The Future of Food

The Future of Food

DVD - 2007
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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.
Publisher: [United States] : Arts Alliance America : Distributed by Warner, Elektra, Atlantic Corp., [2007]
Edition: Special ed
Call Number: DVD 664.024 FUTU
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (ca. 88 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in

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ScienceMommy
Sep 27, 2017

Such a powerful and extremely well crafted documentary! While many of the older people in Lawrence recognize the multitude of harms that GMO's present to the environment, to people's health and to fundamental democratic values, I have been shocked over and over to see the completely different perspective on GMO's that is being instilled into the more highly educated of our young people.
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I recall when I studied genetic engineering in college in the early 1980's -- I learned only of it's promise, a few short minutes in a single class were given to mentioning that some, "scientifically ignorant" activists were opposed to releasing GE organisms into the environment. I remember also that the teacher made derogatory mention of the activist (Jeremy Rifkin) but never once addressed any of the substance of Rifkins concerns.
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Fast forward to Cornell College in Ithaca a few years ago. They offered a class on the GMO debate. But then it turned out that all four professors lecturing in this class -- supposedly representing various perspectives, ALL HAD connections with Monsanto! Again no discussion of the various perspectives and substantial science suggesting harms from GMO's was part of this class!
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You can read what one very enlightened student at Cornell had to say about this class:
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https://www.independentsciencenews.org/health/the-gmo-debate-one-students-experience-of-pro-gmo-propaganda-at-cornell-university/
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So no surprise, that every time I meet a science student from KU they are completely dismissive of any possible concerns with GMO's.
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"I am pro-science" they always tell me -- and I can tell that means that their mind is already made up on this issue and they -- they are not open to hearing any more evidence.
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This is higher education?
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That is why it is so important that we in the community who understand this issue and how Biotech companies (especially Monsanto) are infiltrating and controlling academia with regards to the GMO issue, make sure that our young people -- ESPECIALLY those heading into science -- have access to an unbiassed perspective.
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This documentary is excellent -- although it really doesn't even begin to address health harms -- but it does show the power and manipulation of Monsanto.

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bran_simi
Nov 09, 2014

Outstanding documentary movie ! I highly recommended.

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sdiblasio
Oct 17, 2014

This DVD introduces the concerns regarding ownership of human life. If Monsanta can control the food chain this much, imagine what would happen if a corporation were given rights to patent humans. This is a direct attack on the US Constitution. It involves taking away person-hood--the stepping stones to slavery.

You may not think this involves you, but what if a bio-medical research corporation injected nano-bots into your body or attached medical devices to your vital organs without your knowledge or consent, and then turned around and claimed they had patent rights to the implanted devices and granted access.

Beware, you could be next on the menu!

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ottawabooknerd
Jun 24, 2013

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.

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Boosterl16
May 22, 2013

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

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delfon
Apr 19, 2013

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).

debra_759 Feb 07, 2013

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

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DellaV
Aug 06, 2012

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

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lwarman
Mar 08, 2010

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

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