‘Loven om frø’ er en udgivelse af Vandana Shiva. Et bud på hvordan en frølov kan se ud når den er rimelig og lige for alle, her er meget inspiration at hente!
LOVEN om FRØ
Frø er det første led i fødekæden og rummer årtusinders evolution og tusinder af års arbejde indenfor frøavl og frøbytte-kulturen. Det er udtryk for jordens intelligens og tiders intelligente landbrugssamfund. Introduktion og Pdf til ‘LOVEN om FRØ’ er her under på engelsk.
THE LAW of the SEED: Seed is the first link in the food chain and embodies millennia of evolution and thousands of years of farmers breeding as well as the culture of freely saving and sharing seed. It is the expression of earth’s intelligence and the intelligence of farming communities down the ages.
The ecological and biological laws of the Seed draw upon the perennial laws of nature and evolution based on diversity, adaptation, resilience and openness. They also draw on principles of jurisprudence of human rights, public goods and the commons.
In contrast, the dominant legislation today, related to seed, is in total violation of the Law of the Seed and democratic processes without any basis in jurisprudence or science. An arsenal of legal instruments are steadily being invented and imposed that criminalize age-old farmers’ seed breeding, seed saving and seed sharing. And this arsenal is being shaped by the handful of corporations who first introduced toxic chemicals into agriculture, and are now controlling the seed through genetic engineering and patents.
The scientific paradigm is also being transformed. From a vibrant holistic and ecological system, agriculture has been industrialized and compartmentalized into a fragmented and mechanistic paradigm where Nature’s contributions and farmers’ contributions do not enter into the equation.
This because these contributions cannot be made into commodities and commercialized by those corporate interests which, through patents, aim to get absolute power and absolute ownership over seed, circumventing all ecological and social responsibility of the impact of monopolies and genetically engineered seed associated with it. LÆS MERE
“At samle frø og bytte dem er at bevare biodiversitet, bevare viden om frø og dyrkning, bevare kultur og bevare bæredygtighed.”Vandana Shiva