In SEEDS of the Earth lies the sacredness of life. Yet, it seems that we have forgotten this simple truth: no seed, no life. And this right has been taken away from too many people for more than 40% of worldwide seeds have been privatised and corporatized.
Mega-corporations are patenting everyday food seeds and then suing farmers who use them without their permission, pitting big business against small starving farmers across the world. This process is happening in the US, India, Brazil and more, and our entire food system is at risk. Monsanto alone owns 36% of all tomato, 32% of sweet pepper and 49% of cauliflower varieties registered in the EU (www. avaaz.org). Even more striking are the figures of genetically modified (GM) seeds – according to Greenpeace, Monsanto sold 90 percent of GM seeds worldwide in 2009.
This greedy ignorance is the epitome of the current planetary crisis in which money has become ‘the sovereign power’, disconnecting us from the ability to manifest conscious and intelligent societies. Acknowledging the fact that the SEED is the essence of abundance and wealth for all, we aspire to put its power of manifestation at the service of a higher and truer purpose.