Environmental activist Dr. Vandana Shiva is front and center in the latest episode of The Perennial Plate that filmaker Daniel Klein tweeted, “if you watch one of our films this year, this should be it.”

The web-based documentary series started out taking a look at sustainable eating across America, but the series has gone global. The latest “Two Options” episode deals with the problems Monsanto has created with farmers and seeds in India as well as the seed keeping solutions that Shiva and other women in India are creating.

It’s alarming at how quickly the corporate control of seed by companies like Monsanto has created devastation for the farmers. It’s also inspiring to see the people in India, particularly the women, who are taking matters into their own hands, saving seeds, and fighting against India’s possible toxic future. Their example can be followed by people in all countries to make sure that seeds stay free and available for all people.

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