Ben Burkett, NFFC former board president raising soy, old growth pine trees and roughly 20 different vegetables in Mississippi, added, “As a 4th generation family farmer this merger concentrates too much seed stock and intellectual property into one company, further declining rural America.”
The proposed deal would join the world’s largest and fourth largest vegetable seed companies, further tightening the stranglehold of the already concentrated vegetable seed industry.
Join ActionAid USA, Alliance for Democracy, Grounded in Philly, Mariposa Food Co-op, WhyHunger and NFFC at the People’s Movement Assembly on Sunday, June 28, 9am-1pm, Morgan Hall South D301, to “Reclaim the Commons: Save Our Land, Our Water, Our Seeds!” Another World is Necessary, and Possible! USSF-Philly flyer
As Spring has finally arrived, so has our latest Newsletter. Here is a printer-friendly B&W version. Here is the full color version. Happy Reading!
La Via Campesina mobilized European farmers to demonstrate in front of the European Parliament on Monday. Please read their press release here or an excerpt below: “Farmers mobilize in Brussels: “Reclaiming peasants’ rights over our own seeds” Published on Tuesday, 21 January 2014 01:34 (Brussels, 20 January 2014) At the start of the year devoted to[…]
Concentration in the Seed Industry Leads to Less Choice, Higher Prices for U.S. Farmers (12.09.09) – American farmers are feeling the effects of a concentrated seed industry. Seed options are diminishing while prices increase at historic rates. A new report, Out of hand: Farmers face the consequences of a consolidated seed industry, examines these troubling trends, substantiating[…]