Apart from all these issues, I find it intolerable that a tiny minority of people can play with the destiny of all. Since the beginning of agriculture, humans have continuously increased food production, improving it and adapting it for specific uses, in order to eat, clothe themselves, construct shelters and for medical purposes, but also to savour its flavours, smells, colours and beauty… What we are witnessing is the gradual usurpation and monopolisation of this common good we call seeds, which represent life itself, as well as survival. Few citizens are aware of the hold-up being organised by international profiteers at the expense of humanity.
Pierre Rabhi – Graines de Possibles, Regards Croisés sur l’Ecologie (avec Nicolas Hulot). Édition Livre de poche.