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SEED: The Untold Story at NPR Public Library August 1

By Florida's Original NatureCoaster™ Posted on July 27, 2017

On Tues., Aug. 1 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Dell deChant, chair, Religious Studies Department, USF in Tampa, will present “SEED: The Untold Story” at the New Port Richey Public Library (5939 Main St.) in downtown New Port Richey.

“SEED: The Untold Story” is a multi-award winning film. Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. Worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind, in the last century 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared.

This film follows passionate seed keepers protecting a12,000 year-old food legacy. As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food.

In a harrowing and heartening story, these heroes rekindle a lost connection to our most treasured resource and revive a culture connected to seeds. SEED features Vandana Shiva, Dr. Jane Goodall, Andrew Kimbrell, Winona Laduke and Raj Patel.

SEED is executive produced by Academy Award Winning Actress Marisa Tomei, Marc Turtletaub (Little Miss Sunshine) and Phil Fairclough (Grizzly Man, Cave of Forgotten Dreams).

The presentation will begin with a 60-minute version of the film followed by discussion along with question and answers. Refreshments will be served and every one is welcome to attend at no charge.

In today’s world many people are waking up to the vital importance of food integrity and the need for heirloom seeds for our future.  The library’s “Big Ideas” series welcomes Dell deChant not only teaches at USF but is also a specialist in agrarianism and the ecology and he’ll lead the discussion about this timely film.  The library will also be celebrating the anniversary of its own seed exchange.

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