Join AGRA Watch – a project of Community Alliance for Global Justice – to watch a short film about seed sovereignty in Africa, and, to mark the one-year anniversary since our Africa-US Food Sovereignty Summit. Let’s celebrate and discuss the next steps of our work in collaboration with the African food sovereignty movement! After the film, we will discuss the ways in which the control of seeds is being taken from small farmers and increasingly vested in multinational corporations and institutions of the Global North, with the support of the Gates Foundation. This event is being held to coincide with events around the world highlighting the theft of local seeds.
“The origin of food is seed,” says Food Sovereignty Ghana. “Whoever controls the seed controls the entire food chain.”
About the film: “The story of seed has become one of loss, control, dependence and debt. It’s been written by those who want to make vast profit from our food system, no matter what the true cost. It’s time to change the story. Seeds of Freedom charts the story of seed from its roots at the heart of traditional, diversity rich farming systems across the world, to being transformed into a powerful commodity, used to monopolize the global food system.”
Location: Central Co-op’s Rochdale Room: 1900 E Madison (corner of 19th and Madison – NOT at the Co-op!)
We will provide food and drink! RSVP’s appreciated – email us.
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For more info, please contact CAGJ/AGRA Watch.
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