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The Future of Food (2004)

 |  Documentary  |  30 May 2004 (USA)
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THE FUTURE OF FOOD offers an in-depth investigation into the disturbing truth behind the unlabeled, patented, genetically engineered foods that have quietly filled grocery store shelves for the past decade.

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Credited cast:
Charles Benbrook ...
Himself - Former Director, Board on Agriculture National Academy of Science (as Dr. Charles M. Benbrook)
Grace Booth ...
Herself - Allergic to Genetically Modified Corn (archive footage)
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Himself (archive footage)
Ignacio Chapela ...
Himself - Microbal Ecologist, University of California Berkeley
Exequiel Ezcurra ...
Himself - Director, National Institute of Ecology, Mexico
Louise Gale ...
Herself - Greenpeace International
Dave Henson ...
Himself - Founder, Program on Corporation, Law and Democracy
Andrew Kimbrell ...
Himself - Executive Director, Center for Food Safety
Fred Kirschenmann ...
Himself - Farmer and Director of The Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture
Marc Loiselle ...
Himself - Farmer, Saskatchewan, Canada
Paul Muller ...
Himself - Farmer
Rodney Nelson ...
Himself - Farmer, North Dakota
Darrin Qualman ...
Himself - National Farmers Union, Canada
Dan Quayle ...
Himself - Vice President & Chair, Council on Competitiveness (archive footage)
Judith Redmond ...
Herself - Farmer
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THE FUTURE OF FOOD offers an in-depth investigation into the disturbing truth behind the unlabeled, patented, genetically engineered foods that have quietly filled U.S. grocery store shelves for the past decade. From the prairies of Saskatchewan, Canada to the fields of Oaxaca, Mexico, this film gives a voice to farmers whose lives and livelihoods have been negatively impacted by this new technology. The health implications, government policies and push towards globalization are all part of the reason why many people are alarmed about the introduction of genetically altered crops into our food supply. Shot on location in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, The Future of Food examines the complex web of market and political forces that are changing what we eat as huge multinational corporations seek to control the world's food system. The film also explores alternatives to large-scale industrial agriculture, placing organic and sustainable agriculture as real solutions to the farm crisis ... Written by Anonymous

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$750,000 (estimated)

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$8,721 (USA) (16 September 2005)

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$81,280 (USA) (9 December 2005)
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A great documentary, should be seen by everyone
13 June 2007 | by (Waikiki a suburb of Honolulu) – See all my reviews

Every American needs to see this movie, I have purchased copies and given them away, I feel it's that important. Here on Oahu Monsanto has purchased an additional 2500 acres for genetic experiments on the food we eat. The information in this movie is suppressed in our country to say the least. If you say anything bad about genetically modified food in the press you are generally sued by Monsanto, and like some fox reporters fired for your story.The plight of those reporters is told in the movie as one of many events studied to give the viewer a picture of the conspiracy at hand. Although this film is becoming a bit outdated it is still a great foundation everyone should see about the corporate plot aimed at dominating and owning the world food supply at the cost of corrupting and polluting it forever.


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