This intensely visual film encompasses the story of seeds from the time of recorded history with a fast forward to modern times and multinational agrochemical-biotech companies. To completely understand the peril to human survival if control of food production is forfeited to a handful of global corporations, you must watch this film. Use the code IRTSEED for 10% off when you rent or purchase the film at seedthemovie.com; 25% of the proceeds will be donated to the Institute for Responsible Technology. Highly recommended for educators and study groups. Ages 14 and up.
Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. Worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. SEED: The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food. In a harrowing and heartening story, these reluctant heroes rekindle a lost connection to our most treasured resource and revive a culture connected to seeds.
“The seed companies, the chemical companies, especially Monsanto, use every means of control to manipulate our government and other governments. They pour huge amounts of money into political campaigns. They pour huge amounts of money into lobbying. They have many of their own people embedded in the key decision-making roles in the US government.” ~Jeffrey Smith
“When I first heard about the idea of patenting a seed or any kind of plant, I was absolutely horrified. And I thought surely that will never be allowed. You can’t own nature.” ~Jane Goodall
“90% of the seed that we use to grow our food is owned by chemical companies, by pesticide and pharmaceutical companies. ” ~Tyrone Hayes, Professor of Integrated Biology
“Every genetically engineered seed is a bundle of bacteria, toxins, viral promoters. As we remove the barriers between species, mixing these genes and viruses, the threshold also gets broken for the spread of new infectious diseases.” ~Vandana Shiva
Watch the trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7fjRZQJXmc