The story about how the liberalization of India’s economy had enormous consequences for India’s several 100-million peasants. The Swiss agricultural multinational Syngenta has a vision for pulling the peasants out of poverty, but apparently becomes involved in India’s grey market for moneylending. Also the film highlighted the discrepancies between Syngenta’s payments to their seed farmers and Syngenta’s elaborate code of conduct that their farmers were supposed to comply with. After the film was launched Syngenta disputed the documentation in the film, but conceded to discuss a raise of payment to the farmers.

Seeds of debt

Journalistic documentary
Year: 2014
Dur.: 28:30

The film was subject of a hearing in the Danish parliament on ethical investments