Monday, April 17, 2017

SEED: The Untold Story | Documentary About Importance of Seed Keeping | Independent Lens | PBS

SEED: The Untold Story | Documentary About Importance of Seed Keeping | Independent Lens | PBS

SEED

The Untold Story

SEED

About the Film

Worshiped and treasured since the dawn of humankind, few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. SEED: The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers intent on protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy.

In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. This once abundant seed diversity — painstakingly created by ancient farmers and gardeners over countless millennia — has been drastically winnowed down to a handful of mass-produced varieties. Under the spell of industrial "progress" and corporate profits, family farmsteads have given way to mechanized agribusinesses sowing genetically identical crops on a massive scale. But without seed diversity, crop diseases rise and empires fall. MORE



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