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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)

Writer:

Deborah Koons

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Cast

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 ... 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:

Elfogyasztott jövő See more »

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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Lily Films See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The Future of Food
7 December 2005 | by HGSPhila-1See all my reviews

THE FUTURE OF FOOD (TFOF) skillfully takes on the task of describing the constellation of large, hard issues relating to modern food production. What a task! In its analysis TFOF correctly and importantly ties together the relationships among the 3 factors of production - land, labor, and capital - in getting at an accurate description of the modern enclosure movement at work in our fast food world.

TFOF's coverage extends to the many spatial and historical dimensions of farming, to the legal, intellectual property of "pharming," to some of the technical aspects of the genetic modification, and shows where we are headed.... But that's up to you!

TFOF compares to THE CORPORATION in its potential impact. It could be even bigger. My local store was selling it at the checkout counter yesterday - 12/6/2005!


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