Encouraging as we think of global food security.
Ira Wallace and other small organic farmers have banded together to challenge an mighty agricultural giant, arguing that Monsanto’s patented transgenic seeds do not benefit society. […] for Ira the lawsuit represents a project with wider impact. “You want to think globally and act locally,” Ira told me in June, “and this is a way to direct my local work and link it with something that might have a larger impact. It seems more urgent to put support behind it now.” As she continues her work with the lawsuit against Monsanto, Ira said that she sees a similarity between environmental work and feminism. “You have small farmers against these huge, monolithic, well-funded entities…who don’t exactly have an interest in the playing field being leveled,” she said. “Farmers are trying to bring to the public awareness of the injustice in a system that operates for the interest of those who have money and power.”