For 12,000 years man has been nurturing and cultivating seeds to form the backbone of civilization. Now, 94% of our seed varieties have been lost and many more are nearing extinction.
To explore this story, Taggart Siegel and Jon Betz, whose previous films are Queen of the Sun and the Real Dirt on Farmer John, are making a new documentary: Seed, a David and Goliath battle for the future of our seeds that examines how five chemical corporations have taken control of seeds through patents, copyrights and genetic modification. They’ve launched a Kickstarter campaign and need to raise $50,000 by January 26, 2013.
Watch their video below, then go to their Kickstarter page and help out — your support will be tax-deductible.