Warning: Undefined variable $cookie_domain in /var/www/html/shared/start_verified_session.shared on line 308 Major Victories Against GMO & Mega Corporations in the Battle for Organic Farming ad-free A marketplace for speech. 82,617 Hours of Speech help 517,414 Transcriptions add title (free) 409 Sources add source €0.99 Spotlight Transcription New Search Search: Newsbud Title: Major Victories Against GMO & Mega Corporations in the Battle for Organic Farming Published: 2019-02-10 Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EA8J0BzmKGU 1/34In 2006, she said they introduced this law in Turkey, and they brought it to the public with beautiful adjectives that everybody would say, hey, this is not a bad law, because they used the word standardization. They said we want to standardize seed production, seed sales, seed everything in Turkey, so that it's a standardized. So we will have good quality stuff. Does that sound familiar? Standardized schooling2/34 system with common core? Whenever they say, and this is part of the one world order, new world order, when they say standardize something, run for your life. It's not a good word. That's how they come and screw you and screw me and screw the people. That's about the screwing standardization equals the screwing people. That's from me. you I'm standing in front of this interesting sign. I'm3/34 gonna read it in Turkish. Yeryal Tuhum, Uretim Bey, Takas Projesi, YT, Fetiye Cumhuriyet Kadumları Derni, Iki Bin Onich. It is the domestic seed production and exchange movement. Okay. And as part of Fetiye's social democrat ladies, and again, social democrat party is the strongest party on utter Turks principle. And it says 2013. I'm here with Dr. Nalan. She's a medical doctor retired from at great hospital here,4/34 the government hospital. And she has been leading this GMO-free domestic seed movement from production to exchange among the farmers. Okay. For seven years. And in 2013, she formalized it. First of all, Dr. Nalan corrected me. She said, the way the word feminist is used, fashionable, the more correct way of describing, we don't look at the gender because there are many men male in this group. And5/34 in Turkey, they don't buy into, you have to label it as feminist. And I'm so glad she corrected me. She said, she is for independent Turkey, based on principles of utter Turks, a strong Turkey that is independent and flourishing Turkey. That's the major principle that guides her life and her activism. Now, I ask her, what was the catalyst? What was the moment she decided she was6/34 going to dedicate her time and her energy to come up with this movement here in Petya? In 2006, she said, they introduced this law in Turkey and they brought it to the public with beautiful adjectives and they brought it to the public and they brought it to the public with beautiful adjectives that everybody would say, hey, this is not a bad law because they used the7/34 word standardization. They said, we want to standardize, seed production, seed sales, seed everything in Turkey so that it's a standardized, so we will have good quality stuff. Does that sound familiar? Standardized schooling system with common core? Right? Whenever they say, and this is part of the one world order, new world order, when they say, standardize something, run. Run for your life. It's not a good word.8/34 That's how they come and screw you and screw me and screw the people. That's about the schooling. Standardization equals the screwing people. That's from me. When they passed this law and she said she has been, Dr. Nalan has been researching and looking at all this GMO and the major mega corporations taking overseas, all over the world, places like the United States, one of the top places,9/34 Argentina, even in Italy, and seeing what happened to those nations, she was alarmed. She was alarmed to see that same movement was happening by these mega corporations, the big ones, and their lobby and their dollars, dollars, billions, trillions of dollars. That was going to take the independence away from Turkey, get rid of the small farmers, make the seed business and everything in farming starts with what?10/34 Starts with seeds. Without seeds, you don't have farming. Without farming, you don't have agricultural production. What she says is she got alarmed. She's like, I don't want Turkey end up like Argentina or end up in the United States. They're going to eliminate the little family farmers, independent farmers, and the entire agricultural stuff in Turkey owned by those mega corporations, international, multinational corporations. With that, in 2013,11/34 she formalized her movement, she gathered other like-minded people, male and female, we don't do gender bathing here, and they have been doing this non-stop here in Fetria. What is your group, Fetria? What is your group, Dr. Hanım? What are you doing? Are you doing the same group as other farmers? You're doing the networking? It's a matter of interest. A matter of interest. puts words on this12/34 employment. Now, this winter became a Japanese category and a range competition called ISIS, that is, where a groups is going to get rise, partners in the past year. People who do not expect dollars ут enough to get involved in this project, we must accept each other. I asked Dr. Nalan whether or not she and her group has been networking. Have they been networking with other groups13/34 in Turkey, in the region, Northern region, Southern Marmar region, etc. She said, yes, I said, are you using the internet to do this communication? Facebook, you know, emails. She said, no, we are doing it face to face, we are doing it person to person. Some of these places are 15, 20 hours away people, okay. We are not talking about distance of 20 minutes away. Why? Because14/34 they don't want to be maybe too technology dependent. We know what happens. We know what happens. They come and take away your account, whether it's Facebook accounts or your Twitter account. Low and behold, your email blows up and is no longer working. So their networking, this activist group in Fetier, with the rest of the activists in Turkey, is face to face, human touch, person to person,15/34 okay. Physically going there and working together, which is beautiful. I haven't heard of anything like this anywhere else in the West. So I have to say kudos to that. The second, the way they started this and the way they have been doing it is by educating the farmers. Initially, they basically were providing them with the seeds. These are domestic seeds. These are GMO free seeds. Here,16/34 these seeds are yours. Grow these because these are pure. These are not owned by megacorporations. Later, after two years, they decided that they needed to go further with that, meaning what? Meaning, not only providing them with the seeds, but supporting the production of GMO free, growing these agricultural produce all over the place, providing the market so they can sell what