The Future of Food
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This educational edition features a year-long college level curriculum that serves as a companion to Deborah Koons Garcia's documentary The Future of Food. It is based on Dr. Joshua Muldavin's lecture course entitled Food, Agriculture, Environment, and Development.
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While our new abilities must be evaluated in the light of ethics considerations, the behavior of large corporations must be evaluated in the light of moral and legal considerations. Monsanto and other large corporations have been registering patents on genetically modified crops, and enforcing liability for wind-scattered genetically modified seeds found on non-customers' properties.
We should be aware of the activities of the corporations that profit from manipulating and attempting to "own" nature, and who are simultaneously decreasing biodiversity in agriculture, putting the entire world food supply at risk. Morgan Spurlock vastly advances our knowledge and awareness of these issues in this film.
If you live in a house with some yard space, your first reaction will be to buy non-GMO seed (while you still can) and plant your own food. If like me you live in an apartment, you will want to put in your own container garden. Such is the revulsion you will feel towards the manipulation of our food right at the very source, namely the seed's cellular level!
The practice of gene manipulation shown on this DVD will result in a crisis, never seen before in the history of the human race. The food crisis component of this unimaginable crisis will only be a small portion. We will have a resource crisis on every front! With "terminator genes" and non-labeling of foods they are basically feeding us "approved" poison.
Corporations such as Monsanto, DuPont, Con Agra, Smithfield etc play with fire and the rest of us burn. Thanks to the US Congress and the venal politicians that infest the halls therein. Instead of safeguarding our food supply at the very source, they actually give subsidies to the very people who are sending our aged population to an early grave, and helping raise a new generation of children who will be malformed at the cellular level. We must not forget the adage that, "We are what we eat!" Hence if we take in GMO food, which has not been subjected to any sort of long terms studies despite the objections of FDA and other scientists, our children along with the rest of us will pay dearly for the profits of a few.
This DVD must be telecast via cable 24/7 around the globe, specially here in the USA. We in America are intelligent but do not always pursue the source of facts on matters that deeply impact our lives. As a result of this lackadaisical attitude we allow the crooked politicians to pass legislation that is not at all in our interest.
After watching this DVD, please do not let the status quo persist. Please take action, however small. Please do something - buy only organic when you can, buy locally grown produce, join a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), write your congressmen, share this DVD, raise the awareness level. This is a very important matter, its ABOUT FOOD, something we have to eat three times a day. It is something that God has put on the planet for our well being and not for manipulation by a bunch of out of control corporations. Its unbelievable that something like this can happen in a nation like the USA that considers itself to be the most "civilized" nation and "policeman" for the rest of the world!
When will the men in technologically advanced countries learn that it is futile to try and control or rule the world. Numerous monarchs and regimes in history have tried, but all have failed. Their empires last a few decades, and at most a couple of centuries, but after that they are blown in the wind. The powerful men have a defective gene which makes him want to control everything. In the past these powerful races colonized the world and took what did not belong to them, continents such as North and South America, Africa, large chunks of Asia, and all of Australia. As if that were not enough, they gave the world its two most pernicious wars in WWI and WWII. Even that was not enough, so they dropped the first and second atom bombs. However, the events in this documentary will conclusively prove that the "domination gene" in the powerful race is still running unchecked! I believe this hunger for control and domination stems from a deep insecurity.
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It is up to the people to be proactive, and to protect themselves and their families; to become locavores, via gardening and farmer's markets. It is up to the people to spread the word on this vitally important subject, to their familes and friends, indeed to anyone who will listen.
The most helpful critical review of this DVD is completely valid, but deals with production issues, not with the premise of the work.
My advise to others is buy a copy for yourself, and buy one for your local library as well.