There seems to be a push from agri-business to amend national Agriculture Acts to give more rights to multi-national seed companies. This is happening in Canada right now as Bill C-18 as it has passed second reading. The National Farmers Union has concerns and I think should have had more of a voice in the discussions. Please sign the petition I have started requesting that Bill be delayed. Hi. Can you please support my petition about saving the Farmers Right to Seed from agri-business lobbying in Canada. Please promote the petition to your members. http://www.thepetitionsite.com/981/354/257/give-canadian-farmers-the-right-to-save-seeds/ Thank you kindly, Lynn
Lynn, thank you for the petition, which I was happy to sign. I grew up in a farming community in a farming family. I now live on a 10-acre patch in a desert area, which has been a steep learning curve when it comes to growing food. I have been very lucky to have friends who are members of a tribe which has lived here for thousands of years and to have been given seeds for native crops. Now I save seeds and do my best to continue the traditional growing patterns and crops. Your concerns about seeds strike close to my heart. Thank you again for the link to the petition. I'm sharing it.