NI435 New Internationalist September 2010 Issue

NI435 New Internationalist September 2010 Issue

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Seed savers – the frontline against hunger

Inside this issue:

Millions of years of growing natural diversity are in real danger of extinction. There's a bid by industrial agriculture to take complete control over seeds – and thereby all the food we eat. As for genetic modification – promoted as the only way to feed the world, its one real benefit is that it conveys corporate ownership. Monopoly and monoculture are the result, together with increased dependence on fossil fuels and reduced ability to climate change.

New Internationalist reports from Latin America, Africa and Asia on what peasant farmers are already doing to avert catastrophe. They feed most of the world as it is. For every hectare of scarce fertile land they produce more healthy and sustainable food crops than industrial monoculture. Their seed banks offer greater adaptability to rapid climate change than any amount of genetic modification. Markets don't need to be liberated into the hands of corporate monopolies; peasant farmers need to be liberated from poverty and exploitation.

Plus Inside:

A guide to digital activism


New Internationalist tackles today’s most challenging global issues, confronts inequality and injustice and reports on positive changes happening around the world. An established leader of independent media since 1973, New Internationalist is written for our readers and funded by them. We have no media baron breathing down our necks or corporate advertisers telling us what to do.
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Code NI435
Supplier New Internationalist
Values and causes Educational, Recycled, New Internationalist

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