Citizens for a Livable Cranbrook Society provides grassroots leadership and an inclusive process, with a voice for all community members, to ensure that our community grows and develops in a way that incorporates an environmental ethic, offers a range of housing and transportation choices, encourages a vibrant and cultural life and supports sustainable, meaningful employment and business opportunities.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

SEEDS - such a great play

An almost full house enjoyed an outstanding play last evening, Tuesday February 2nd at Key City Theatre.The play, by Annabel Soutar, with a documentary approach, tackled the case of Percy Schmeiser, the Saskatchewan farmer accused by Monsanto of illegally growing their genetically modified and Round Up resistant Canola.

A cast of professional actors including Eric Peterson of Billy Bishop Goes to War, Best Laid Plans and Corner Gas made what could be a confusing and complicated topic into a clear David and Goliath story. Monsanto may have won the court battle but morally and ethically there was no real winner.The audience was left questioning many elements of this case and indeed, wanting to know a lot more about GM crops and the advantages and disadvantages of the products of the biotech industry.

Monsanto representatives joined in the Q and A session with the actors in the lobby after the performance. Monsanto is an employer in Cranbrook with approximately twelve full time people year round and more in the summer when their seed plots are productive.

SEEDS is a play that produces much food for thought.  Bravo.

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