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Natural History Museum
The Natural History Museum is an international leader in the scientific study of the natural world. Our science mission is to: * Explore the diversity of the natural world and the processes that generate this diversity. * Use t...

News Releases

GE-contaminated flax seed raises concerns for Canadian organic sector
2009-09-11
Organic Trade Association
GE-contaminated flax seed raises concerns for Canadian organic sector. The Organic Trade Association (OTA) in Canada has called the recent discovery of contaminated flax seed in Europe â#ounacceptable...

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Acorn
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Aril
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Collectors on the edge
The influence of Kew Gardens reaches far. In the heart of Botswana, meet the leaders of the Millenium Seed Bank Project
Adams, Tim
Article
2009
The Guardian Weekly
The Millenium Seed Bank Project is an international botanical project to collect and study 10% of the world's plant species.
Connexions Library: Africa Focus
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Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on Africa.
Connexions Library: Agriculture and Farming Focus
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Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on farming and agriculture.
Cotyledon
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Elaiosome
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Farmer Cooperatives, Not Monsanto, Supply El Salvador With Seeds
Weller, Nathan
Article
2015
truthout
In the face of overwhelming competition skewed by the rules of free trade, farmers in El Salvador have managed to beat the agricultural giants like Monsanto and Dupont to supply local corn seed to tho...
Farmers join to save the seeds that feed us
Wheeler, Ashley
Article
2015
The Ecologist
Farmers and growers in south-west England have united to reclaim the lost skill of seed saving. They are determined to grow, develop, share and disseminate open-pollinated seeds, and oppose EU laws gr...
Ghana's farmers battle "Monsanto law' to retain seed freedom
Walker, Chris; Tickell, Oliver
Article
2014
The Ecologist
Ghana's government is desperate to pass a Plant Breeders Bill that would remove farmers' ancient 'seed freedom' to grow, retain, breed and develop crop varieties - while giving corporate breeders a bl...
Ghana's women farmers resist the G7 plan to grab Africa's seeds
Chow,Heidi
Article
2015
The Ecologist
Sharing and saving seed is a crucial part of traditional farming all over Africa. Governments, backed by multinational seed companies, are imposing oppressive seed laws that attack the continent's mai...
The Great Seed Piracy
Shiva, Vandana
Article
2016
Toward Freedom
A great seed and biodiversity piracy is underway and it must be stopped. The privateers of today include not just the corporations -- which are becoming fewer and larger through mergers -- but also in...
Gymnosperm
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Hypocotyl
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Land and seed laws under attack as Africa is groomed for corporate recolonization
Article
2015
The Ecologist
Across Africa, laws are being rewritten to open farming up to an agribusiness invasion - displacing millions of small cultivators and replacing them with a new model of profit-oriented agriculture usi...
Nut (fruit)
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Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - December 5, 2015
Utopia
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
Connexions
Utopian visions, be they practical or not, free our imaginations, if only for a little while, from the daily grind of struggle and worry, and allow us to dream about the kind of world we would hope to...
Ovule
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Pea
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Rising suicide rate for Indian farmers blamed on GMO seeds
Article
2014
RT
Monsanto, which has just paid out $2.4 million to US farmers, settling one of many lawsuits it's been involved in worldwide, is also facing accusations that its seeds are to blame for a spike in suici...
Seed freedom!
A last chance to thwart the great African seed grab
Jehu-Appiah, Ali-Masmadi
Article
2015
Pambazuka News
Nineteen African nations meet this week (July 2015) in Arusha, Tanzania, to finalise a 'plant protection' protocol that would open up the continent's seeds to corporate interests, taking away farmers'...
Vandana Shiva On Resisting GMOs: "Saving Seeds Is a Political Act"
Gelder, Sarah Van
Article
2013
Toward Freedom
Sarah van Gelder interviewed Vandana Shiva, renowned for her activism against GMOs, globalization, and patents on seeds and traditional foods.

Sources Bookshelf

The Harrowsmith Reader
An Anthology from Canada's National Award Winning Magazine of Country Life and Alternatives to Bigness
Lawrence, James (ed.)
Book
1978
Articles on land, country careers, shelter, gardening, husbandry, food, trees, and rural life.

Media

Germination
The Canadian seed industry.

Government Ministries & Agencies

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
The Department is responsible for federal policies, programs and regulations related to agriculture and food. Its mandate is to promote the growth and profitability of the agriculture and food sector ...


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