Sterile Field, Halle 14,
Leipzig, 2013

13_H14Food_086

Sterile Field was a presentation of the havoc placed on field ecology by RoundUp Ready crops. Most fields have numerous plants and species that share space with crops. Some life cycles, such as those dependent on milk weed, which grows in and around the fields, collapse because elements of the field food chain are so thoroughly eliminated by RoundUp Ready herbicide. CAE prepared an artifical plot of land with RR herbicide, and challenged people to try and grow something in the enriched soil. In spite of assorted attempts, the area remained dead.