food

International Seed Day advocates for patent-free seeds, organic food, and farmers' rights

Friday, April 01, 2011 by: Ethan A. Huff, staff writer
Tags: seed day, farmers, health news

eTrust Pro Certified

Most Viewed Articles
Popular on Facebook
CDC issues flu vaccine apology: this year's vaccine doesn't work!
Tetanus vaccines found spiked with sterilization chemical to carry out race-based genocide against Africans
Biologist explains how marijuana causes tumor cells to commit suicide
Companies begin planting microchips under employees' skin
NJ cops bust teenagers shoveling snow without a permit
Russia throws down the gauntlet: energy supply to Europe cut off; petrodollar abandoned as currency war escalates
McDonald's in global profit free fall as people everywhere increasingly reject chemically-altered toxic fast food
Chemotherapy kills cancer patients faster than no treatment at all
U2's Bono partners with Monsanto to destroy African agriculture with GMOs
FDA targets Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps for sharing health benefits of coconut oil
Why flu shots are the greatest medical fraud in history
Flu vaccine kills 13 in Italy; death toll rises
600 strains of an aerosolized thought control vaccine already tested on humans; deployed via air, food and water
The 21 curious questions we're never allowed to ask about vaccines
Italian court rules mercury and aluminum in vaccines cause autism: US media continues total blackout of medical truth
CDC admits it has been lying all along about Ebola transmission; "indirect" spread now acknowledged
Whooping cough outbreak at Massachusetts high school affected only vaccinated students
Orthorexia Nervosa - New mental disorder aimed at people who insist on eating a clean diet

Delicious
(NaturalNews) The fight to preserve food freedom is taking place all over the world as multinational biotechnology companies like Monsanto continue to push for total domination of the world's food supply. Access to heirloom and organic seeds, contaminant-free organic food, and even one's own farmland is threatened by various types of food tyranny legislation currently before governments around the world. But on April 26, 2011, a multitude of organizations, farmers, and health freedom advocates will observe International Seed Day, a day designed to educate the public about food freedom issues and help push back the tide of tyranny.

As many NaturalNews readers already know, the recent passage of S 510 in the US represents a very serious threat to health and food freedom. But what many people may not realize is that many other countries around the world face similar or worse legislation.

In Canada, Bill C-51 threatens to eliminate Canadians' access to a wide variety of natural health products by granting to the government sweeping regulatory control over herbs, vitamins, and natural supplements. It also redefines some key law terms that will essentially criminalize parents who give natural herbs and alternative medicines to their children (http://www.naturalnews.com/023121_health_fre...).

In India, the Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India (BRAI) threatens to eliminate people's right to grow, own, trade, transport, share, feed, and even eat the food of their choice. BRAI will seize control of food from the people and hand it over to multinational biotechnology companies. India's State Agriculture Minister Ramakrishna Kusumaria actually said to The Hindu that the implementation of BRAI "will enslave our agriculture" (http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/articl...).

And in Iraq, administrator of the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) Paul Bremer has already issued and signed Order 81, a heinous bill that completely eliminates Iraq's traditional "free-to-little-regulated" seed supply system and replaces it with, you guessed it, a system controlled by multinational biotechnology companies. CPA was set up after the 2003 US invasion of Iraq, and Bremer was tasked with "overseeing the country's reconstruction" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L._Paul_Bremer).

Apparently, such reconstruction involves eliminating Iraq's former system of freedom that outlawed any form of patented seed ownership by corporations, and instead implementing a biotech-controlled seed system where the common man has no control whatsoever over his own food. Order 81 bans all forms of saving and reusing seeds that have been "claimed" for ownership, and forces farmers to pay royalties year after year to "seed owners."

Be sure to read the full statement from the Institute of Near Eastern & African Studies (INEAS) regarding Order 81, and how the US invasion of Iraq played a crucial role in implementing it and seizing the country's agricultural system.
(http://www.ineas.org/in/pr/20090403isd.htm).

INEAS and several dozen other organizations and individuals are urging the public to inform their local media, friends, and family about not only these food tyranny measures, but also about the threat of genetically-modified organisms in general (http://www.naturalnews.com/GMO.html), and how they serve corporate interests that want nothing more than a complete monopoly over the world's food supply.

To learn more about International Seed Day and how you can help spread the word and make a real difference in fighting against food tyranny, visit:
http://www.ineas.org/in/ev/20090426isdev.htm

Sources for this story include:

http://www.ineas.org/in/ev/20090426isdev.htm

Join over four million monthly readers. Your privacy is protected. Unsubscribe at any time.
comments powered by Disqus
Take Action: Support NaturalNews.com by linking back to this article from your website

Permalink to this article:

Embed article link: (copy HTML code below):

Reprinting this article:
Non-commercial use OK, cite NaturalNews.com with clickable link.

Follow Natural News on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, and Pinterest

Colloidal Silver

Advertise with NaturalNews...

Support NaturalNews Sponsors:

Advertise with NaturalNews...

GET SHOW DETAILS
+ a FREE GIFT

Sign up for the FREE Natural News Email Newsletter

Receive breaking news on GMOs, vaccines, fluoride, radiation protection, natural cures, food safety alerts and interviews with the world's top experts on natural health and more.

Join over 7 million monthly readers of NaturalNews.com, the internet's No. 1 natural health news site. (Source: Alexa.com)

Your email address *

Please enter the code you see above*

No Thanks

Already have it and love it!

Natural News supports and helps fund these organizations:

* Required. Once you click submit, we will send you an email asking you to confirm your free registration. Your privacy is assured and your information is kept confidential. You may unsubscribe at anytime.