they grow. So not only providing17/34 the seeds, but helping them throughout all the steps of turning those seeds into actual agricultural produce, okay. And get those produced into the market, markets like this. This is being supported by Fetier-Beladiusi City, mayorship of Fetier. But also, they have Friday markets. We have farmers markets. It's part of our culture, which is beautiful. People like to get fresh produce. So from seed to production to the18/34 sales of this, number one reason, they don't want to see independent family farming, independent little guys, independent little farms to disappear. And before you know, you look around and guess what? All the apples are produced by Company X. All the corn is produced by Company Y. And all the blah, blah banana is produced by Company Z. This is what they have seen happening in places like19/34 United States, and this is what they are trying to prevent. This is what they are trying to prevent. So number one company, lobbying in Turkey to pass this F-D up law was Monsanto. Surprise. Somebody in the world is going to be surprised, and then there is Bayer, but we know that now they are married. Bayer has Monsanto. Siguenta. Siguenta is another mega corporation, big corporation that20/34 has been very active helping pass the law, lobbying for it and getting it passed. But guess what? So far in some ways they have been defeated. I was talking with a farmer there who was selling seeds. He was telling me about tomato seeds. I'm going to show that one more time here to you. And he said, for a while, all the seeds for tomato, we were21/34 told that we should only buy particular seeds mostly from Israel. And I said, in Turkey we have amazing tomatoes. I mean we have the tastiest. You should see the Turkish tomatoes. I have thrown you in the market. But if you come here in June or July or see my episodes this coming summer, you will see what I mean when I say tomatoes, Turkish tomatoes. And I22/34 said, why would we import tomato seeds, seedlings from Israel? And he couldn't explain, says, well, they give more tomatoes and healthier, bigger tomatoes. He were told, this is the law you got to buy your tomato seeds from these companies. You know, even the parts of the seed has the artis, domestic seed. They are all domestic. They have got any hybrid, which means it's not. Lime beans,23/34 awesome. So are these GMO-free, hormone-free? Not hormone food. They haven't got anything. They are all original and they are all... Roca. Arugula. Arugula seed. Well, you know, with all the things that are happening here, I see the movement starting for people. And I've heard a lot of Turkish farmers, Turkish people are becoming active on these issues and they are starting seed banking to preserve GMO or,24/34 you know, monstantos seeds, having Turkish seeds protected. They have... They are getting to see the value for it. Now, who owns the rights for these seeds? I think that's a heavey yet shocked when you ask them. Sure. They are... Who come... The seeds come from different countries. Like, for example, mostly our government, the farmers using Israeli seeds. But the seeds come from Israel. But they prefer25/34 you reveal to throw all the seeds in our country because they want to sell it very easily for the people, for the farmers. That's right. And hold on a second. I didn't know about... I didn't know about Israel seeds. I really didn't know. I mean, I know about monstantos and some of these western countries. For example, traumatic seeds come from Israel. I know that. We have26/34 seeds for our tomatoes here in Turkey. There was a Monday, Israel then. Why would you get seeds from Israel? For a while, Israel was selling the seeds for tomatoes in Turkey. But when you put in the earth, they're giving more fruit. That's fine. They say like that. But they doesn't believe like this. Is it because they use hormone and GMO? So it's genetically engineered tomato seeds.27/34 But Turkey now has decided that they are going to use domestic seeds. They are not importing seeds for most agricultural products. They are going by the way of no GMO, no genetic engineering, no hormones. And I like seeing this movement because this is very interesting. Is the government supporting? The government says, yeah, you should use the domestic seeds. But before it says, don't use the other28/34 country seeds. The government says like that. But before it says, don't you know the name? Not very. You should suck me. So the year they suck me, he will suck me. One day is coming and the government says to them, don't sell the other country seeds, sell it home, I mean the domestic seeds. And then after they come, the government says, don't sell the domestic seeds29/34 and sell the other country seeds. It's a classic Kafka example when you are talking about government bureaucracy. Ask him what does he prefer selling? That's the way to go. All the Turkish government is eager to hire a new company. Now, important question I'm going to ask Dr. Nalan is, do they feel fearful to do this? Are they scared? How many times have they been given the30/34 warnings? Have they been arrested? Are they in jail activists like this? I'm going to ask Dr. Nalan about the issue. I'm going to ask a few questions about the issue. I'm going to ask a few questions. I love hearing that because she said no, she has never been in jail. I asked Dr. Nalan whether she knows other activists in the seed, independence, domestic seed movement, not31/34 one. Have they had any warning? I asked. She said no. I said how about the farmers? Have they been threatened? Have they been threatened? You can't get away with doing that kind of crap to Turkish people because we are always, we've always been independent binders. So we don't put that much stock into very, very strong government that dictates you everything. You can't do this, you can't32/34 do that. We are Turkish people. In Turkey, we have been given the ability to engage in critical thinking, make up our own mind and live the way that is in line with our belief system in Turkey. So for those mega corporations to come and implement in Turkey, good luck. They're not going to be able to do that. And I said I love that spirit. And so33/34 far there has been no incidents and so far we have had the movement growing, gaining more and more momentum. And to me, that's victory. I mean, you don't have to get to some major declaration point to declare victory. This is victory. These farmers coming here selling their produce when they own their own seed, okay. When the seeds are Turkish seed, that's independence. That's victory. That is34/34 victory against mega corporations and the new world order. DEEP LINKED selected quote: Please confirm your sharing options: Share this transcription, and highlight this paragraph. Just share this transcription (no high-lighting). Sharing tools: oops! something sin't quite right :/ --> '; Your browser does not support the audio element.