Find Out More About The Movement to Preserve Seed Diversity
SEED: The Untold Story
SEED: The Untold Story is an award-winning documentary about the dramatic loss of seed diversity and the movement to restore the future of our food, from the creators of Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us? and The Real Dirt on Farmer John. SEED features Vandana Shiva, Dr. Jane Goodall, Andrew Kimbrell, and Winona Laduke. Visit SEEDtheMovie.com to find a screening near you!... Read More >
Global Seed Network Heros!
We thank the brave souls who nurture the seeds to make this dream come true.
We dedicate this site to the memory of ELIZABETH C. SCHWARTZ -
generous donor to our group and believer in our goals and missions.
Her bequest will support future generations by advancing our critical work protecting seeds, the environment and the food supply.... Read More >
Seed Saving is the Original Sharing Economy
Nationwide, people are collecting, preserving, and sharing seeds to protect the future of food and farming.... Read More >
We Are What We Eat: Humans’ Relationship With Seeds
Many of us take it for granted that much of our food comes from seeds. But did you know that 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared in the last century? This hour, we talk with the co-director of the documentary SEED: The Untold Story. We find out how we lost a wealth of seed diversity and we learn about seed savers who are working to bring that diversity back.... Read More >
To Save Rural Iowa, We Must End Monsanto’s Seed Monopoly
Monsanto, in the process of negotiating a proposed $66 billion dollar merger with Bayer AG, has been the single biggest lobbying client in the U.S. agricultural service and product industry for nearly a decade.... Read More >
Why is China buying the world’s seeds?
China is gobbling up major seed businesses to satisfy its growing appetite for food firms.... Read More >
Lawsuits against seed-corn companies shed light on rising use of labor contractors
Each year, seed-corn companies like Monsanto bring in thousands of laborers to produce hybrid seeds, according to a two-year investigation by the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting.... Read More >
Seed Saving as an Act of Resilience
In the face of climate change, a Montana seed library seeks to preserve our food heritage.... Read More >
Interview with Science Technology Today
The Global Seed Network was created by the Center for Food Safety to assure an independent and diverse seed supply. We interviewed Erin Austin about the Seed Network and its goals.... Read More >
New Sharing Website Links Farmers, Saves Seeds
If you're looking for heirloom Tuscarora Bread beans for your garden, Tom and Kris Fox from Jamestown, New York have the seeds. The couple trades them for other seeds of indigenous or local varieties they don't currently have. Don't want Tuscarora beans? No problem. Some 3,000 miles (4,828 kilometers) away In California, West County Sue (as she goes by on the site) wants to trade her heirloom tomato seeds that date back before 1890.... Read More >
Victory: Seed sharing platform disrupting dangerous companies who control more than 60% of the global seed supply
A new peer-to-peer seed sharing program could turn the agricultural world upside-down. In order to help preserve biodiversity and increase food security, some gardeners and small farmers are focusing on growing and saving seeds from heirloom plants and crops.... Read More >
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