Wednesday, 20 April 2011
*by Sam Burcher -
Agroecology Offers Real Solutions to World Hunger After Decades of GM Hype
The Via Campesina (the Peasants’ way) is emerging as a potentially powerful international movement mobilizing resistance against the GM Corporations, which have consolidated their agro-chemical companies into just five major global players; Monsanto, Bayer, BASF, Syngenta and Dupont.
A recent report by the Friends of the Earth (FOE) 1 has highlighted the struggle between the two forces for control of the seeds. On one side are the 1.5 million members of the Via Campesina, who are demanding food sovereignty or the right to grow healthy food from local, time-honoured seeds. On the opposing side are the mega Corporations, which have gained so much power through patents on GM seeds.