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Seeds of Time Film Screening and Panel Discussion
Monday, 22 April 2019, 5:30
Seeds of Time: Film Screening and Panel Discussion
Monday, April 22, 2019
Trayes Hall - Douglass Student Center
Event will start at 6 PM with Film Screening and Panel Discussion, with the reception afterwards.
5:30 PM Reception
6:30 PM Film Screening and Panel Discussion
Welcoming remarks by Ambassador Gustavo Meza Cuadra, Permanent Representative of Peru to the United Nations
About Seeds of Time
Seeds of Time examines the effects of climate change through a resource we cannot live without. A perfect storm is brewing as agriculture pioneer Cary Fowler races against time to protect the future of our food. Seed banks around the world are crumbling, crop failures are producing starvation and rioting, and the accelerating effects of climate change are affecting farmers globally. Communities of indigenous Peruvian farmers are already suffering those effects, as they try desperately to save over 1,500 varieties of native potato in their fields. But with little time to waste, both Fowler and the farmers embark on passionate and personal journeys that may save the one resource we cannot live without: our seeds.
"The urgency of expanding the world’s seed portfolio is made eminently clear."
The New York Times
|Cary Fowler, crop diversity pioneer who worked to build the world’s first global seed vault in Norway, as an insurance policy for the crop diversity of the world.|
|Sandy McLeod, Academy Award nominated independent filmmaker, and Director and Producer of Seeds of Time.|
|Thomas Orton, Professor and Agricultural Extension Specialist, Rutgers University, specializing in genetics and breeding of vegetable crops.|
|Lena Struwe, Professor and Director of the Chrysler Herbarium, Rutgers University, where she teaches evolution, botany, and plant systematics.|
Registration is strongly encouraged for all attendees but required for visitors to Rutgers.
Visitors to Rutgers who need parking must both register to attend and register their vehicle (a link to vehicle registration is available when you register to attend). Visitors may only park in Lot 70 or Douglass Parking Deck on Douglass Campus at Rutgers. Vehicle registration.
Directions and Map
This event is sponsored by the Permanent Mission of Peru to the United Nations; Rutgers Climate Institute; Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences; Rutgers Department of Plant Biology; Rutgers Global; Students for Environmental Awareness; Students for Environmental and Energy Development; and the Rutgers Undergraduate Food Science Club.
Location Trayes Hall, Douglass Student Center, 100 George Street, New Brunswick, NJ