This April, Bitter Seeds Comes to Public Television

Airing on public television throughout April, Bitter Seeds is an examination of the debate surrounding biotechnology and the future of farming.

Biotechnology is changing the way farming is done all over the world. Advocates believe the “New Green Revolution” is the only way to provide sufficient food for the world’s growing population while opponents raise environmental concerns and fear that GMOs drive small-scale farmers off the land. Bitter Seeds explores the controversy — from a village in India that uses genetically modified seeds to U.S. government agencies that promote them.

Directed by Micha Peled, the filmmaker behind China Blue and Store Wars: When Wal-Mart Comes to TownBitter Seeds premieres on public television this month (check local listings).

  • I saw Bitter Seeds at the Roxie cinema in San Francisco. It’s very moving and very current on issues of GMOs. Too bad PBS is not airing it nationally at the same time all over the country.