High-tech tomatoes. Mysterious milk. Supersquash. Are we supposed to eat this stuff? Or is it going to eat us?
About 70% of the food we eat contains genetically modified ingredients and is not labeled. The biotechnology industry is spending $50 million a year to convince us that this technology is our only hope for feeding the world and saving the environment. Family farmers are disappearing at an astonishing rate as people continue to go hungry both here and abroad.
If you haven’t seen the movie Fed Up … DO!
This extremely informative documentary assembles a formidable array of experts on the current state of agribusiness, as well as amusing and frightening archival footage, to paint a picture of how we eat today. Including information about revolutions both Green and Biotech, the program answers many questions posed by the changing methods of food production and consumption. Interviewees include Marc Lappé and Britt Bailey from the Center for Ethics and Toxics, Ignacio Chapela from UC Berkeley’s Department of Environmental Science, and organic farmers from the Bay Area.