Sunday, 23 March 2008

Seedsavers - Kokopelli's work at risk

The French seedsaver organisation Kokopelli, based at Alès, is dedicated to preserving biodiversity in seed varieties and to helping sustainable agriculture in developing countries. They've lost a case against a commercial seed producer with the result that they will have to pay a huge fine based on the number of varieties which they stock. Anyone who appreciates the value of traditional varieties of plants and can see the benefit of biodiversity and preserving the ecosystem from destruction by big business, as far as we can at this late stage, should support Kokopelli. To sign their petition 'Libérons les semences' [Free the seeds] go to http://www.univers-nature.com/signez/?code=cat

The English-language website about their work is:

http://www.kokopelli-seed-foundation.com

4 comments:

Kate said...

All signed. Thanks for this opportunity to help.

chaiselongue said...

Thanks, Kate!

Will said...

Yep, I have signed! All the best.

BeckyAndTheBeanstock said...

I live in the US so I doubt that my signature is valid, but I signed anyway...