The following is an edited excerpt.
Anthropologist Reem Saad warns of the increasing challenges to Egypt’s food sovereignty due to the expanded use of imported seeds.
“We seem to be talking a lot about food security without really paying enough attention to the crucial factor of food sovereignty, which is an even more crucial matter,” said Saad, a professor of anthropology.
In response to optimism due to the increase in Egypt’s harvest of wheat, Saad warned that what counts is whether we are talking about a harvest produced mostly from local seeds or one that has come about as a result of imported seeds.
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