Program Description: The Hudson Area Library Nonfiction Book Group will read Who Really Feeds the World: The Failures of Agribusiness and the Promise of Agroecology by Vandana Shiva and view the documentary Seed: The Untold Story directed by Jon Betz and Taggart Siegel for this month’s meeting and discussion.
This month’s Non-Fiction Book Club meeting is part of the “Library of Local” pilot program.
Date/Time: Monday April 26, 2021 at 6pm via Zoom.
Register: Email Mark Orton, Library Board President and facilitator of the book group, at email@example.com or call 518-828-1792 x101 for Zoom link.
The Non-Fiction Book Group meets each month Mondays, 6-7:30pm on Zoom. The group is facilitated by library Board President, Mark Orton. For more information on the Non-Fiction Book Group, and to see previous book selections, visit their page.
About this month’s selections:
Debunking the notion that our current food crisis must be addressed through industrial agriculture and genetic modification, author and activist Vandana Shiva argues that those forces are in fact the ones responsible for the hunger problem in the first place. Who Really Feeds the World? is a powerful manifesto calling for agricultural justice and genuine sustainability, drawing upon Shiva’s thirty years of research and accomplishments in the field.
Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. Worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. SEED: The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food. In a harrowing and heartening story, these reluctant heroes rekindle a lost connection to our most treasured resource and revive a culture connected to seeds. SEED features Vandana Shiva, Dr. Jane Goodall, Andrew Kimbrell, Winona Laduke and Raj Patel.