There is a revolution happening in the farm fields and on the dinner tables of America that is transforming the very nature of the food we eat. Deborah Koons Garcia, the widow of the legendary Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia, takes an in-depth look at the disturbing truth behind the unlabeled, patented, genetically engineered foods that have quietly filled U.S. grocery store shelves for the past decades. She says “if this corporatization of our whole food system isn’t stopped, at some point it will be too late.”
“The Future of Food” is Deborah Koons Garcia’s timely documentary of the evolving condition of the food and agriculture industry, and, more importantly, what it means to our world. It is an eye-opening film that delves into the truth behind what is in our foods, and how their production is being controlled.
The agricultural giants are using technological breakthroughs in science to control the market in ways that are financially beneficial to them, but potentially harmful to the health of the consumers. These agri-giants are like that over-achieving elementary school brainiac, who, in an effort to win the coveted first prize, didn’t pay attention to the chemicals in his precious volcano, and the fumes killed everyone in the class; and all for a shiny blue ribbon. Well, as it looks now, we’re eating that volcano, and blue ribbons are being handed out left and right to greedy little over-achievers like Monsanto.
One way we can keep our health and our lives in our own hands is by staying informed and educated on these critical issues, and also informing others. Our knowledge of these issues is the most powerful weapon we can have.