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The Future of Food premiered September 14, 2005 at Film Forum in New York City to a SOLD OUT audience! The trailer for this film (a streaming Quicktime link) is available here:
"A MUST-SEE! Thank you to Ms Garcia! This is the VERY BEST, most
informative and well-done documentary on the matter. The essential is
summarized in one place: a DVD that is real easy to follow. It is quite
comprehensive. Some very strong reports/interviews from well-known
scientists, and testimonials from genuine farmers. Also all the
animations are excellent. And the photography is in many places
beautiful (especially the part filmed in Mexico). On the top of that,
it is also the best documentary I've ever seen, flowing along an
amazingly informative path. I highly recommend it for a) those who know
about this matter, and b) those who don't know yet about it :~]"
--- Amazon.com review by Francois-hugues (California USA) December 21, 2005
"If you live in the US and eat food, you have to see this. If you are
not familiar with GM(genetically modified) foods or do not
intentionally avoid GM foods, you are probably consuming them. Soy,
corn and canola are the main crops being manipulated by the "White
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 (explains) thoroughly how to
grow crops naturally with as little human intervention as possible.
Thank you Ms Garcia for this enlightening documentary."
--- Amazon.com review by Paul b (Cleveland, OH USA) December 15, 2005
"There is a revolution happening in the farm fields and on the dinner
tables of America -- a revolution that is transforming the very nature
of the food we eat.
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 by 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 today."
--- from Lily Films <http://www.thefutureoffood.com/synopsis.htm>
"This stylish film is not just for food faddists and nutritionists.
It is a look at something we might not want to see: Monsanto, Roundup
and Roundup-resistant seeds, collectively wreaking havoc on American
farmers and our agricultural neighbors around the world. In the end,
this documentary is a eloquent call to action."
--- The Telluride Daily Planet