Re-purposing the master's tools: the open source seed initiative and the struggle for seed sovereignty

@article{Kloppenburg2014RepurposingTM,
  title={Re-purposing the master's tools: the open source seed initiative and the struggle for seed sovereignty},
  author={Jack Ralph Kloppenburg},
  journal={Journal of Peasant Studies},
  year={2014},
  volume={41},
  pages={1225 - 1246}
}
‘Food sovereignty’ must necessarily encompass ‘seed sovereignty’. Corporate appropriation of plant genetic resources, development of transgenic crops and the global imposition of intellectual property rights are now widely recognized as serious constraints on the free exchange of seeds and the development of new cultivars by farmers, public breeders and small seed companies. In response, an Open Source Seed Initiative (OSSI) has been launched in the United States to apply legal mechanisms drawn… 

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