The Future of Food (2005)

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Critic Consensus: The Future of Food is a one-sided, but revelatory documentary about the dangers of genetically modified food.


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There is a food revolution happening in America today. People are seeking out farmers' markets, organic produce and good restaurants. At the same time, our food supply is increasingly controlled by multi-national corporations. Over the past 10 years, with the advent of genetic engineering and the massive expansion of pesticide companies, like Monsanto, into the seed business, the very nature of our food system has radically changed with potentially disastrous effects on our food security. … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Sports & Fitness, Special Interest
Directed By:
Written By: Deborah Koons Garcia
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On DVD: Sep 16, 2005
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All Critics (31) | Top Critics (17)

The Future of Food carries an important warning that deserves heed. The problem is it will likely be preaching only to a duly incensed choir, which is its greatest pity.

Full Review… | September 16, 2005
Seattle Times
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Garcia subscribes to the simplistic and patronizing theories that consumers are hapless victims, force-fed things they don't want by conniving corporations and conspiratorial governments.

Full Review… | September 16, 2005
Denver Post
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Until it gives in to its activist urges, The Future of Food is a tenacious work of journalism.

Full Review… | September 16, 2005
Boston Globe
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Garcia, the widow of Grateful Dead star Jerry Garcia, has taken a complex subject and made it digestible for anyone who cares about what they put into their stomachs.

Full Review… | September 16, 2005
San Francisco Chronicle
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A powerful, if one-sided, attack on the GM food industry.

September 16, 2005
Hollywood Reporter
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Plain wrap filmmaking that's single minded, capped with a pitch for organic eating that's much too weak.

Full Review… | September 16, 2005
Variety
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