This beautiful short film by Jason Taylor from the Source Project talks about the importance of saving seeds. Filmed in India, this kind of foresight and care for our plants and production food needs to be entrenched in our Australian way of life.
Natabar continues to find, save and share his indigenous rice seed with local farmers. To date he has managed to re-introduce over 350 varieties.
But it’s not just about the indigenous rice seed of India or about the survival of a sustainable agriculture system with the knowledge of over ten thousand years.
It’s about a global phenomenon taking place where a non-sustainable system systematically destroys a sustainable one, where short term profit has the power to overwhelm common sense and the consciousness of many millions, where progress is not progress but the wanton destruction of an eco-system and environment we will never be able to replace.
Natabar Sarangi is just one of a growing number of farmers throughout the world who realise that if we do not begin to repair the damage taking place to our agricultural systems and our environment, we will lose not just our cultural identity but our fundamental right to a truly sustainable system of food security.
Assistant editor/producer Chintan Gohil chintangohil.com
For more information on the Indian agricultural crisis devinder-sharma.blogspot.com