The Future of Food
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Monsanto has been suing farmers who have not bought seed from them but end up with it growing in their fields from no fault of their own. In one very well known case a farmer, Percy Schmeiser, was told by his neighbor that the neighbor's truck had a hole it's tarp and a lot of Monsanto's' 'round up ready' seed was dumped on his field. Monsanto tried to sue him (and many other farmers - google and you'll see links to many of the cases) and he spent his life savings fighting them. He just recently won his case after 10 years!
The film has wonderful and informative interviews with Andrew Kimbrell, director of the center for Food Safety, Fred Kirshenman, a well known sustainable farmer, and a number of experts and scientists who document first off how GE food was pushed on the American people with no disclosure and no testing as well as the devastating potential for destruction with messing with our food supply for profit.
There's a lot we can do. Support small farmers and farmers market's. Join a community supported agriculture program where you get a box of fresh from the field organic fruits and vegetables each week. We also need to demand labeling. Right now we don't know which foods we buy are genetically altered and which aren't. If our food is labeled we can make informed choices.
I highly recommend this film - it's important information for us all.
In the US, there were 0 acres with genetically modified crops in 1980, and they went to 100.000.000 acres in 2003, with soybean, corn, canola and cotton as the major crops. Tests are now being performed on the rest of the living community including fish, livestock, poultry, trees, etc.
Monsanto not only determines what consumers will put into their bodies in the US, since those foods are not labeled, but they also virtually took over all land where corn, canola, soybean and cotton is being produced. They even aggressively pursuit the family farmers who had a tradition of improving their seeds naturally, saving part of them for the next season. Some years ago, when we still lived in a world wherein justice prevailed, when a farmer had cattle, it was his duty to fence them in, in order to prevent them damaging the crops of his neighbors.Read more ›
Deborah Garcia(widow of Jerry Garcia) shows what is going on in the Corporate agriculture world. There must come a point where man says "Haven't we screwed things up enough, is profit more important than what is right and just?"
The corruption that is engulfing the whole agriculture community is unreal. If grown properly and organically there should be no need for fertilizers and pesticides. If the soil is mineral rich than crops should grow unhindered. Read "One Straw Revolution" by Masanobu Fukoka, if you can get your hands on a copy. He explanes thoroughly how to grow crops naturally with as little human intervention as possible.
Thank you Ms Garcia for this enlightening documentary.
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Such a great movie; informative, but not exhibiting an obvious bias against the food industry, just pure reporting. Answers a lot of questions about modern food production methods.Published 8 months ago by melissa pikul
Some of the scenes are truly scary, and the facts behind them even scarier. We MUST get a handle on the current state of food production, or pay a very high price. Read morePublished 18 months ago by RuthK
This should be required viewing for every citizen. Most don't even realize their tax dollars are being used to SUBSIDIZE agri-farmers to grow corn, soy and canola with round-up in... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Gabby Cat
This film is very thoughtful and thought provoking. Thank you Deborah Koons Garcia for tackling the meaningful subjects in this film that should be on everyone's radar. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Pierann Walsh
This was a wonderful presentation on the horrors being done to our food supply... I had seen it on Netflix, but wanted to own my own copy. Read morePublished on April 25, 2014 by Patti Padgett
This film clearly documents the GMO labeling issue in a way that works for a classroom. Good for the teaching of rhetorical strategies.Published on April 22, 2014 by Cynthia King
I would recommend this movie to anyone, I liked everything about it, The producers of this movie should have been the ones on stage winning awards. Read morePublished on March 7, 2014 by Helen Lyons