There is a food revolution happening in America today. People are seeking out farmers’ markets, organic produce and good restaurants. At the same time, our food supply is increasingly controlled by multi-national corporations. Over the past 10 years, with the advent of genetic engineering and the massive expansion of pesticide companies, like Monsanto, into the seed business, the very nature of our food system has radically changed with potentially disastrous effects on our food security. Patenting of life is now permitted, no labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMO’s) in food is required, research is conducted on these issues by universities beholden to the “agri-corps” who fund them, and the major regulatory agencies are run by former execs from these very companies. All the while, the average citizens remain blissfully unaware that they are eating GMO food and supporting the aggressive “corporatization’ of their food sources. In fascinating and accessible terms, The Future of Food illuminates the major issues ultimately affecting us all — some surreal, some futuristic, many frightening. Yet, The Future of Food is a hopeful film, featuring insightful and moving interviews with farmers, agriculture and business experts and policymakers. It sees a future in which an informed consumer can join the revolution by demanding natural, healthy food sources that insure environmental integrity.
-This is the official film description from RottenTomatoes.com
Movie Reviews for The Future of Food:
“With alarming and concise analysis, it highlights the way traditional farming in the US has become a corporate-controlled, less diversified business with global repercussions.” –FilmJourney, Doug Cummings
“Fascinating and content rich, The Future of Food is a technical delight that draws you in with the fear that nature may be changed forever.” –Entertainment Insiders, Jonathan W. Hickman
“Despite its shortcomings, it’s an effective clarion call that will no doubt stir audiences to action, even if it doesn’t quite prepare them for the important battle ahead.” –TV Guide, Ken Fox
Watch the trailer here.