there is a lot talk about financial crisis. One country with a galactic mountain of debts of some 16 trillion; heh that's far more then the entire Euro-zone!! Anyway who cares, posh the world is going to cross the river Styx. So why bother about the real heroes, those who are going to do their jobs from 9-6 for low wages, which are not even close to those for whom they are building these impressive yachts...
I'm neither a fundamental nor romantic "Eco pharisee" and this here today is rather an emotional and private blog born out of a surprise over shier stupidity of more careless contemporary individuals. And also in gratitude for the farmers that tolerate when we are using their paths and private alley way in their fields.
If you walk through the painting collection of a great museum like the Louvre in Paris, heading from the twentieth century into the past, one thing you will realize very quick: animals and birds, forest and shores, appear ever more frequently on canvas. This, no doubt, reflects how much closer to nature we all once were.
Approximately 2 years ago, I had spotted a fire near a large forest. The flames were already several meters high. The cause of the fire was illegal littler. It took the fire brigade some time to arrive. It took the volunteer fire men quite a while to get the fire under control and then they still had to do monitor most of the night.
Actually, since this incident, for every person here it should have been clear that illegal disposal of household waste does not only is putts nature at risk, but also can destroy completely the ecological balance. A little bottle, a piece of glass or car battery can cause a fire during the hot summers. The worst is when cans are thrown away, half-full containing unknown liquid. Such crime can cause near a river can cause the ground waters to be poisoned. So disposing your rubbish is by far not a trivial matter.
What annoys me most is the arrogance of people who dump their rubbish and put all the cleaning works simply on to the farmer. When you see the photographs of garbage you don't need much fantasy to imagine that a farmer spends a whole day just to clean up other peoples rubbish on his own land. If this stupid habit continues understandably this will lead to the consequence that the farmers simply will have take the decision to block their paths for public use because they do not want to clear away the rubbish of others from their very own property.
For photos of Illegal Disposal of Household Waste click here
It's almost like David vs. Goliath: The small town of Ales, department Gard, in the South of France is home to the seed bank "Kokopelli" . The story is about the question of "Who Owns Nature?" So, this is a bit longer post today. Sorry for making such fuss..., but its such fun for me when no editorial "political correctness" is demanded writing about such topic which is concerning all of us.
Everyone knows these days seed is a thousand-year-old "open source", a common good. Untreated, organic seed is a cultural property of mankind. Its not the property of a multinational chemistry-industry. Each plant has a gene-pool which enables her to adapt to her specific environment. There were never patent right procedures involved to secure markets or to protect shareholders!
At Kokopelli a small team of dedicated people is trying to preserve a good that belongs to all of us and not to a few globally operating for-profit GM firms. It is common knowledge how chemical and pharmaceutical giants with an appalling record of corporate crimes (Bayer, Monsanto) became key players in the development,commercialization and sale of GM crops. This general knowledge, however, in practice does not count very much with politically responsible and courts.
Courts have put fines on Kokopelli for marketing organic seeds while governments support under the mask of "research" those GM monsters which will then in the future decide who has food and who not, who is staying healthy and gets medicines as the very same companies are also pharmaceutical monopolists. It is the perfect way for a world-wide peace as there will be no need to fight wars anymore, not even with drones....
So, what is really so heretical to ask for seeds being a cultural heritage? Farmers, gardeners and growers have been creating thousands of wild seed variations of wheat, corn, rice, tomatoes, potatoes, pepper, etc for 10, if not 15 thousand years! Seeds have been a heritage from generation to generation. Why? Because plants are adapting evolutionary to their habitat without microbiological or chemical intervention. They did this over millenniums without agricultural experts and chemists. They where doing this also without Chambers of Agriculture and other administrative Hocus Pocus. Most of today's diseases and famines are man-made due to inbreeding.
The surprisingly unlimited growths of food supply is a fairytale. This wishful-thing had changed dramatically in 2007-08 hand in hand with the economical meltdown as mass media did not get tiered to tell the story about the need to perverse a chaotic financial system which is breeding immanently its own dead. The help for financial "institutions" like Goldman Sachs et al left us, the ordinary tax payer, collateralized with debt obligations for generations to come, - let alone the fact that this governmental "help" lettet the culprits from the leash to continue unhindered its multi-billion-dollar movements without any control. These cuttings are affecting us all today. Only these massive government bailouts in western Europe and the US prevented a collapse, - now just imagine this tax-payers money would have been used to feed people in need. Or you may prefer to buy only "ready-made-food", created by "taste-designers" and chemical firms.
The only way out of the upcoming food crisis are NOT GM seeds, but organic seed, as they are a sustainable source. Our seas suffer over-fishing and at some point in the very near future they will collapse unrecoverable. We feed cows with bone meal from sheep, the results are known, we fish the shores of distant countries and complain about hostage taking. Global food companies are buying from corrupt rulers in Africa land that was, in the absence of land Registry authorities, stolen from people, making those then to an "lumpenproletariat" before they opt for their last resort the migration where human traffickers steal every last cent from them.
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