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"Seeds in resistance" a cartoon for the Food Sovereignty of the Peoples


We present the cartoon "Seeds in Resistance" made from the animation that made up the Documentary "Seeds, common good or corporate property" made in 2017 by a group of Latin American organizations that work throughout the continent in defense of native and creole seeds as the basis of the Food Sovereignty of the Peoples.

In this way, we continue to honor the millions of peasants who continue to defend seeds from their territories and especially those who make up La Via Campesina who, since their Seed Campaign, have inspired the contents of this cartoon and have gifted with the awareness that seeds are "the heart of Food Sovereignty."

“Seeds have a special place in the fight for food sovereignty. These little grains are the foundation of the future. They determine, in each life cycle, what type of food people consume, how it is grown and who grows it. But the seeds are also the container that carries the past, the vision, knowledge and accumulated practices of peasant communities around the world that, for thousands of years, have created the basis of everything that sustains us in the present ” . Our seeds, our future !, La Via Campesina.

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The Latin American Seed Collective presents the documentary: Seeds, Common good or corporate property?

Produced jointly by eight organizations in Latin America and edited by Radio Mundo Real, the documentary "Seeds, common good or corporate property?" collects the experiences and struggles of the movements for the defense of Creole and native seeds in Latin America from Ecuador, Brazil, Costa Rica, Mexico, Honduras, Argentina, Colombia and Guatemala.

The protagonists are the Creole, native seeds, ours, in the hands of the peasant communities and indigenous peoples. The documentary addresses the defense of native seeds as an integral part of the defense of territory, life and autonomy as peoples, the relationship between indigenous women and native seeds, seed flows in communities, the history of the origin of the corn, Mayan ceremonies on the importance of seeds, the gratitude and blessing of seeds, seed fairs and exchanges, and local experiences of recovery and handling of Creole seeds.

Also present are the struggles against seed laws and against UPOV 91, against the imposition of transgenic seeds, the denouncement of the devastation caused by transgenics and resistance to spraying and the advance of agribusiness.
We invite you to watch the documentary and share it to continue defending seeds as the heritage of peoples at the service of humanity on the path of food sovereignty.

The Latin American Seed Collective is made up of: the National Association for the Promotion of Ecological Agriculture (ANAFAE) of Honduras, the National Network for the Defense of Food Sovereignty in Guatemala (REDSAG), the Biodiversity Network of Costa Rica , the Semillas Group of Colombia, Ecological Action of Ecuador, National Articulation of Agroecology of Brazil, Action for Biodiversity of Argentina and GRAIN.

Animation "Seeds in Resistance"

Seeds in Resistance is an animation developed as part of the Documentary "Seeds, common good or corporate property" made in 2017 by a group of Latin American organizations that work throughout the continent in defense of native and creole seeds as a basis of the Food Sovereignty of the Peoples.

We now share this animation to provide one more tool for understanding and training on this issue, suggesting that you continue on the path by watching and sharing the full documentary from vimeo.com/240217030.

We also want through this video to pay tribute to the millions of peasant women and men who continue to defend seeds from their territories and especially those who make up La Vía Campesina who, from their Seed Campaign, have inspired the contents of this animation and has given us the awareness that seeds are "The heart of Food Sovereignty."

The Latin American Seed Collective

The Latin American Seed Collective is made up of: the National Association for the Promotion of Ecological Agriculture (ANAFAE) of Honduras, the National Network for the Defense of Food Sovereignty in Guatemala (REDSAG), the Biodiversity Network of Costa Rica , the Semillas Group of Colombia, Ecological Action of Ecuador, National Articulation of Agroecology of Brazil, Action for Biodiversity of Argentina and GRAIN.

Seen at: http://www.biodiversidadla.org

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