Fed Up! Genetic Engineering, Industrial Agriculture and Sustainable Alternatives (2002)

Genres - Culture & Society, Science & Technology  |   Sub-Genres - Environmental Science, Social Issues  |   Run Time - 58 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Jason Buchanan

As family farmers across the country slowly disappear and millions of impoverished citizens go to bed starving at the end of each day, the promise that genetic engineering of food will abolish famine grows increasingly frustrating to those who note that advancements made by the biotechnology industry have done little to feed the hungry masses. Though seventy-percent of the food consumed in the United States contains genetically engineered ingredients not listed on the label and the biotechnology industry spends an annual sum of $50 million to convince the population that this is the only way to truly solve world hunger, the continuing proliferation of famine shows an inherent flaw in the supposedly foolproof system. Now, an educated collection of scientists, farmers, outspoken activists, and government officials gather to present a series of frequently humorous but always informative facts about the genetic modification of food, and educate viewers as to what steps they can take to ensure the safety of the products they consume.



agriculture, archival-footage, ecology, environmentalism, ethics, farming, food, genetic-engineering, organic-food, pollution