May 25, 2013
the late environmentalist, author, & philosopher
Interesting that the film did not address farmers in North America and Europe who are being terrorized and marginalized in the same manner. Seed cultures existed everywhere in the world. Ancient pagan Europe had many seed cultures as well. The film’s scope is too narrow and exclusive.
This film is quite short. There is another interview with the Canadian farmer Percy Schmeiser here http://www.edwardgoldsmith.org/900/spanner-in-the-works/ and a more general film about the takeover of our food by the GM giants here http://www.edwardgoldsmith.org/1300/human-guinea-pigs/
Perhaps this film focuses on Africa simply for examples of existing traditional farming that are under immediate threat. The lost European landraces and farming traditions are indeed a great tragedy, and a forewarning to traditional farmers in the rest of the world. Teddy Goldsmith speaks a bit more about the subject in this interview here http://www.edwardgoldsmith.org/548/new-lamps-for-old-interview-with-edward-goldsmith/
Brilliant documentary.Thanks for sharing it with us.
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