Seed Issues
Farming has become monoculture. Everywhere the same uniform and standardised seeds are sown. Most of the world’s once diverse crop varieties have been lost forever.
Corporate Control
Supermarket needs demand an industrial agriculture that destroys nature and makes unhealthy food. Now seed production is being taken over by chemical corporations.
Guerrilla Gardening
Guerrilla gardeners are out there now. Grafting, sowing and transforming
their city. This section covers smart methods for food production on a small scale.
Natural Farming
Farmers, ancient and modern, by working with nature have produced bountiful harvests without the depletion of soil and biodiversity caused by dominant forms of agriculture.

There are millions of plants, of which at least 30,000 edible.
We rely on no more than 30 to feed us.
Rice, wheat and maize provide 65% of the world's protein intake.

3 crops.
A market stall on Piazza Centrale, Siena, Italy

Diversity is what sustains life.
Without it plants cannot evolve and adapt to changing conditions. Predators, disease, change of climate
Laser controlled land leveler scrapes the surface of a field

Current industrial food production requires uniformity.
Fewer crops are being grown, with less varieties.
The FAO (United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation) estimates that 75% of agricultural crop diversity was lost during the 20th century.
Hopi woman winnows beans in Arizona

Today, 1.4 billion people rely on seed saving to continue farming, this has always been a matter of survival. The practice of selection by small scale farmers created a vast diversity of varieties.
A market stall on Piazza Centrale, Siena, Italy

However seed resources are shifting from communities into the hands of transnational corporations, who are buying, patenting, and investing heavily into biotechnology.
A market stall on Piazza Centrale, Siena, Italy

3 vast agro-chemical corporations, Monsanto, Dupont and Syngenta now control a quarter of the world's entire seed supply. The seed is used as a tool for control and profit.

Crop development in laboratories has been seperated from biodiversity preservation.

Agriculture is being commercially pressured into industrial agribusiness. Millions of acres of land around the world are planted to a monoculture of genetically uniform hybrids, designed for mass mechanisation and chemical management.