USC Canada Videos

USC Canada produces a number of videos and encourages sharing these links with others. 

We also provide CDs or DVDs for a nominal cost of $5 or a donation to cover the cost of reproducing and shipping.
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Banking Diversity

Seeds... these tiny packets of life carry a priceless inheritance. Each seed holds infinite potential. Each is a deep well of genetic variety and adaptation nurtured over time.

USC Canada's short film, Banking Diversity, explains the critical role that seed saving and seed diversity play in ensuring a stable global food supply, now and into the future. They are the seeds of our survival.

Seeds of Justice – In the Hands of Farmers

Seeds of Justice follows Ethiopian plant geneticist Dr Melaku Worede’s inspirational work to re-valorise farmers’ knowledge and protect their position as guardians of seed diversity. Following Melaku from his youth to the present day through his pivotal experience of Ethiopia’s infamous famine, the film questions one of society’s most flawed assumptions: that scientists hold the answers to ending hunger, not farmers. Dr. Worede is also co-founder of USC Canada’s International Seeds of Survival program.

Click here to view this 36 minute film by The Gaia Foundation in collaboration with the USC Canada , African Biodiversity Network, GRAIN, MELCA Ethiopia, and Ethic-Organic Seed Action.

Story of Food

USC Canada’s new short, animated film will get you thinking about our broken food system. It identifies what’s gone wrong, and what we can do to rebuild it.

Hey Honduras!

Tim Baker, lead singer of Juno-nominated band, Hey Rosetta!, visited USC Canada's Honduras program in August 2012 and tells this personal and compelling story.

Seeds Grow More than Food 

Wayne Roberts, a widely respected Toronto food policy analyst and member of USC Canada’s Board, visited our Honduras program in August 2012. Tim Baker, the lead singer of Juno-nominated band, Hey Rosetta! accompanied him. The video features Wayne’s experience with the farmers there and highlights the lessons he took away from this beautiful but challenging country.

Biodiversity - USC Canada PSA 2010

Biodiversity: our planet’s food supply depends on it. But we’re losing it fast – 75 per cent in the past century alone. Farmers have nurtured the world’s biodiversity for more than 10,000 years. They can restore it.

Dr. Lotta's 100th - PSA-2009

A Public Service announcement celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of USC Canada founder, Dr. Lotta Hitschmanova.

USC Canada would like to thank Kensington Communications for their generous support in producing this video.

Visit USC Canada’s Youtube Channel for more.

Seed Story

Seeds are important. The story of food begins and ends with seeds. In one minute, a group of elementary school kids explain why seeds deserve our attention and protection. Produced by Kate Settle and participants in USC Canada's Sow and Save program.

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LottaHitschmanova tbnWhat's in a Name?

We’re called USC Canada because we started out way back in 1945 as the Unitarian Service Committee, founded by the energetic Dr. Lotta Hitschmanova. We’re still planting the seeds that Lotta sowed. Find out more about our founder, Dr. Lotta Hitschmanova.

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