Slow Food Youth Network South Africa ~
Currently our continental laws governing seed are being dissected in a series of meetings around the continent. There is a lot of legalese, a language most public members cannot speak or understand. Of course these laws are not REAL things, they are about policies, economies, frameworks. They do not physically prevent genes from adapting or a seed user from sowing seed. They do not prevent beans from producing pods or bees from pollinating flowers.
This is all about patents, intellectual property and quite frankly, about power and control. It is exclusionary, problematic and will be detrimental for our biodiversity.
Here is a brief overview: