In a bid to cope with the prevailing low commodity price environment, agricultural companies are looking for cost synergy opportunities and enhanced operational scale through consolidations. – See more at: http://www.zacks.com/stock/news/197191/dupont-syngenta-amp-dow-chemical-planning-major-deal#sthash.xORTj2NS.dpuf
The 2015 Planet In Focus film festival’s Canadian Eco-Hero of the year, Millan will be joining an esteemed list of past winners such as David Suzuki and Col. Chris Hadfield. This year’s International Eco-Hero will be University of Punjab physicist Vandana Shiva, an honour she’ll share with former winners like actor Robert Redford and wildlife illustrator Robert Bateman. – See more at: http://www.samaritanmag.com/musicians/stars-amy-millan-gets-award-seed-saving-campaign-featuring-feist-sam-roberts#sthash.c6WBbw8b.dpuf
48 solid references so far in ‘The Seed Savers’s Network’ wikipedia home page.
On a more local note: Byron Hinterland Seed Savers’ Rasa Dover and Paul Crebar, are organising a seed exchange on 25th July at Seed Savers’ Network, Old Bangalow Road, Byron after our return. Please see their Fb page. Jude and Michel will give a talk about Okinawa and their June Seed Solidarity Tour in Japan, Taiwan, and Malaysia.
On June 19, in Tokyo, anti-US base Okinawan Governor Takeshi Onaga will meet with US Ambassador Kennedy for the first time.
The Governor will convey to the ambassador the will of the majority of Okinawan people, which is to refuse construction of a US base at Henoko Bay, where the governments of Japan and the United States plan to move US Marine Corps Air Station Futenma from Ginowan. Onaga will ask the ambassador to review the relocation plan.
(English version translated and edited by T&CT and Jane Close)
Most islanders, scarred by a devastating military attack by the US during World War II, are critical of their government which hosts tens of thousands of US troops and US military facilities occupying about 18 percent of the island’s area.
Seedsavers as a movement has expanded in Japan beyond belief in the last 12 years. Today the quest for clean food in Japan is linked to varietal diversity. old varieties of fruit and vegetables are a sine quanon of quality. Many organisation are supporting the ideas of local varieties for japanese health food.
Former interns Masami san, Masako san and Taiji san join in a meeting of seedsavers friends in Mie Prefecture near Ise shrine for food, seed, shelter and clothing.
photo available on facebook page of the seed savers network.