Shumei Seed Book Press Release PDF File
Shumei Seed Book Press Release Word Doc

Shumei and Navdanya Launch Visions of the Living Seed

Visions of the Living Seed, a newly released collection of compelling photographs and inspiring essays, explores humanity’s relationship with seed as the source of life on our planet. This new book calls attention to the role of natural seeds in solving food security, climate change and biodiversity. Through a deeper understanding and respect for seed, authors address how natural seed can support regenerative sources of food for future generations.

Visions of the Living Seed features contributions from: Vandana Shiva, Satish Kumar, Rev. Dr. Joan Brown Campbell, Dr. Hans R. Herren, Simone Senogles and Tom B.K. Goldtooth, Mariam Mayet, Jon Betz and Taggart Siegel, Dr. Salvatore Ceccarelli, Flordemayo, Frederik Berselius, Anthony Rodale, Javier Carrera, Patrick Holden, Barbara Sargent, Isao Noguchi, Warwick Manfrinato, Hildur Jackson, Humberto Rios, Jonathon Porritt, and Barbara Hachipuka Banda.




Shumei International

Shumei International is a Non-Governmental Organization in Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.

Shumei is dedicated to improving the human condition by applying the philosophy of Mokichi Okada, a naturalist, art connoisseur and humanist who lived in Japan during the early and middle decades of the 20th century, in one’s daily life.

The basis of this philosophy is the responsibility of the individual to improve oneself for the betterment of humanity, the cultivation of an aesthetic appreciation and
the development of a way of life based on harmony with nature.

Shumei has programs around the world. The organization's programs seek to build cooperation between people of different cultures and respect for diversity in order to foster a deeper sense of global community and, thereby, contribute to world peace.