March 6th, 2013 at 7:00pm CST
Join IATP and the University of Minnesota's Institute for Global Studies for a showing of Bitter Seeds at the Bell Museum, Wednesday, March 6, starting at 7:00 p.m.
Bitter Seeds explores the future of how we grow things, weighing in on the worldwide debate over the changes created by industrial agriculture. Companies such as U.S.-based Monsanto claim that their genetically modified (GM) seeds offer the most effective solution to feeding the world's growing population, but on the ground, many small-scale farmers are losing their land. Nowhere is the situation more desperate than in India, where an epidemic of farmer suicides has claimed over a quarter million lives.. Every 30 minutes one farmer in India, deep in debt and unable to provide for his family, commits suicide.
Bitter Seeds is the final film in Micha X. Peled’s Globalization Trilogy, following Store Wars: When Wal-Mart Comes to Town and China Blue. Peled will speak following the showing.
Free and open to the public.
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