Porte Parole Productions in partnership with the McGill Office for Science and Society presents Seeds
Before making its way into U.S. markets, Seeds - a dramatic re-enactment about the 7-year legal battle between Saskatchewan farmer Percy Schmeiser and one of the biggest biotech corporations, Monsanto Inc. - is making a one-night return to Montreal!
Join us Saturday, February 29 at 7pm.
Following the show, there will be a Q&A with Co-founder, Executive Director and Artistic Director, Annabel Soutar, Canadian actor and Member of the Order of Canada Eric Peterson, and Dr. Joe Schwarcz, Director of the McGill Office for Science and Society.
About the Play
The documentary play follows the seven-year legal saga from the federal trial to the Supreme Court of Canada showdown, a David-and-Goliath struggle that cast Schmeiser as the small-farmer underdog fighting the infamous mega-corporation.
Based on court trial transcripts, interviews with Percy Schmeiser, Monsanto representatives, and with farmers, academics, lawyers and scientists from all across Canada, Seeds leads us through a suspenseful labyrinth of legal conflicts around patent rights, scientific showdowns about GM food, and property clashes between farmers and the biotechnology industry.
Tickets are now on sale through the box office website.