"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)
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).