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The Future of Food

(DVD - 2004 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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Documents the trend of unlabeled genetically-modified foods which have become increasingly prevalent in grocery stores. Unravels the complex web of market and political forces that are changing the nature of what we eat. Explores organic and sustainable agriculture as alternatives to large-scale industrial agriculture.
Title: The future of food
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Publisher: [Mill Valley, Calif.] : Lily Films, c2004
Edition: Special ed. widescreen presentation
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (88 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
Statement of Responsibility: Lily Films presents ; directed, produced and written by Deborah Koons Garcia ; produced by Catherine Lynn Butler
Notes: "2 disc special edition"--Container
Special features: farmers' portraits; community supported agriculture; farmers' markets; seed saving; kids and fresh food; Michael Pollan on the cost of food; GE free recipes; take action toolkit and web resources
Number of discs, special features, and language options may vary by copy
Summary: Documents the trend of unlabeled genetically-modified foods which have become increasingly prevalent in grocery stores. Unravels the complex web of market and political forces that are changing the nature of what we eat. Explores organic and sustainable agriculture as alternatives to large-scale industrial agriculture.
ISBN: 1595870393
Branch Call Number: DVD 363.1929 FUTURE
Credits: Editor, Vivien Hillgrove ; photography, John Chater ; music, Todd Boekelheide.
Performers: Narrator, Sara Maamouri.
System Details: DVD, widescreen
Subject Headings: Genetically modified foods Agricultural biotechnology Agriculture Economic aspects Agriculture Environmental aspects Agriculture and politics Agriculture and state Food supply Government policy Organic farming Sustainable agriculture
Genre/Form: Documentary films
Topical Term: Genetically modified foods
Agricultural biotechnology
Agriculture
Agriculture
Agriculture and politics
Agriculture and state
Food supply
Organic farming
Sustainable agriculture
Publisher No: 670402 Arts Alliance America
DOC 50152 Lily Films
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Topics included the Monsanto seed issue (similar to Food Inc.), engineered corn, patent laws, supreme court case and plant tumors. How the green revolution became the "gene" revolution.

May 22, 2013
  • Boosterl16 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I highly recommend viewing this. It's eye-opening and reveals the truth about what is considered food today, versus real food.

First part of CD is free via:
<http://www.futureoffood.com/>
Review by others here:
http://www.naturalnews.com/021827_Big_Agriculture_future_of_food.html Sound not so good on this CD; over 100 minutes long. Monsanto comes in for deserved exposure. Genetic modified seeds proliferate and its not the proliferater that has to control them; its the farmer who had them land on his property who is liable for patent infringement. Genes from rats in Corn, allergic reactions to some foods because they are not what they are supposed to be. "Monsanto should not have to vouchsafe the safety of our food....its the government responsibility, Angel CEO" to paraphrase. Interesting our current government takes away regulations so these companies have to regulate themselves. Kind of a contradiction here? One gene that crosses to another plant, and that plants seeds and the grower are all liable to the patent holder. The judiciary in the US must be totally nuts, first letting incorporated companies be treated as individuals with NO social responsibility, then allowing patents on living plants (people can possibly be next).

Feb 07, 2013
  • debra_759 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

informative, but could have been more entertaining - the interviews were EXTREMELY DRY!!!

Aug 06, 2012
  • DellaV rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Like a horror story, but it's real. Makes you want to know the person who personally picked, grew, and handled all your food.

this movie changed the way i ate/bought food

As a University of Guelph Agricultural graduate, I strongly recommend anyone interested in learning about food production, food supply, food safety, nutrition, or biodiversity watch this film. It is an intelligent eye opening documentary about the largely unseen corporate influence of global food production. Through widespread seed & genome patenting, genetically modified plants and animals, crop contamination, and expensive litigation and lobbying our traditional farming methods are near extinction.

Mar 08, 2010
  • lwarman rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Finally, a documentary that neither relies on emotionalism nor talks down to the viewer.

Apr 24, 2009
  • GW rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Anyone who cares at all about what they eat needs to take the time to watch this. Compelling information and with Canadian content added to the American stories. The library should have more than 2 copies so that every borrower could watch this.

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Apr 24, 2009
  • GW rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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