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'<j" ::V -0 .-t i:: 0 ::l N "' "' @ "' .... . �� ..c B Ol ::l ·;: :: : "' i:: >- 0 a. i:: 0 i:: u .g u ::l -0 8 o.. E ::l 1 -0 0 i:: ::l 0 @ The place of multinationals local food production, and shift production to plantations using enslaved labor to grow luxury crops of coffee, sugar, bananas and cocoa for export to the colonizing countries. (Abridged from Global exchange) But now the drive toward globalization ODF agriculture would put transational corpora- tions in contrai of the entire food supply. Market forces rather than national policies would contrai agricultural systems and the human right to food would be dependent on multi- national increasing the risk of hunger and famine. Global Exchange believes that a new, local green economy can replace the corporate globalization, which has been the source of so much destruction. lt is the local green economy, that is the only antidote to corporate globalization. We can show the way by doing fair trade, providing a platform for green ideas and social justice and training young people in sustainable community development. Food Sovereignty and Trade Members of the international farmers movement affirm that "Food and agriculture will begin to contain, from now onwards, the right to food and not the trade rules as refe- rence point" "The historical fight of Via Campesina to avoid that food be compared to a simple commodity has won a step forward". Doc 2. Farmers in lndia (Source Watch) Farmers in lndia are finding that the "biotechnology revolution" is having a devastating effect on their crop lands and persona! debt levels. "ln 1998, the World Bank's structu- ral adjustment policies forced lndia to open up its seed sector to global corporations like Cargill, Monsanto, and Syngenta. The global corporations changed the input economy overnight. Farm saved seeds were replaced by corporate seeds which needed fertilizers and pesticides and could not be saved." As debts increase and become unpayable, farmers are compelled to commit suicide. More than 25,000 peasants in lndia have taken their lives since 1997 when the practice of seed saving was transformed under globalisation pressures and multinational seed cor- porations started to take contrai of the seed supply. Seed saving gives farmers life. Seed monopolies rob farmers of life." Doc 3. Thousands of lndians vow to fight for seed sovereignty New Delhi, August 9th 201 1 : On Quit lndia Day this year, thousands of lndians vowed to uphold the country's food and seed sovereignty and resist the increasing corporate takeo- ver of agriculture. More than a hundred events were organized by civil society groups and concerned individuals to highlight the peril to lndia's Food, Farmers and Freedom. Across the country, farmers demanded demands to the governments no collaborative research partnerships with companies like Monsanto in the state agriculture universities; The Alliance for Sustainable and Holistic Agriculture (ASHA), a national network of more than 400 organisations, is working to promote sustainable farm livelihoods, seed and food sovereignty, food safety, farmers' and consumers' rights, etc. "We are living in times

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