Fed Up! (2002)
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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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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REVIEWS about the film:
1 "Your visit to a grocery store will never be the same after seeing this persuasive and well-researched documentary.
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.
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
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.
Directors: Angelo Sacerdote
Format: NTSC, Color, Black & White
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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