One Man, One Cow, One Planet
"When corporations dictate what farmers must grow, they're controlling what all of us eat. The outcome of the battle for agricultural control of India may dictate the future of the earth." Peter Coyote narrates this fascinating documentary of organic farming in India, contrasting it with Monsanto's earth-destroying genetically-modified seeds. [98:38]
It discusses what Monsanto and its GMO seeds have done to the farmers and land. Estimates that as many as 150,000 farmers have committed suicide for losing the ability to support themselves and their families. Agribusiness is shown for what it is—rapacious and utterly uncaring about the destruction left in its wake.
Ultimately, though, this film is about hope—not hope beyond hope, but a real way forward.
This movie is a brilliant mix of science and spirit. Imagine a hard-pack soil transformed into a lush springy rich loam. This is the hope of a land destroyed by the so-called "green revolution" of the 1960s that utilized oil-based methods. Biodynamic farming takes organic a step farther. It brings life to soil, farmers, the earth—and eaters.
There's a revolution happening in India. It's called biodynamic farming—and it just might save the world.