By Sandy Swegel
Seeds are the New Hollywood Celebrities
The importance of seeds to life on Earth is growing in our consciousness. Have you noticed there are a number of new movies and other media about seeds? “Seeds” and “Sustainable Farming” are definitely “IN.” Many films are now available online for free and others are being screened in local communities.
Here are a few that I know about.
“Seeds of Time” 2013
SEEDS OF TIME follows agriculture pioneer Cary Fowler’s global journey to save the eroding foundation of our food supply in a new era of climate change. The reviews rave about great nature photography.
“Open Sesame” 2013
This film tells the story of seeds by following the challenges and triumphs of some of their most tireless stewards and advocates.
“Bitter Seeds” 2011
These are sad stories about farmers in India
“Harvest of Fear”
A Nova, Frontline PBC special about the GMO debates.
“The Vanishing Seeds Film Project.”
about seeds and deforestation in Africa.
Here are a few of the TV Programs:
“Farm Kings” about farmers in Pittsburg
A Reality TV program “The Farm” is popular in Europe.
And the newest show, Chipotle has sponsored
“Farmed and Dangerous” on Hulu