Sowing the seeds of deception.
Claiming a patent on life.

Seeds, by Annabel Soutar and directed by Chris Abraham, is a gripping, modern day David-versus-Goliath docudrama. The play chronicles the epic legal showdown between Saskatchewan farmer Percy Schmeiser and Monsanto. The agrochemical firm accused Schmeiser of illegally growing its patented, genetically engineered canola seeds on his farm, while he claimed they were blown in with the wind. Based on court trial transcripts and interviews, the play brings us behind the scenes through a maze of patent wars, opinionated scientists and clashes between farmers and the biotechnology industry.

When Schmeiser famously asked the question, “who owns life?” before the Supreme Court of Canada, his words galvanized the anti-GMO (genetically modified organism) movement around the world.

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