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Screening of Bitter Seeds at Acterra, Palo Alto

Date:
Friday, October 19, 2012
Time:
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Screening
Organizer/Author:
Alanna Pinkerton
Location Details:
Acterra - Action for a Healthy Planet
3921 E Bayshore Rd
Palo Alto, CA 94303

Interested in learning more about GMOs and it's impact on local or global agriculture? Join us for our film screening followed by a post-film discussion.

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 U.S.-based Monsanto claim that their genetically modified 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.

This film is particularly relevant at the moment given the push to pass Proposition 37 - and label GMOs in our foods - this November. It is sponsored by Slow Money South Bay, Transition Silicon Valley and Acterra.

Free! Young people welcome, although be sure they are ok with the topic of suicides. For any questions, please email SFPeninsulaLabelGMOs [at] gmail.com.
Added to the calendar on Wed, Oct 17, 2012 7:27AM
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