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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.

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Deborah Koons (as Deborah Garcia)

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

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

30 May 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Oaxaca, Mexico

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Box Office

Budget:

$750,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,721, 16 September 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$81,280, 11 December 2005
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Frankenfoods for America
25 January 2008 | by lastliberalSee all my reviews

There is probably nothing that we can do to change things as we have given up the oversight of our elected leaders by not voting or by voting on single issues at the direction of our preachers, but we should at least have some knowledge of what is being done to us by politicians and chemical companies in bed together.

97% of the varieties of vegetables that were available at the turn of the 20th century are gone. The food we now have - corn, soybeans, etc. - had been genetically modified so that there is only one or two varieties. There is no testing or oversight due to the negligence of the FDA and the US Dept. of Agriculture and the fact that members of both these organizations, as well as other politicians, including at least one on the Supreme Court, have been or are members of the boards or in the employ of of the chemical companies. In fact Monstanto said it didn't matter who won the 2000 election, they were covered.

The chemical companies have bought all the seed companies and now you buy from them or you do not plant. They have, with the help of the government and the courts, usurped private property to their benefit.

As I say, there is nothing that can be done, save buying organic or at farmer's markets; but this film contains information you should know, especially since as a taxpayer you are contributing $20 billion dollars a year to the chemical companies.

If the rest of the world does not accept our frankenfood, why should we?


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