GM Blue Tomatoes on the Way

January 26, 2014 · Filed Under Food and Drink · Comment 

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Since the BBC was so rude as to delete my comment on this article, I’ll include it here:

You have this story completely wrong.

The GM tomatoes from a snapdragon gene are BLUE not purple. Purple tomatoes, sometimes called black or brown, are like your picture. BLUE tomatoes are something different and new, and are … BLUE.

There are also a number of non-GM versions of the BLUE tomato. For example here:
http://www.tomwagnerseeds.com/index.php/tomato-collections/blue-tomatoes.html

I might add the picture in this article is probably also wrong.

There’s no reason to eat GM foods, if you want the nutritional value of blue tomatoes.  You do however have to grow them yourself, because they aren’t available commercially!

Vandana Shiva’s New Year Message

Diverseedy: Necessary to protect Human, Animal & Plant Health?

December 10, 2013 · Filed Under Diverseedy, EU Seed Legislation, Political, Seeds · Comment 

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Seed: The Untold Story

December 6, 2013 · Filed Under General · Comment 
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To survive on earth, we need air, water, soil, and seeds.
Coming Soon: SEED: The Untold Story.

 

Seed:The Untold Story - A Collective Eye Films Production
Directed by Taggart Siegel and Jon Betz
Executive Producer: Marisa Tomei

 

November 19, 2013
PORTLAND, OR

 

Seed is not just the source of life. It is the very foundation of our being. – Vandana Shiva

 

The third film in a trilogy that began with the award-winning films Real Dirt on Farmer John and Queen of the Sun, SEED: The Untold Story unearths the dramatic story of seeds and the global struggle to preserve them. “The very diversity in our seed stocks, of the plants we depend on to stave off hunger, are is as endangered as a Panda or a Golden Eagle, or a Polar Bear right now.” Says Gary Paul Nabhan, featured in the film.  SEED also  features well-known voices ranging from Jane Goodall, Vandana Shiva, Raj Patel and Winona LaDuke.

Marisa Tomei, Academy-Award winning actress and advocate for real food recently joined SEED as Executive Producer. “After seeing Queen of the Sun, I fell in love with the bees. When I heard that Taggart and Jon were making another film about seed, I called them, and said how can I help.”

 

SEED: The Untold Story, a feature-length documentary film, tells the harrowing and heartening story of humans’ 12,000-year relationship with seeds. As many irreplaceable seeds are nearing extinction, SEED unveils a David and Goliath battle for their future. The film follows an absorbing journey into “doomsday” seed vaults, the colorful dedication of seed savers, and the world of indigenous tribes, who strive to protect our sacred seed ancestry. SEED celebrates the mystery, power and essential nature of seeds. Entertaining and engaging, SEED will ignite the imagination of audiences, inspiring them to be part of a brave new movement dedicated to safeguarding our world’s sustainable future.

 

Through the filmmakers unique way of funding this film, largely through Kickstarter, they have been more public, building together a vast community around the film to start creating a dialogue. Says Jon Betz, who is directing the film with Taggart Siegel.
“The seed issue is changing every day, and from research to funding, our community and our audience has been a very key part of creating the story for SEED.”

 

SEED is on Kickstarter, Facebook, and Twitter.
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Diverseedy: Increase production to feed or ruin the world?

December 5, 2013 · Filed Under Diverseedy, EU Seed Legislation, Political, Seeds · 2 Comments 

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