Not only did I find this Perennial Plate video moving I find it very exciting how many european farmers are taking on the challenge of growing heritage seeds that are biodynamically grown and then turned into pasta. It should also be noted how in ITaly and really all of Europe where there has been a de-facto banned on GMO seeds family farms like this one never have to fear a lawsuit by Monsanto or risk contamination of their fields. Yeah I know there I go again, but it is in situations like this when it becomes very clear just what destruction is being wrought on our agricultural systems when you watch this video and think about how increasingly difficult this kind of farming is becoming because of huge multinational corporation (most of them chemical companies) who don’t want anyone no matter how small or large to farm unless they can make some money off of that farmer by selling them seeds that are part of a legal contract and that only can be grown with the assistance shall we call it of the same companies pesticides and herbicides….
Funny how I can take a sweet lovely video about a wheat farming and pasta making family and turn it into a cautionary tale…all I’m saying is: look how beautiful this family is and what amazing things they have accomplished and how far we have been lead astray from this ideal. Ok I’ll shut up now.