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Re: [fukuoka_farming] Real world realities

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  • William Stocker
    ... From: Connie Kuramoto To: Sent: Friday, November 19, 2004 12:10 PM Subject: RE: [fukuoka_farming]
    Message 1 of 6 , Nov 20, 2004
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      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Connie Kuramoto" <kuramoto@...>
      To: <fukuoka_farming@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Friday, November 19, 2004 12:10 PM
      Subject: RE: [fukuoka_farming] Real world realities


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      > Hear, hear, it is very important for farmers to be political, Fukuoka or
      otherwise!!!
      > Connie Kuramoto
      > Malaspina University College
      > Horticulture Technician Program
      > Nanaimo British Columbia, Canada
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      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: anjclem [mailto:anjclem@...]
      > Sent: Friday, November 19, 2004 11:49 AM
      > To: fukuoka_farming@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: [fukuoka_farming] Real world realities
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      > I can understand the group members who do not want to
      > discuss politice/economics on this board.
      > But that doesn't remove the real world fact that
      > corporate/governmental practices can and do threaten the ability
      > of individuals to farm.
      > It is now almost impossible for an Iraqi farmer to save his seed
      > and plant his traditional crops because the interim government
      > has ruled that all seed must be licensed, a process the poor can
      > not afford.
      > Corporate take over of seed production is already rampant in this
      > country. Genetically modified seed is the norm rather than the
      > exception.
      > This is an issue that effects all of us who wish to grow safe,
      > healthy food. While it is not something that I wish to dwell upon it
      > is something that we need to be aware of and work against.
      > It will do us no good to do the best we can with Fukuoka's
      > methods if, in the end, our plants glow in the dark. Jim
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