Every spring, whether intentionally planted or by volunteer, the humble seed, bathed in water and nestled by soil, cracks in the sunlight to reveal the gift of life. From that seed-burst into plant life, countless others are nourished. For humans, the seed represents a 12,000 year food legacy, that sadly, most take for granted. As one of the most critical issues of our time, the seed industry is NOT so simple, and the loss of seed diversity affects us all. This tiny package has a story, a story that is critical to every being on the planet who eats food.
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.
From the award winning Collective Eye Films, comes the movie SEED: The Untold Story. The newly renovated Dairy Arts Center is hosting this environmental documentary, November 30 through December 3. Boulder friends, please don’t miss this film featuring Dr. Jane Goodall, Vandana Shiva, Winona LaDuke, and Andrew Kimbrell. Order tickets here.