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World  (tags: PNG, Papua New Guinea, environment, foreign interests, environmental damage, illegal, agriculture, despair, hybrids, pesticides, synthetic fertilisers, traditional farming, food )

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Seeds Blong Yumi - a documentary that celebrates traditional food plants, stresses the importance of maintaining traditional farming practices, addresses the problems of globalised food based on hybrids that require pesticides and synthetic fertilisers


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Jenny Dooley (830)
Wednesday November 2, 2011, 10:15 pm
Seed Savers directors, Michel and Jude Fanton, shot the film in eleven countries of Europe, Asia and Oceania. It features Pacific islanders who face great challenges: replacing innumerable varieties of root staples with modern hybrids that require pesticides and chemical fertilisers; importing low-quality starch thereby risking losing their resilient food crops.

There are developed instructive motion graphics and a rich sound track, mostly indigenous music recorded on-location. Audio is English or Pacific Pigin. Subtitles are in English or French.

“Our Seeds” has been shown several times on national television in the two Samoas, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu and Solomon Islands. Excerpts have been shown in Japan, Serbia, Taiwan and Portugal.

Rose Becke (141)
Thursday November 3, 2011, 12:01 am

Emma S (239)
Thursday November 3, 2011, 3:39 am
Done it! Thanks for this, Jenny.

alicia m (97)
Thursday November 3, 2011, 9:59 pm
already signed, gracias

Yvonne F (181)
Friday November 4, 2011, 2:59 am
Done! Thanks for posting, Jenny. Where are we going in the world? What will we leave behind? Scary!

Damaris C (147)
Friday November 4, 2011, 11:05 am
Thanks Jenny!

Vivien Green (153)
Friday November 4, 2011, 12:42 pm
Noted and signed thank you Jenny.

Nancy Roussy (79)
Friday November 4, 2011, 3:16 pm
Signed, thank you!

Carl Nielsen (7)
Friday November 4, 2011, 3:45 pm
Who is forcing anyone to change their crops?

Who is preventing anyone from preserving whatever crop speciesd they desire?

Carol H (229)
Friday November 4, 2011, 4:53 pm
thanks Jenny, noted. very scary!!

Fran F (116)
Friday November 4, 2011, 6:04 pm
Watched the video preview, signed and commented on the petition against logging in PNG. "Please Help Stop an Environmental and Human Rights Disaster." Thank you, Jenny!

Jenny Dooley (830)
Friday November 4, 2011, 7:51 pm
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News: Our Seeds - a Video That Warns of the Threat Commercial Seeds Pose to Pacific Islander Food Security

Dominic Delarmente (33)
Friday November 4, 2011, 11:13 pm
Signed.Thank you Jenny

Saturday November 5, 2011, 12:32 am
Thank you, Jenny!

Past Member (0)
Saturday November 5, 2011, 8:56 am
Thanks., signed.
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