Patents and Seed: A Short Review of Seeds of Freedom

argylesock says… This film looks interesting, doesn’t it? You can scroll down for links to it and to a trailer about it. So far, I’ve only watched the trailer.

Global Food Politics

The film Seeds of Freedom is a short documentary examining the impact of changing conceptions of seed from traditional farming systems through industrialization and genetic modification. Coming in at just 30 minutes, the film offers a powerful critique of industrial agriculture and its control over the seed. It also boasts an all-star cast, incorporating interviews from traditional farmers in Africa, Asia, and Latin America as well as international experts like Vandana Shiva of Navdanya, Henk Hobbelink of GRAIN, Zac Goldsmith (Conservative MP, Britain), Canadian farmer Percy Scmeiser, Kumi Naidoo of Greenpeace, Gathuru Mburu of the African Biodiversity Network, Liz Hoskin of the Gaia Foundation, and Caroline Lucas (Green MP, Britain).

The strength of the film really centers on its exploration of the impact of the transition from an emphasis son seed sharing and the local exchange of seed knowledge to a system of private control…

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About argylesock

I wrote a PhD about veterinary parasitology so that's the starting point for this blog. But I'm now branching out into other areas of biology and into popular science writing. I'll write here about science that happens in landscapes, particularly farmland, and about science involving interspecific interactions. Datasets and statistics get my attention. Exactly where this blog will lead? That's a journey that I'm on and I hope you'll come with me.
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One Response to Patents and Seed: A Short Review of Seeds of Freedom

  1. Eqfe says:

    Awesome video.

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