This seed bank could be the answer to our looming food crisis. That may seem like a lofty claim, but check out this video to learn how a world’s worth of seeds are stored safely away in the Arctic snow at a Norway seed bank.
Bill Moyers interviews physicist, ecologist, and social justice advocate Vandana Shiva on a recent episode of Moyers & Company. The half-hour talk delves into the intrinsic problems with GMO agriculture in terms of world hunger, compromised democracy and environmental degradation.
“Seed is the source of life… Seed is the first link in the food chain, and therefore when you control seed you control food.” Dr. Vandana Shiva speaks eloquently about the problems inherent in biotechnology-based corporate agriculture, and passionately argues for a food system overhaul driven by consumer action. Share this preview with everyone you know who eats food! Then catch the full interview this weekend on Moyers & Company.
Vandana Shiva took the World Bank to task for discouraging sustainable agriculture, calling them one of the causes of the third world food crisis.