Episode 1 of Collusion: Seeds, technology, and power.
In this first full episode of Collusion, we explore how control of seeds affected societies past, present and future. We start by looking at the cinchona tree, and how the cure for malaria- first discovered by the Quechua people- played a key role in facilitating the role of colonialists around the world. Then, we discuss biopiracy and bioprospecting, and community responses, and finally, the role of big seed companies in "seed laws" and privatisation of seeds in poorer countries.
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