Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Positive Posters

Super exciting news! I while ago, I entered a design into the Positive Posters competition. For those who don't know, Positive Posters aims to raise international awareness for global social issues through an annual poster competition. This year, there were over 2,500+ entries from 80+ countries and my 'Seeds of Destruction' entry is one of the top 30 finalists!

I had to position hundreds of tiny beans to create this finished piece. One sneeze and it was over! 'Seeds of Destruction' refers to the topic of genetically engineered foods, which is a really important issue to me. I've pasted my rationale below:
GE canola crops have been grown in Canada with disastrous results. The GE crops contaminated regular crops and today in Canada, you can no longer buy conventional canola as 90% of it is contaminated with GE material. The biotechnology companies now have a monopoly on canola production and the cost of that patented seed is going up every year. The food produced poses risks to human health. It is unethical to patent seed life!

You can view the top 30 posters here. Winners will be announced Nov 9, so fingers crossed  :)


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