Films » Seeds of Freedom: Ethics in Agriculture | Moral Development | Scoop.it

"Seeds of Freedom 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.The film highlights the extent to which the industrial agricultural system, and genetically modified (GM) seeds in particular, has impacted on the enormous agro -biodiversity evolved by farmers and communities around the world, since the beginning of agriculture.

 

Seeds of Freedom seeks to challenge the mantra that large-scale, industrial agriculture is the only means by which we can feed the world."

 

What is self-sufficiency worth?  When did we buy into the lie that it is undignified to live without child-like dependence?  How does one benefit from Intellectual Property Rights or Patents?  Who benefits?  How can agriculture meet global food demands and enrich the livelihood of farmers rather than corporations?