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'SEED: The Untold Story' Celebrates the Mystery and Power of Seeds
SEED: The Untold Story is a feature-length documentary film that unearths the dramatic story of seeds and the global struggle to preserve them.
Many irreplaceable seeds are nearing extinction. SEED unveils a David-and-Goliath battle for the future of our seeds, which are at risk from industrial seed companies that control seeds through patents and genetic modification.
Directed by Taggart Siegel and Jon Betz, the film follows a cast of characters on a journey into so-called Doomsday seed vaults, the colorful world of seed-savers and the world of indigenous tribes who are protecting their seed ancestry. With its heartfelt testimony, SEED celebrates the mystery, power and essential nature of seeds.
SEED is still in production after a year of filming and is about 90 percent finished. The filmmakers are raising money through a Kickstarter campaign to complete production and post-production.
The documentary's executive producer is actress Marisa Tomei. She joined the project after seeing the directors' previous effort, Queen of the Sun.
Here's the film's trailer:
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'This Will Be the Biggest Loss of Clean Water Protection the Country Has Ever Seen': Trump Finalizes Clean Water Rule Replacement
Today, the Trump administration will finalize its replacement for the Obama-era Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule in a move that will strip protections from more than half of the nation's wetlands and allow landowners to dump pesticides into waterways, or build over wetlands, for the first time in decades.