The Future of Food (2009)

Genres - Culture & Society, Health & Fitness  |   Sub-Genres - Diet & Nutrition, Environmental Science, Politics & Government, Social Issues  |   Run Time - 120 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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Synopsis by Mark Deming

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.



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