Plot & Details
Farming was once one of the most common professions in America, but now the growing of food for America's dinner tables is primarily in the hands of a small number of large agricultural corporations. With deregulations placing less federal scrutiny on how crops are grown, and an increasing number of "agri-business" firms introducing genetically modified vegetables and grains, some experts have begun to question just what we are eating, and how it got that way. At a time when some firms have started seeking patents for new strains of modified seeds and plants, will there come a day when the growing of certain essential foodstuffs will be controlled by private corporations who own a "copyright" on, say, wheat or tomatoes? The Future of Food is a documentary which focuses on growing concerns over how our crops are produced, and how science is altering the foods we eat.
- MPAA Rating: Not Rated
- Genre(s): Documentary
- Run Time: 89min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 09/14/2005
- DVD Release Date: 12/06/2005
- Distributor(s): Cinema Libre
- Director(s): Deborah Koons Garcia
- Themes: Fighting the System
- Tone: Confrontational,Earnest,Matter-of-Fact
- Keywords: FDA (Food and Drug Administration), bioengineering, biotechnology, environmentalism, farmer, farmland, food, food-additive, food-safety, health-hazard, investigation, nutrition, politics
- Country of Origin: USA - Limited (09-14-2005)
- Language: English