Submitted by The Friday Harbor Film Festival
The Friday Harbor Film Festival’s winter series of audience favorites presents “Seed: The Untold Story,” at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 18 at the San Juan Island Grange No. 966.
Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds — worshiped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. This documentary follows passionate seed keepers who are protecting a 12,000-year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94 seed varieties have disappeared. A cadre of 10 agrichemical companies, including Syngenta, Bayer, and Monsanto, controls over two-thirds of the global seed market, reaping unprecedented profits. Farmers and others battle to defend the future of our food.