Monday, November 12, 2007

The Future of Food

The Future of Food is now added to my list of must-see DVDs for Americans*.

Some of the information** overlapped the book I just read, Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger, though the documentary went much deeper into the corporate world of genetic tweaking and patent mongering. This would be a good film to watch along with The Corporation for an ultra-long movie night.

If you don’t watch this, you can still live it by eating locally grown organic food. And this is actually already in my rough guide to sustainable living.

We vote once every four years for the president (at least we should). But each dollar spent on food is a vote for more corporate dominance and GMO/GE organisms or a vote for sustainable farming. Like the film says, “The choices we make at the supermarket determine the future of food.”

If you rent this through Netflix, you’ll miss the great bonus material on the 2nd disc. Get it, watch it, share it with all your friends (especially the positive bonus treats).

Amy, when do we get to eat your organic heirloom produce again? Thanks for sharing the film, Alyx.

*Why We Fight, Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Prices, The Corporation

**Starvation today results from poor distribution, not insufficient production. Also, massive food subsidies in rich nations have deleterious effects on farmers in the developing world.

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