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Fed Up! (2002)

Fed Up!

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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.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Special Interest
Directed By:
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 29, 2005
Runtime:

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An awful documentary lacking art, style, or craft, and that's a shame because the subject matter is important and factually backed up!

Demand legislators & regulators use prevention based decisions not "risk management" based! What if you lived in an area that was in an above avg. risk area but since stats even out over widespread populations; Damage to your & your offspring's health & DNA is deemed an "acceptable risk???" WTF is wrong with EPA & FDA? They are allowed to roll the dice with their chemical soups & its legal. Demand Precautionary Policies!

Not junk.... Not as entertaining as one would hope compared to Super Size Me or Michael Moore type docs. Instead, this documentary tends to favor interviews with everyone from scientists to organic farmers. A persuasive argument for avoiding pesticide, genetically altered, unproven safe foods.

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So if you want to laugh or ridicule or be "entertained", some cartoons will do that for you. Otherwise, dead serious stuff.

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SEE clips from the film here:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFbdR9BX1lI



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www.youtube.com/watch?v=cISonXPwl7E


Fed Up! is largely about the unknown and unlabeled hazards of genetic engineering of crops for agribusiness. Firms like Monsanto and Archer-Daniel Midland have been pushing higher yields through genetic engineering, being subsidized by government all along the way.

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The film advocates turning back the tide where genetic altered foods have been presented as the savior of mankind, when in fact, more people have less food than ever before.

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About 70 percent of the food we eat contains genetically engineered ingredients, and the biotech industry is spending $50 million a year to convince us that this technology is our only hope.

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With the family farmer practically extinct in the U.S., this was no accident. Farm subsidies from the U.S. government have largely gone to big agricultural business who cultivate thousands of acres.

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Huge crop yields have forced prices down making the family farm a thing of the past. The savior of us all was the pitch, but hunger and malnutrition in the world and U.S. has actually risen.

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SEE the entire film at:

http://www.archive.org/details/Fed_Up_Genetic_Engineering

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REVIEWS about the film:

1 "Your visit to a grocery store will never be the same after seeing this persuasive and well-researched documentary.

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Using hilarious and disturbing archival footage and featuring interviews with farmers, scientists, government officials, and activists, Fed Up! presents an entertaining and compelling overview of our current food production system from the Green Revolution to the Biotech Revolution and what we can do about it.

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If you are interested in a good introductory and fun documentary about the growing corporate branding, patenting and genetic modification of food (as well as the use of pesticides) -- and the implications for farming in the U.S. and throughout the world -- "Fed Up!" will, indeed, get you fed up."----BUZZFLASH REVIEWS

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2 FED UP! explores the unintentional effects of pesticides, the resistance of biotechnology companies to food labeling and the links between government officials and major biotechnology and chemical companies.

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Directors: Angelo Sacerdote
Format: NTSC, Color, Black & White
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)

Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR (Not Rated)
Studio: Wholesome Goodness Productions

DVD Release Date: January 1, 2006


Run Time: 58 minutes


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