Stop proposed seed act in Sri Lanka

  • by: Ravindra Kariyawasam
  • recipient: We are asking from Sri Lankan Government to stop seeds privatization and implementing new seed act, People and Government have responsibility to protect seed diversity for future .

"Seed is the first link in the food chain. It is both a result of farmers breeding over centuries, as well as the primary means of production. Any Act on seed that does not address farmers’ rights is anti farmer. The Act should be Seed and Farmers Rights Act. The proposed Act is designed for the Seed Industry, which by promoting uniformity destroys indigenous biodiversity, and by promoting its rights, undermines farmer’s rights. Farmers should be exempted from all restrictions placed on commercial entities and the seed industry"(Dr Vandan Shiva ).We are asking you to sing this petition against Sri Lankan seed act  .

Thank You So Much ,

Best regard ,

Center For Environment and Nature Studies (Sri Lanka)

http://Proposed new Seed Act is seriously flawed - let’s stop it in its tracks! Bureaucratic controls and corporate greed usurp farmers’ right to seeds

 

 Poem of seeds 

I was born here, mother earth

I do not know my age, because it was so long ago.

I have many names, but you can call me seed.

I am immortal and my knowledge and spirit has existed through generations.

I am old and my protective shell represents the strength and power

to provide life and

Survive hardships and time.

Mankind is young, there are many a things I can teach them

But listening is, not their strength.

I am now living in the robot age, the human technology age

Where man believes that he can replace me with machines.

The robots are called, GMO and hybrid seeds like they have the right

to carry the name seed.

I cakle, I watch

Times are tough and are getting tougher, but I will survive

While the GMO robots fall like flies.

I have tried to tell mankind, I am unique, I am a survivor

But as I said their young and listening is not their strong point

(Barbara Hachipuka Bandra).

Thank you 

CENS

 

 

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