|One of the farmers we met on the Gurung Heritage Trek in Nepal.|
I was particularly impressed at their outspokenness about GMO seeds and their rejection of them. "These seeds don't grow," said one farmer, waving a dismissive hand at packets in a pile nearby. She had saved seeds from plants the year before and planted them. Nothing grew. If the plants did grow, they did not bloom and set fruit. I had experienced this myself, but to see someone whose livelihood and survival depended on these seeds express disgust was more powerful than any article or movie could be.
Read more about my experience in this issue of Outdoor Japan's Traveller!