented, and the Protection of [...]

Documentary Explores David-and-Goliath Battle With Food Corporations

By Jordan Riefe, www.truthdig.com -

By Jordan Riefe for Truth Dig - Maybe Jack wasn’t the fool son when he traded the family cow for a handful of magic beans. Seeds are the givers of life, the minute building blocks of family farms [...]

World Bank’s Scheme to Hijack Farmers’ Rights To Seeds

By Alice Martin-Prevel, www.oaklandinstitute.org -

By Alice Martin-Prevel of the Oakland Institute. Oakland, CA—Ahead of World Bank’s release of the 2017 “Enabling the Business of Agriculture” (EBA) report this month, 157 organizations and [...]

Monsanto Backs Out Of Seed Plant In Argentina After Protests

By Brandon Turbeville, www.naturalblaze.com -

By Brandon Turbeville for Natural Blaze - In yet another victory against the multinational corporation Monsanto in Argentina, the company has now announced that it will dismantle its [...]

Building A Movement For International Seed Sovereignty

By Simone Adler, www.otherworldsarepossible.org -

By Simone Adler for Other Worlds Are Possible - Who we are fighting for is every single peasant farmer – more than 200 million – on the planet. People are eager to join hands in building a global [...]

Sharing Seeds When Government Says Its Illegal

By Janelle Orsi and Neil Thapa, www.shareable.net -

After the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture cracked down on a seed bank in the Joseph T. Simpson Public Library in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, hundreds of seed libraries in the U.S. are [...]

Trade Deals Criminalise Farmers’ Seeds

By GRAIN, www.grain.org -

Trade agreements have become a tool of choice for governments, working with corporate lobbies, to push new rules to restrict farmers' rights to work with seeds. Until some years ago, the most [...]

Setting The Record Straight On The Legality Of Seed Libraries

By SELC, www.shareable.net -

After the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture cracked down on a seed bank in the Joseph T. Simpson Public Library in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, hundreds of seed libraries in the U.S. are [...]

Dept Of Ag Cracks Down On Seed Libraries

By Naomi Creason, www.cumberlink.com -

It was a letter officials with the Cumberland County Library System were surprised to receive. The system had spent some time working in partnership with the Cumberland County Commission for [...]