Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Future of Food lies in small-scale agriculture

A recent report by UN researchers emphasizes the necessity of developing small-scale agriculture.

Hilal Elver, the new United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, calls on governments to support a transition to “agricultural democracy” which would empower small farmers.

“Empirical and scientific evidence shows that small farmers feed the world,” said Elver.

"Modern agriculture, which began in the 1950s, is more resource intensive, very fossil fuel dependent, using fertilizers, and based on massive production. This policy has to change."  Read a YES magazine article on Elver's speech 

Creating a GMO-Free Zone is part of changing these policies.  Creating a GMO-Free Zone supports small producers in local urban agriculture.

And a GMO-Free Zone creates a space where we can save the Safe Seeds -- GMO-Free seeds -- which are absolutely essential for the shift away from the erroneous direction of modern agriculture.

Help create a GMO-Free Zone in L.A.

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