Actor Jeremy Irons narrates this landmark film by The Gaia Foundation and the African Biodiversity Network, in collaboration with MELCA Ethiopia, Navdanya International and GRAIN. In it, we learn how our world has gone from “a vast bedrock of diversity, created over thousands of years," to genetically modified seeds engineered to withstand pesticides refined with a few changes from explosives and nerve agents developed in past wars. In the words of the filmmakers: "The story of seed has become one of loss, control, dependence and debt. It’s been written by those who want to make vast profit from our food system, no matter what the true cost. It’s time to change the story."


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  • Steve Thompsen

    Very well done. Unfortunately the profit motive has become embedded in almost all human activities. I would like to think that through education like this film and through the efforts of individuals who can rise above seeking material gains, we can challenge the corporate culture and do what is right.

  • Sidonie

    If local and traditional agriculture feeds about 70% of the world population, it means diversity is the way, the solution to our current problems of soil empoverishment and destruction due to imposed industrial agriculture engineering methods... We have the power to change this for our own sake and the future of humanity at large. It is our moral duty, our responsibility.

  • michal naftali

    I am amazed at the enormity of this problem

  • J d e G

    Vandana Shiva is a visionary leader who is changing the world of Agriculture

  • Molly

    I feel so angry at the way corporate agriculture has deceived farmers and created a hunger culture. Kira s comments echo my own

  • Kiran

    It increased my awareness and understanding of seeds, farmers, evolutionary changes that have occurred, monopoly over seeds and the abuse of power, and how delicate and balanced one needs to be in using pesticides and genetic modification, and overall how we humans are sustained on this earth. Thank you

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  • Learn more about this film and watch the two other related films in the trilogy at Seeds of Freedom.
  • Read more about the work of the three collaborating organizations in the film: Navdanya International, MELCA Ethiopia, and GRAIN.
  • How does this conflict between the worlds of agriculture and big business, knowledge and control, truth and propaganda impact your own life? What can you do to help resolve it? Consider buying from organic and local farmers. 

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