Time: April 18, 2011 from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Location: WWU - Viking Union Room 462 A/B
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Event Type: presentation, q&a
Organized By: Eric Jensen, Matia Jones, Chelsea Thaw
Latest Activity: Apr 18, 2011
"Seed Sovereignty: A way to Food Security, Cultural Preservation and Environmental Stewardship" will be presented by Matia Jones, current operator of Bellingham's Food Bank Farm and former coordinator of WWU's Outback Farm, as a part of WWU's Earth Week. Seed sovereignty firmly plants seed saving and seed stewardship in the realm of fundamental human rights. It is the freedom to save seed and determine the foundation of which our food system rests. With the current attacks of industry hitting at the heart of food sovereignty, the simple act of seed saving becomes a major act of resistance and social empowerment.
This presentation will explore the basic differences of heirloom, hybridized, and genetically modified seeds. We will look at the issues surrounding Green Revolution agricultural practices, geopolitics that promote and cause famine, and what genetically modified seeds do and do not have to offer our overpopulated world.