Local Seed and Food Security hui 16 June 2018, Oromāhoe The creation, use of and access to nutritious food necessary for dignified living is everyone’s inalienable human right. However, whānau and communities’ nutritious food security in Aotearoa (New Zealand) has been and is increasingly at risk from:
exploitative and polluting agricultural industry practices
economic globalization and corporate monopolization of food production
hybridized plants and genetically engineered organisms
an alarming decline in the nutritional value of cultivated crops
an abruptly changing climate
…and other factors.
To protect and defend our food security, whānau and communities in Te Tai Tokerau (Northland) must take urgent, active steps now to build our resilience and ability to produce our own quality food locally. And the journey of producing quality food begins with replenishing our seed stores with varieties of high integrity (i.e. of robust genetic stock), suited to local ecological conditions.
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