Seeds of Profit
Trailer (Audio:: English, no subtitles)
131 minCash investigation - Multinationales : hold-up sur nos fruits et légumes (Intégrale)
TV Report (Audio:: French, no subtitles)
Sixty years of producing standardized fruit and vegetables and creating industrial hybrids have had a dramatic impact on their nutritional content. In the past 50 years, vegetables have lost 27% of their vitamin C and nearly half of their iron.
Take the tomato. Through multiple hybridizations, scientists are constantly producing redder, smoother, firmer fruit. But in the process, it has lost a quarter of its calcium and more than half of its vitamins. The seeds that produce the fruits and vegetables we consume are now the property of a handful of multinationals, like Bayer, and Dow-Dupont, who own them. These multinationals have their seeds produced predominantly in India, where workers are paid for just a handful of rupees while the company has a turnover of more than 2 billion euros. A globalized business where the seed sells for more than gold.
According to FAO, worldwide, 75% of the cultivated varieties have disappeared in the past 100 years. Loss of nutrients, privatization of life, We reveal the industrialists’ great monopoly over our fruit and veg.
|Production:||Paul Moreira, Luc Hermann, Premières Lignes, Premieres Lignes|
|Actors:||Donald Davis, Haim D. Rabinowitch, Yaron Giras, Jean-Luc Brault, Jean-Christophe Gouache, Ravi Raj, Davuluri Venkateswarlu, Olivier De Schutter, Ananda Guillet, Steven Charles|
|Our age recommendation:||13|
|Language (audio):||French, English|
|Country of origin:||France|
|Shooting Locations:||France, India, Belgium, Israel|
|Screening rights:||Javafilms ()|
Host a Screening