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Future of Food
     

The Future of Food

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Director: Deborah Koons Garcia, Sara Maamouri, Andrew Kimbrell, Dr. Charles M. Benbrook

Cast: Deborah Koons Garcia, Sara Maamouri, Andrew Kimbrell, Dr. Charles M. Benbrook

 
Farming was once one of the most common professions in America, but now the growing of food for America's dinner tables is primarily in the hands of a small number of large agricultural corporations. With deregulations placing less federal scrutiny on how crops are grown, and an increasing number of "agri-business" firms introducing genetically modified vegetables and

Overview

Farming was once one of the most common professions in America, but now the growing of food for America's dinner tables is primarily in the hands of a small number of large agricultural corporations. With deregulations placing less federal scrutiny on how crops are grown, and an increasing number of "agri-business" firms introducing genetically modified vegetables and grains, some experts have begun to question just what we are eating, and how it got that way. At a time when some firms have started seeking patents for new strains of modified seeds and plants, will there come a day when the growing of certain essential foodstuffs will be controlled by private corporations who own a "copyright" on, say, wheat or tomatoes? The Future of Food is a documentary which focuses on growing concerns over how our crops are produced, and how science is altering the foods we eat.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/13/2007
UPC:
0829567040225
Original Release:
2004
Rating:
NR
Source:
Virgil Films
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:28:00

Special Features

Disc 1: Interviews with Dr. Michael Hansen and Dr. Arpad Pusztai; Disc 2: Farmers' Portraits; Community-Supported Agriculture; Farmers' markets; Seed saving; Bringing healthy food into schools; Michael Pollan on the cost of food; GE-Free recipes; Take action toolkit and web resources

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sara Maamouri Narrator
Andrew Kimbrell Participant
Charles M. Benbrook Participant
Ignacio Chapela Participant
Fred Kirschenmann Participant
Percy Schmeiser Participant
Rodney Nelson Participant
Dave Henson Participant
Jorge Soberon Participant
Exequiel Ezcurra Participant

Technical Credits
Deborah Koons Garcia Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Todd Boekelheide Score Composer
Catherine Lynn Butler Producer
John Chater Cinematographer
Vivien Hillgrove Editor,Producer
Molly Jones Associate Producer
Sara Maamouri Associate Producer
Sara Needham Associate Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Future of Food
1. Food & Farming: Past and Present [5:54]
2. Patenting/The Trouble With Perry [17:08]
3. Genetic Engineering - How it Works [6:59]
4. GMOs: Politics & Safety [15:26]
5. Mexico: Corn & Culture [8:57]
6. The Farmer's Dilemma [13:15]
7. Corporate Consolidation & The Future [10:00]
8. Sustainable Agriculture [11:05]

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The Future of Food 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
ObjectiveReviewer More than 1 year ago
If you don't know what GMO is OR don't understand why we should say no to GMO - PLEASE watch this DVD.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Words can not convey how shocked I was to lean that experiments like these were not being done in sealed labs,but out in open fields where pollen can blow free! They had no right! Every one should know about this.Every one should see this film!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago