Patented GMO Seeds a Major threat to Food Sovereignty

Patented GMO seeds, which are being pushed by The Gates Foundation’s AGRA subsidiary, are a major assault on Africa’s seed sovereignty. They run against notions of sustainability since farmers are required to to buy them every year, and  they lead to a loss of genetic diversity because these seed systems are used in monocultures. In addition, the patenting of seeds means huge profits for Monsanto and other US biotechnology corporations as well as signifying a threat to agricultural democracy and food sovereignty.

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