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One Planet: Who controls our seeds?

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  On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll have a conversation with investigative journalist Mark Schapiro about his new book, Seeds of Resistance: The Fight to Save Our Food Supply. More than half of all commercially-traded seeds have fallen under the control of just three multinational agrochemical companies.

Schapiro takes us to the frontlines of the struggle for seed sovereignty in the face of unprecedented climate volatility and the consolidation of seed companies. How can we protect our food supply?

 

Guest:

Mark Schapiro, award winning investigative journalist specializing in the environment, and author of Seeds of Resistance: The Fight to Save Our Food Supply

 
Web Resources:

Salon: Seed diversity is disappearing — and 3 chemical companies own more than half

Yale Environment 360: How Seeds from War-Torn Syria Could Help Save American Wheat

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.