Seed Act

“SEED ACT aims to inspire social engagement – sensorial, aromatic, engaging and activating, the film will constitute an action in itself.
Informing about the current situation of traditional seed varieties, imminent threats – loss of biodiversity, state of the food system, legislation, …
Questioning the role of seeds in our society, the direction being pointed out, new seed laws and patents on life.
Activating – waking up ears and consciousnesses, show real and possible inspiring lives and stimulate the willingness to take action for free seeds.”

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Vandana Shiva: Traditional Knowledge, Biodiversity, Sustainability, and Seed Saving

“we learn from the seed renewal
we learn from the seed generosity
we learn from the seed multiplicity
we learn from the seed diversity”
Vandana Shiva”

Seeds the Buried Beginnings of Food – Semran Sethi

“The buried foundations of food and future-food are slowly disappearing. Environmental journalist Simran Sethi takes us beneath our plates to explore the erosion of what we grow and eat. Through an exploration of agricultural biodiversity, seed monocultures and consolidation, and the small-scale farmers who continue to grow much of the world’s food, Simran explains what we all can do to ensure the security and sovereignty of our seed and food.”

 

Ron Finley: Food Forest

“This film tells the story of a South Los Angeles edible garden planted in a surprising spot. Ron Finley, its planter, constructed the garden the way he wishes his neighborhood could be. And his vision of re-purposing unused open space, like that of many others working together on urban agriculture in our city, should inspire us all, and remind us of how, with a little creativity of vision, and willingness to get our hands dirty, we can remake spaces defined by asphalt and dead grass into productive places of beauty.”

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Four Steps To Keep Monsanto Out of Your Garden

Excellent article and interesting update at the end about letters from Monsanto supporting seed companies.  Education and activism works and is the only way to help keep our food seed supplies viable.  Please read (including the links) and share far and wide!

http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/the-four-steps-required-to-keep-monsanto-out-of-your-garden/

Seed Savers: Vandava Shiva and Female Farmers Stand Up to Monsanto

From Grist Magazine, “There’s been enough written about genetically modified organisms and Monsanto that it’s easy to lose touch with how they actually impact people’s lives. On a recent trip to India, Perennial Plate got a wake-up call from environmental activist Vandana Shiva. Here’s our conversation with Shiva on a seed-saving revolution, farmer suicides, and how female farmers are the future of India’s agriculture.”

http://grist.org/food/seed-savers-vandana-shiva-and-female-farmers-stand-up-to-monsanto/