Farmers Rain on Monsanto's Parade
'Milpa Mexico' events combine culture, art and science in defense of Native Corn
A crisis facing Mexican corn farmers emerged decades ago as corporate giant Monsanto pushed to get the country to use its GMO corn seed. As a result, a movement was spawned to prevent industrial agriculture from threatening the sustainability of thousands of years of farming tradition. In February, we visited Oaxaca to report on an […]
Milpa in Mexico: Defending a Way of Life
UniTierra Founder Gustavo Esteva on the Defense of the Corn
Defending the native corn is a matter of life or death. To say that we are a people of corn is not a pretty metaphor, but rather, it is the state of things. Our life is associated with corn, and not just as a source of food. It defines a way of life and an affirmation of our relationship with Mother Earth.