Do you believe that GMO’s are important in helping to feed the people of the world? The following NY Times article, Doubts About the Promised Bounty of Genetically Modified Crops, may give you another perspective.
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The Greatest Story Never Told — Building Seed Security in Canada
Where does the Bauta Initiative get the seed it supplies to the world? Get a good idea of their sources from this great article in The Canadian Organic Grower Magazine:
Seed politics? Really? There is a political aspect to Seeds? Well, yes… and many of you reading this will already know something, or a lot, about this topic. However, if you aren’t very informed about it, you can do a quick “catch up” by reading Dan Jason’s 2014 article on the Salt Spring Seeds website. Of course, there are many other articles concerning this topic, but Dan’s is a concise and clear one. So…, if you have the time, here’s the article:
If you’re concerned about seed diversity, and preservation of a wide variety of seed for sharing among the general population, you may be interested in learning about a program led by Gretchen Bauta, of the Bauta and Weston Families in Canada. “It is delivered by USC Canada, in partnership with Seeds of Diversity Canada and through the generous support of The W. Garfield Weston Foundation.”
“The Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security is building a national movement to conserve and advance seed biodiversity, keep seed in the public domain, and promote ecological seed production*.
You’ll find the details at seedsecurity.ca.