Thursday, March 13, 2008

Your Call 031308 The Commons Series; Seeds

How do we care for the things we share? On the next Your Call, we continue our series on the global commons. This week we’ll discuss the nuts, grains and seeds that form the nutritional basis of human civilization. Our seed stock is at risk because of a growing imbalance between private and public imperatives. Last week, Norwegian scientists built a seed vault deep within an Arctic mountain. Is this enough to guarantee that the food we eat today will be available in the future? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.

Brewster Kneen in Ottawa, Canada
Is the publisher of the Ram’s Horn, a monthly journal of food systems analysis. He is a farmer, scholar and the founder of The Forum on Privatization and the Public Domain.  

Claire Hope Cummings in Santa Rosa
Author of Uncertain Peril: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Seeds.

Click to Listen: The Commons Series; Seeds

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