"We are going to have to get biodiversity into
gardens and fields, and then eat it.
Biodiversity is not on the edge of
the field or just outside my garden." - Tim Lang
time immemorial to 1994
Corn or maize originated in southern Mexico where it was
domesticated from teosinte, a
Scientists at four
universities analyzed the
sequences of 774 genes in strains of teosinte and corn.
They found that
a small group of these genes were alike in all corn strains, but far more
varied in teosinte strains.
This implies that these genes, because they
shaped corn like traits, were bred for during domestication.
This genetic diversity,
directed over the course of
10,000 years by human genetic
manipulation, represents some of the most precious and
These landraces will survive only as long as the farmers who
Small Mexican farmers
who grow corn in southern Mexico are responsible for maintaining the genetic
diversity of the species.
1994 A river of cheap
American corn begins flooding into Mexico
after NAFTA takes effect.
US industrial farm corporations raise a small handful of genetically nearly
identical hybrids, Mexico's small farmers in the past grew hundreds of
different, open pollinated varieties,
commonly called landraces.
Endowment says this flood of subsidized
corn has washed away 1.3 million small farmers.
Unable to compete,
they left their land and
immigrated to the US to pick crops - former farmers have become
illegal alien day
1996 to 2004 Worldwide
genetically modified plantings
expanded to 167 million acres, a 40-fold increase on 25% of global arable land.
Over two-thirds of American farmland grows genetically modified plants
on more than 106 million acres.
has 34 million acres, and production is expanding in
Brazil, China, Canada,
Indonesia, Spain and
2006 Mexican Presidential election reveals that for every
maquiladora job forged (job forged by
NAFTA) there were four
jobs lost in the Mexican agricultural sector.
"If a company can control the research that appears
in the public domain,
they can reduce the potential negatives that can come out of any research." -
"Nearly all of the crops in the US Department of
Agriculture's database of approved genetically engineered varieties have been
modified for résistance to certain insects or to tolerate applications
of herbicides. None has been shown to increase intrinsic crop yields, nor do
any have traits for drought
tolerance. Biotechnologists are finding
drought tolerance to be a major
technical challenge. Meanwhile, traditional farming systems have
demonstrated their effectiveness in raising yields and improving drought
tolerance; they should receive the lion's share of attention as a route to
increasing food production."
- Doug Gurian-Sherman
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