Time: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Join the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy and the University of Minnesota's Institute for Global Studies along with The Institute for Advanced Study, the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture (MISA), and the Bell Museum of Natural History for a showing of Bitter Seeds in the Bell Museum Auditorium, Wednesday, March 6, beginning at 7:00 PM.
Bitter Seeds explores the future of how we grow things, weighing in on the worldwide debate over the changes created by industrial agriculture. Companies like the U.S.-based Monsanto claim that their genetically modified (GM) seeds offer the most effective solution to feeding the world’s growing population, but on the ground, many small-scale farmers are losing their land. Nowhere is the situation more desperate than in India, where an epidemic of farmer suicides has claimed over a quarter million lives. Every 30 minutes one farmer in India, deep in debt and unable to provide for his family, commits suicide.
Bitter Seeds is the final film in Micha X. Peled’s Globalization Trilogy, following Store Wars: When Wal-Mart Comes to Town and China Blue. For more information, please visit the Teddy Bear Films website. You can also view the Bitter Seeds trailer here.
Peled will speak following the showing.
Free and open to the public.
To request disability accommodations, please contact the Institute for Global Studies at 612-624-9007.