The Untold Story

DVD - 2016
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Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds, worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. Seed: The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94 percent 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 heroes rekindle a lost connection to our most treasured resource and revive a culture connected to seeds.
Uniform Title: Seed (Motion picture)
Publisher: Portland, OR : Collective Eye Films, [2016]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 94 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Credits: Original music by Garth Stevenson, Benjy Wertheimer, and Gaea Omiza River ; edited by Taggart Siegel and Jon Betz ; director of photography, Taggart Siegel.
Performers: Featuring Vandana Shiva, Dr. Jane Goodall, Andrew Kimbrell, Winona LaDuke and Raj Patel.
Language Note: In English ; subtitles in French, Italian, and Spanish ; closed-captioned
Copyright Date: ©2016
UPC: 760680295454
Call Number: DVD 631.531 SEED


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JeffcoTeens Sep 10, 2018

In the last century, 94% of seed varieties have disappeared. Farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight a battle to defend the future of our food.

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Apr 17, 2018

a well done movie
informative and entertaining

Jan 22, 2018

Excellent movie, should be seen by everyone.

Dec 28, 2017

Good, but I didn't think it was the greatest. The best part was that it conveyed a crucially important message, and a warning to us all. Just imagine a world where the vast majority of our food came from a handful of genetic sources, all of them owned by huge corporations. I guess that's when it will be pretty much over for civilization as we know it. The truly scary thing is that we are already perilously close to this reality.

Weaknesses included:
-parts of it were little more than an anti-Monsanto rant.
-some of the contributors were a little more than over-the-top.

Oct 27, 2017

Monsanto and all government employees working with them should all go to jail!

Sep 25, 2017

Excellent! Every man woman and child should see the documentary. GMO's & pesticides are ruining our planet. Was shocked to see some places in Hawaii residents have to wear gas masks because of the contaminated soil blowing in the wind from test plots. School children are taken to hospitals when pesticide spray drifts to their schools. It's not right our government allowed Monsanto to patent their GMO seeds. Farmers are being sued by Monsanto when they try to use their own seed for replanting. Please watch bonus features and extra scenes,


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