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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)
...
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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Budget:

$750,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$81,280 (USA) (9 December 2005)
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Should be Mandatory Viewing
7 January 2006 | by (Mequon, Wisconsin, USA) – See all my reviews

This is arguably one of the best examples of a film that has the ability to simplify a very complicated subject tat I have seen since The Corporation. Debora Koons Garcia has strung together the most cohesive and informative series of interviews, historic footage, biographies and science animations that culminate in a clear comprehensive message about our food and what is being done with it. It should be built-in to every television sold today... its that good!

The film describes in detail the history of agriculture and then focuses on the problems associated with industrial agriculture and the introduction of Agri-Business in the 20th Century. It reveals the unethical business practices that have resulted from Argri-Corporations need to make profit regardless of their effects on humanity. Agribusiness; like it or hate it, you will learn information you didn't know from this film.


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