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The Future Of Food offers an in-depth investigation into the disturbing truth behind the unlabeled, patented, genetically engineered foods that have quietly filled U.S. grocery store shelves for the past decade.
Why Americans are THE fattest people on the planet? Short answer is genetically modified food. All these burgers and soda contains genetically modified corn.
My Father In Law, has sold off the Family farm because of the non ownership of his own seeds. He couldn't make enough money to continue farming, having to purchase new seed every year is Very expensive. His fear of contamination and having to pay royalties to a stranger, was not a fair trade act. He saw what his neighbors went through, and realized he could lose all he had worked for . These broken Families are real! Do you realize what this means? You could lose self-ownership.
A company could claim ownership to your genetic make up, to be paid as a rental fee,or harvested, for medical use. You could become a condo of yourself. That may sound extreme. But I once thought if you placed your own seed in the ground you would own the crop that grew there. That doesn't even cover the effects that food made with these alterations would have on our systems. The health of our nation even the world is at risk. How can you take precautions when you cannot control the foods you eat. How will you save your family? What do you think Monsanto will tell you? I had a private tour of their facility when they were testing their altered potatoes. It was very interesting, but non informative.
This film is not intended to inform - it's intended to persuade. It's not a bad film in the sense that, for me at least, it was interesting. However, it's entirely one sided. It does touch on some topics that are moving, and that make you think. For instance, the concept that companies can sue farmers for growing "patented" seed. But that's not enough - I want to learn and to be informed on the subject matter as a whole. I want to know the bad AND the good of it all.
It's not enough to hear about how genetically modified seed can spread and "infect" crops, and how that's bad - I want to hear what's being done about it too! I want to hear the other side's argument! The movie is complete with scandalous "fear-smearing" music too. It's a piece of trash, although it is mildly entertaining. This isn't the future of food.
Genetic Modification is good for you Listen people, there is nothing wrong with genetically modified food. It has been going on for thousands of years. Look at the size of apples and oranges when you pass by the produce section in a grocery store. Did you think these were "normal sized" 100 years ago? They were the size of golfballs back then and not nearly as sweet. As far as I'm concerned, there are two evolving species, the foods we eat and ourselves. If we make hardier plants which in turn will kill us that is no big deal. Not every single human will die.
There will be a new breed of humans which will resist the disease that genetically modified foods may cause. Listen, we are not supposed to save every single human being who lives since that will overpopulate the planet. The strong will survive and the weak will die which is main idea behind Darwinism. As far as I know, there are way too many human beings on this planet anyhow.
How many more years of exponential growth will this planet take? 50 years? 100? Eventually, there is going to be a huge epidemic (Ebola, avian flu) that will wipe out half or more of our species and make things right again. This is inevitable unless we start moving into space, which I highly doubt. The only problem that I have with documentary is that a large company is making a lot of money and I'm not riding on that train!!!!!
Biased, but an important point of view on this subject. Sure, this video is biased but no one can ever be completely objective. Although, he could have better promoted his point of view by being more objective. I'm certain that genetically altered foods could be a good thing when methods used to create them are practiced responsibly. A lack of genetic diversity makes our food sources extremely vulnerable to diseases.
Large corporations work to just improve their profit margins. They do not care about the well being of people nor do they often consider the consequences of their actions, other than how it affects their bottom line. Corporations work to remove any regulations that could potentially cut into their profits. They do not care how detrimental their actions are for the well being of the public. Fiscal responsibility does not equal societal responsibility.
Patent law, subsidies, regulations, states' rights One of the best documentaries I've seen showing the evils of government intervention in the market. Now imagine how things will go as we continue on a path of nationalizing our major industries. One thing this really opened my eyes about was patent law in particular. Patent law and intellectual property rights was something I thought was necessary to encourage innovation but now I'm much closer to becoming convinced that they should be abolished completely. People would strive to innovate and find ways to profit from it no matter what and with abuse like this possible, maybe it shouldn't be allowed at all by anyone.