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Landwirtschaftliche Sektion am Goetheanum

Pierre Masson †

Pierre Masson had been deeply involved with the development and spread of biodynamic agriculture for many decades, with a special interest in the preparations.

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Demeter

The 1st International Conference on Biodynamic Research

Taking an inter- and trans-disciplinary approach, we aim to bring together both academic research and farmer’s expertise to explore and discuss issues in biodynamic food and farming systems.

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Co-creating the future with a holistic approach

Presently 180,000 hectares are Demeter certified in 54 countries. The positive consequences for the earth, for global climate and for the nutrition of mankind are significant and offer encouraging perspectives.

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Creating fertile soil - from nature to culture

The Section for Agriculture at the Goetheanum has published the report of the Agriculture Conference 2017 "Creating fertile soil - from nature to culture".

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SEED: The Untold Story World Premiere!

24th Annual Festival

Von: Taggart & Jon, and the SEED Team
SEED is a feature-length documentary following passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000-year old food legacy, executive produced by Marisa Tomei’s Seneca Falls Picture House, Marc Turtletaub (Little Miss Sunshine), and Phil Fairclough (Grizzly Man, Cave of Forgotten Dreams). SEED examines issues surrounding the loss of seed diversity, climate change, pesticides, GMO labeling, and the patenting and corporate takeover of seeds and food. *** We’re in the midst of a crisis of genetic diversity: we’ve lost over 94% of our vegetable seed varieties, leaving our food supply dangerously vulnerable to blight and famine. Chemical seed corporations only worsen this tenuous situation, blocking the genetic differentiation that keeps our crops healthy by patenting them. Thankfully, an inspiring ensemble of farmers, scientists, and seed savers works tirelessly to combine ancient stewardship with emerging science. SEED tells their story – and the larger history of human agriculture – with equal parts whimsy and rage. Directed and produced by Taggart Siegel and Jon Betz. Executive Producers: Marisa Tomei, Marc Turtletaub, Phil Fairclough. Cast: Vandana Shiva, Jane Goodall, Andrew Kimbrell, Jeffrey Smith, Raj Patel, Winona LaDuke. *Discussion with filmmakers Taggart Siegel and Jon Betz, featured seed savers from the film Will Bonsall, Bill McDorman, Center for Food Safety’s Debbie Barker and Seed Matter’s Matt Dillon follows the screening.

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