Seed World

Extras – Seeds of time

A new documentary has been released on a topic very near and dear to many

in the seed industry: seed banks. Seeds of Time addresses the importance of preserving the world’s genetic resources in the face of climate chaseeds-of-time-covernge and a growing global population.

A perfect storm is brewing as agriculture pioneer Cary Fowler races against time to protect the future of our food. Seed banks around the world are crumbling, crop failures are producing starvation and rioting, and the accelerating effects of climate change are affecting farmers globally. Communities of indigenous Peruvian farmers are already suffering those effects, as they try desperately to save over 1,500 varieties of native potato in their fields. But with little time to waste, both Fowler and the farmers embark on passionate and personal journeys that may save the one resource we cannot live without: our seeds.

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“Most of us take seeds for granted. The fate of humankind is resting on these genetic resources: seeds. So nothing could be more important.”

– Cary Fowler