FRIDAY 6 FEBRUARY
(Dir. Deborah Koons Garcia, 2004; approx. 90mins)
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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. Focusing on what has been happening in the U.S.A. over the last decade, The Future of Food gives an in-depth investigation into the disturbing truth behind the unlabelled, patented, genetically engineered foods that have quietly filled American grocery store shelves. As the European Union faces renewed pressures from the biotech industry to open the continent to GM food, this film is essential viewing for anyone who eats.
From the prairies of Saskatchewan, Canada, to the fields of Oaxaca, Mexico, The Future of Food gives voice to farmers whose lives and livelihoods have been negatively impacted by this new technology. The film also explores alternatives to large-scale industrial agriculture, placing organic and sustainable agriculture as real solutions to the farm crisis today. "It [The Future of Food] shows clearly how genetic engineering is the last thrash of a failed agricultural technology from an agribusiness that has lied, cheated and bribed its way into control of our food supply." The Ecologist, October, 2008.
£8.00 (Friends £3.00)