for Canadians: The Right to Save Seeds

greenfern(z5)March 19, 2006

Farmers' and gardeners' traditional right to save seeds is being challenged in the courts by the bio-tech industry.

Here is a link to an article on the subject. This is a very important issue. If Canadians don't speak up now, we could lose our heirloom varieties, as well as the self-sufficiency we now enjoy when we save seeds.

Here is a link that might be useful: Article on The Right to Save Seeds

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msjean(Z6..NS...Canada)

I tried to download the petition to add my name to those opposed to this new ruling...but the link is dead. Can you repost the site for the petition as I would sign it gladly.
Jean

    Bookmark   March 19, 2006 at 12:02PM
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airfun

Wow!!! This is crazy! Here's where the link should lead:
http://www.nfu.ca/action.html There's a link to the pretition (PDF print and have people sign), and another site: http://www.banterminator.org/

Here is a link that might be useful: http://www.banterminator.org/

    Bookmark   March 19, 2006 at 1:59PM
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msjean(Z6..NS...Canada)

Well I sent off a signature to Mr. Harper..although I'm sure he has someone who sorts through all the e-mails and
"Files them" accordingly :(

    Bookmark   March 19, 2006 at 2:33PM
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greenfern(z5)

Jean, Here is the link to the petition. Please tell anyone who might be interested in it.

Here is a link that might be useful: petition

    Bookmark   March 19, 2006 at 2:39PM
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msjean(Z6..NS...Canada)

I'll pass on the peition to the people I know.

    Bookmark   March 19, 2006 at 7:55PM
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bev_w(6a)

Thought I'd pass along this notice from Seeds of Diversity. If you live in the Toronto GTA area, you might want to attend:
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Urban Seed Savers Network

If you love food, gardening, seeds and sharing, you're invited to a meeting of

The Urban Seed Savers Network, Toronto
Sunday April 30, 2006 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Northern District Library
2nd Floor, 40 Orchardview Blvd., Toronto
(just east of Yonge, one block north of Eglinton)

The Urban Seed Savers Network is a new project started by Seeds of Diversity members in Toronto. ItÂs a way for urban gardeners to connect over common interests in seed saving and sharing, growing heritage organic veggies, fruits and flowers, genetic diversity, food security and more. We hope you will join us and share your ideas and dreams!
RSVP for the meeting. E-mail or call:

ussnto@seeds.ca or 1-866-509-SEED

Thanks for supporting Seeds of Diversity Canada

    Bookmark   March 21, 2006 at 7:52AM
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mcpeg(5a)

This is absolutely frightening!
How dare they!
TTT
Please check this out and share with others.

    Bookmark   March 21, 2006 at 4:47PM
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sheryl_ontario(Muncho Lake, BC z2)

That's insane! They con't do that!

    Bookmark   March 25, 2006 at 6:43AM
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