The Future of Food (2004)

Genres - Culture & Society, Health & Fitness  |   Sub-Genres - Diet & Nutrition, Environmental Science, Politics & Government, Social Issues  |   Run Time - 89 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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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.

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bioengineering, food, food-additive, biotechnology, farmland, environmentalism, farmer, FDA (Food and Drug Administration), food-safety, health-hazard, investigation, nutrition, politics