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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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Cast

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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25 August 2010 | by (NYC, NY) – See all my reviews

I first became aware of things not being quite right when I developed an allergic reaction to various products. So now I started looking at the labels of all the products I consumed - from soap to toothpaste to food. What I discovered was that the American food diet is a slow death sentence. E.g. after brushing my teeth, my stomach would ache and I did not know why. I finally read the label of my toothpaste for the first time in my life. It warns you that if you swallow too much of it, you should call the local Poison Control Center. I was slowly poisoning myself, and it is sold over the counter - it contains bleach! I switched to Tom's of Maine and no longer have those stomach problems. I then saw the movie "Supersize Me." It confirms that the American "fast-food" food industry is a slow death sentence. Then I saw "King Corn" and it confirms that the corn being grown in the US is inedible - unless it gets "processed" at a plant! Now comes "The Future of Food" and ... I am depressed. I apologize to every single organic food grower, and consumer for ever thinking you guys were "full of it." The irony is of course that I was the one full of "it." Please let others know what is going on - tell everyone you know to see this movie ... and BUY ORGANIC! That's my plan. If we stop buying their sewage then they lose profit. If they lose profit, THEN we get their attention. may God richly bless you and yours, in Jesus' name, amen.


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