Watch this film clip and put problems in Scotland back into perspective. www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZtKB_KuASc In India, an epidemic of farmer suicides has claimed over a quarter million lives. Every 30 minutes one farmer in India, deep in debt and unable to provide for his family, commits suicide. The film Bitter Seeds asks if industrial agriculture is giving peasant farmers across the world a fair deal. Companies like Monsanto claim their genetically modified (GM) seeds offer the most effective solution to feeding the world's growing population, but on the ground, many small-scale farmers are losing their land. The film is about a young woman who is investigating the causes of Indian farmer suicide. If you'd like to do something more come to the screening and discussion with myself Chairing at Edinburgh Filmhouse 6pm on International Women's Day March as part of the Take One Action Film Festival across Scotland (patrons Ken Loach and Paul Laverty) – tickets normal price and bookable via http://www.takeoneaction.org.uk/calendar/details/697/. There's another screening on March 7th at the GFT in Glasgow.