Seed is under attack. A small handful of the largest seed and agrochemical corporations in the world are working to strip farmers of their right to grow, save, sell, and exchange seed. Why? Because local, indigenous seeds are a threat to their monopolistic control of our global food systems. But across the continent, groups are fighting to reclaim the power of seed — to keep seed in the hands of the MANY, not the FEW. Next Saturday, June 26, we will have the opportunity to hear directly from those on the frontlines of this fight including Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com).
Many Gullah/Geechee heirs lost the value of their inheritance and their heirlooms over the generations because they truly were unaware of the value that lies therein. They didn’t realize that land was not a burden because you had to pay taxes for it. It is actually one of the greatest assets that one can possess. An asset greater than that our ancestors had even during their enslavement on these lands that are now the Gullah/Geechee Nation is vision.