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Running Time: 50 minutes
Paula Mason, John de Graaf
"The genetic diversity that is critical to the long-term survival of food crops is now at risk. It's one of the most critical environmental issues the world has ever faced."
- Former Vice President Al Gore
"I was very moved and inspired
by the production. It reveals a dangerous situation, a real but
largely hidden crisis that continues to go unnoticed by the vast
- Timothy Vos, Eco-Ag Program, Evergreen State College
-Aired nationally on PBS
Genetic Time Bomb is an excellent introduction to the little-known topic
of genetic diversity of food crops. As high-yield hybrids replace traditional food crops worldwide,
thousands of heirloom plant species have become extinct. Irreplaceable genetic material is being lost
that may one day be needed to ward off the effects of devastating pests, diseases, or droughts.
Featuring leading scientists and activists, Genetic
Time Bomb looks at historic changes in agriculture, the importance
of maintaining biodiversity, and the growing worldwide network
of "seed savers."