“An organic farmer is the best peacemaker today, because there is more violence, more death, more destruction, more wars, through a violent industrial agricultural system. And to shift away from that into an agriculture of peace is what organic farming is doing”
- Vandana Shiva
Seed: The Untold Story follows seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year tradition of saving seeds from one season to the next. Throughout the film, we learn about the threats to our seed varieties, the industrial agribusiness' power over small scale farmers and how seeds are being patented by corporations which bans others from using those seeds. Seed tells a story of contradictions between for-profit agribusiness and small scale local farmers fighting for their rights to save seeds from plants they have grown on their fields.
Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. Worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind, these subtle flecks of life are the source of all existence. They feed us, clothe us, and provide the raw materials for our everyday lives. In a very real sense, they are life itself.
Yet in our modern world, these precious gifts of nature are in grave danger. In less than a century of industrial agriculture, our once abundant seed diversity has been drastically been reduced to a handful of mass-produced varieties. Under the influence of industrial “progress”, our family farmsteads have given way to mechanized agribusinesses sowing genetically identical crops on a monstrous scale.
In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties has disappeared.
For more information, visit the movie's website: https://www.seedthemovie.com/
Why We Love It:
SEED: The Untold Story lifts the veil of what happens behind the scene of food production and pays tribute to passionates around the globe who put their heart, soul and sometimes lives on the line for protecting the incredible treasure our global seeds are.
We say OUR seeds, because we believe that seeds belong to humanity and should not be subject for patents or other kinds of private ownership. In our own garden farm, One World Center is making efforts to contribute to seed preservation.
We recommend this positive and informative film to EVERYONE. We all need to do our part to protect our seeds as part of a global community.