Speech delivered by Kent Whealy regarding the theft of heirloom seeds, the results of many years of heirloom seed saving, now deposited into the Svalbard Seed vault and controlled now by the FAO.  This collection was the former Seed-savers Exchange. 

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Goldman and Fowler are being dishonest – to Seed Savers’ Members and in the avalanche of self-promotion from the Global Crop Diversity Trust, the entity that oversees Svalbard – by concealing the fact that being deposited in Svalbard places Seed Savers Members’ Seed Collection under the control of the United Nations’ FAO Treaty, which was specifically designed to facilitate access by corporate breeders.

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