Greetings once again dear Global Giving Friends
These are Interesting Times indeed. On the one hand a Curse and on the other a Blessing.
Everywhere the Good is under attack by Efficiency, at the cost of Personal Ethics.
Personal Ethics in Big Business are seemingly almost entirely Dead and Buried, and the Stone in front of the Tomb is Very Large. The survival of Humanity and Nature, far too often, come a shocking second to short term Profit.
Yet even in Big Business, which these days (more and more) drives and even controls Big Academia, Big Science, Big Finance, Big Politics and also Big Media, there are often warm hearted Human Beings at work - Good People at every level, striving to help and serve others and the Planet. Because of these good people , many of us are priveleged to recieve generous support for our causes and social businesses.
So, Goodness (personal, freely chosen ethical behaviour,often against serious odds) thrives on, even and especially, in the Belly of the Dragon.
It is out of this Goodness that the attached French TV episode was filed and out of Goodness that the article in a mainstream African Business magazine was written. The French TV episode is entirely comprehensibe (watch it and see foryourself !!) even though it is in French- amazing. The African Business magazine article is written as objectively as possible by a young striving Amercian -James Wan - in an attempt to find the Good in all points of view. And its out of Goodness that a leading international Farming Matters magazine writes about how our work spreads -farmer to farmer- way beyond our immediate target area,
I wholeheartedly and without reserve oppose the agressive commercial application of GMO's (not the science!) but I respect James's attempt to present both sides "fairly". But I ask you, how fair is it that GMO's are being thrust down the throats of whole poplulations by very powerful super-corporations, who strenuously resist any form of labelling laws in the countries in which they operate? South Africa is one of those countries and millions of cash poor South Africans are right now forced to eat unlabelled GMO rich Maize Meal (maizemeal being their staple food) because there is now simply nothing else on the shelves.
Thats one reason why we are glad to recieve your continued help, dear Friends- our Family Micro-farming movement is spreading virally -farmer to farmer- and in the forseeable future people will again have a choice, since they will be growing low cost GMO free maize once again in abundance on their own micro-farms.
Our mission remians simple and clear: the unemployed and poor deserve to choose to eat top quality un-poisoned and unmodified food in abundance just like the rich can. Why must the poor be forced to eat low quality food because its all they can afford? Or no food at all?
Thank you for your good help once again. Keep it coming if you can. And thank you for all that you do in service to others , everywhere , by choosing to invest in causes of all kinds.
Global Giving Friends- you Rock!
With sincere and best regards