Filmpje: Strijd om zaden in Colombia en Nederland
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Noticias interviewde de Colombiaanse activisten Cynthia Osario Torres, Alba Marleny Portillo Calvache en Albeiro Antonio Alvarado Catuche. In 2010 ondertekende Colombia namelijk een vrijhandelsverdrag met de Verenigde Staten. Als voorwaarde voor de implementatie werd in 2012 de ‘Internationale Conventie ter Bescherming van Nieuwe Plantenrassen’ (UPOV 91) erkend.

Docu: Frontiers of Life
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2012-frontiers-of-live-front-detail-250Frontiers of Life: Agribusiness and mega mining expansion in Northwestern Argentina

The conquest of the land that today is known as America, has meant centuries of exploitation and theft of natural resources in the name of “civilization and progress”, leading to the extermination of natural and cultural diversities. This process has continued till today. In Northwestern Argentina the expansion of soy and sugar cane monocultures and mega mining projects cause pollution, deforestation, death and conflicts over millions of hectares of land. Here, indiginous peoples and peasant communities resist the progress of destruction, in the frontiers of life.

 

“The simultaneous existence of all forms of life sustains the earth´s equilibrium”

“every people, every culture is the reflection of the world it lives in”