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The Future of Food (2004)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 30 May 2004 (USA)
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.

Director:

Deborah Koons Garcia (as Deborah Garcia)

Writer:

Deborah Koons Garcia (as Deborah Koons)
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Credited cast:
Charles Benbrook Charles Benbrook ... Self - Former Director, Board on Agriculture National Academy of Science (as Dr. Charles M. Benbrook)
Grace Booth Grace Booth ... Self - Allergic to Genetically Modified Corn (archive footage)
George W. Bush ... Self (archive footage)
Ignacio Chapela Ignacio Chapela ... Self - Microbal Ecologist, University of California Berkeley
Exequiel Ezcurra Exequiel Ezcurra ... Self - Director, National Institute of Ecology, Mexico
Louise Gale Louise Gale ... Self - Greenpeace International
Dave Henson ... Self - Founder, Program on Corporation, Law and Democracy
Andrew Kimbrell Andrew Kimbrell ... Self - Executive Director, Center for Food Safety
Fred Kirschenmann Fred Kirschenmann ... Self - Farmer and Director of The Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture
Marc Loiselle Marc Loiselle ... Self - Farmer, Saskatchewan, Canada
Paul Muller Paul Muller ... Self - Farmer
Rodney Nelson Rodney Nelson ... Self - Farmer, North Dakota
Darrin Qualman Darrin Qualman ... Self - National Farmers Union, Canada
Dan Quayle ... Self - Vice President & Chair, Council on Competitiveness (archive footage)
Judith Redmond Judith Redmond ... Self - Farmer
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Storyline

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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Documentary

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Not Rated
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Narratress: It's up to you!
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This is an important film, one to view with friends and discuss over dinner. That will be some dinner, let me tell you.
7 June 2007 | by jfdavisnyc@aol.comSee all my reviews

I'm just curious as to why some of the negative reviewers sound like they may be working secretly for Archer Daniels Midland or Monsanto. Their bleating objections strike me as being pseudo defensive and very similar to those expressed by the tobacco industry when they're charged with deception and killing people with their product or when "An Inconvenient Truth" broke open the Global Warming debate and conservatives denied its veracity. Someone should check on those guys and how they earn a living. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed "The Future of Food" and felt it did us a great service by expressing another viewpoint OTHER than what we get from the big corporations and our government. I wish it were our government.

It's an important film and well worth seeing and further discussion.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

30 May 2004 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Oaxaca, Mexico

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Box Office

Budget:

$750,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,721, 18 September 2005

Gross USA:

$81,280

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$81,280
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Lily Films See more »
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Color

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1.33 : 1
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