TRUST and FAITH will be the rarest resources in times to come.
The 16th century legend of Meerabai, the princess for whom poison turned into ‘amrit’ or elixir because she drank it with belief underlines the importance of trust and faith.
Today we don’t trust the food we eat. We don’t know what’s been injected or sprayed or if the tag of ‘organic’ is for real. Even if it is organic, we don’t know if our soil has chemical traces. Even if the soil is good, the genes of our seeds have been tampered with for decades by money-driven corporations that ignored side effects. This issue of trust with what we think and / or consume has become an internal epidemic, which doctors now call an ‘auto-immune’ disorder, the exact opposite of what happened to Meerabai.
It had been my dream to take organic to its root, going beyond the sprays and the soil and getting down to the seed. Today my non-genetically-modified seed bank totals more than 60 wild, native seeds - seeds that have never entered the premise of a lab before. The best part is that there is nobody to certify them as non-GMO (yet) and so it’s all down to trust. Every seed is an individual and needs to be planted annually to preserve. We are now in the process of documenting the journey of each seed: who found it or handed it down, in which forest or tribe or village and the characteristics that ensure why it so pure, potent and untampered by the human hand. #belief #trust #nongmo #wildseeds #wild