Occupy the Seed, also known as the Seed Freedom Fortnight of Action, began yesterday 2nd October. The campaign, symbolically set to begin on Mahatma Ghandi's birth date will continue through to October 16th. It seeks to improve awareness of the growing threat that patented seeds pose on both our crop diversity and personal freedoms, while also acting to improve our relationship with a universal food supply that humanity has grown to take for granted.
This film, co-produced by The Gaia Foundation and the African Biodiversity Network "charts the story of seed from its roots at the heart of traditional, diversity rich farming systems across the world, to being transformed into a powerful commodity, used to monopolise the global food system."
With the help of international experts such as Dr Vandana Shiva and Henk Hobbelink, Seeds of Freedom challenges "the mantra that large-scale, industrial agriculture is the only means by which we can feed the world, promoted by the pro-GM lobby. In tracking the story of seed it becomes clear how corporate agenda has driven the take over of seed in order to make vast profit and control of the food global system."
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Camera: Jason Taylor, Jess Phillimore and Damian Prestidge
Produced by Jess Phillimore
For more information on seed freedom, please read 'Occupy the Seed!' Vandana's Call for Seed Freedom + Free Seed Saving eBook, Brussels Re-Confirms its Stance on Seed Diversity and Permaculture a Viable Option as Pharmaceutical Companies struggle to 'Tackle' Chemical Resistant Weeds
Visit seedsoffreedom.info for more information and upcoming campaigns
Click this link for a comprehensive list of information and tips for getting involved during the Seed Freedom Fortnight of Action.
To sign the declaration and for more information, visit Seed Freedom's official website: www.seedfreedom.in