Category Archives: Food Security

Seed heritage for sale

Najma Sadeque    November 19, 2014   The government is about to facilitate the handing over of our seed heritage to the foreign corporate world. In many agricultural countries, millions of farmers and peasants have been up in arms against their … Continue reading

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Seedy business

November 06, 2014 By  NAJMA SADEQUE   Throughout history, superpowers that outstayed their welcome eventually turned unscrupulous trying to hang on. The most recent one in the last century directly shaped and manipulated global institutions forcing most countries into submission. The … Continue reading

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Terminating the peasants

February 26, 2014 NAJMA SADEQUE Imagine maize, or corn, having cellular structures resembling those of humans, making them easier for scientists to manipulate. Much more disconcerting to discover however, was why scientists were tinkering with maize. Non-reproducing seeds apart, they … Continue reading

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A disastrous de-skilling

Killing the skills that feed the world and economies When you kill skills, you take away livelihoods; When you de-skill peasants, you take away survival Think before you eat!  December 11, 2013 NAJMA SADEQUE Wishing to help empower women while … Continue reading

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What most people get to eat

What most people get to eat : despite having a roof over their heads. December 04, 2013 NAJMA SADEQUE    Once upon a time in Pakistan, food was very cheap, especially the third-rate, chemically-grown, nutrient-poor wheat fed to American livestock … Continue reading

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Conquest by GM seed

by Najma Sadeque Is our future to be controlled by corporate government? After all, that’s what happened in Iraq. Once Iraq was bombed to rubble and taken over, what was USA’s first step? They were prepared well in advance for … Continue reading

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An unwanted boost

Why not all technologies are good for you … such as the genetically modified.  by Najma Sadeque Every few years, rumblings are heard about Monsanto representatives lurking in the capital over genetically modified (GM) seed prospects. Recently, grumblings preceded the … Continue reading

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