The Future of Food event
The Future of Food (PG)

Director: Deborah Koons Garcia
USA, 2004, 1 hour 29 minutes

See www.thefutureoffood.com for more information.
A lucid, well-argued examination of the complex web of market and political forces that are changing what we eat as multinational corporations seek to control the world’s food system and to silence farmers who dare to stand up to them. The potential impacts of the GM revolution and the patenting of seeds on the food we eat and on our health and that of our children are spelled out through interviews with farmers, activists and academics in a highly informative and engaging way. The film also explores alternatives to large-scale industrial agriculture such as organic and sustainable agriculture.

“The Future of Food could be the Fahrenheit 9/11 of the genetically engineered food battle.” Wired

The director, Deborah Koons Garcia will introduce her film The Future of Food. After the film Martin Orbach, Director of Abergavenny Food Festival, will chair a discussion of the issues raised by the film with Reverend Nick Read, Chaplain for Agriculture & Rural Life in Hereford Diocese. His background includes research. Work as the Food Policy & Research Adviser to the National Farmers Union and as founder-director of the Rural Stress Information Network. In his present post he is Vice-Chairman of the West Midlands Rural Affairs Forum and also chairs the steering group for the Holme Lacy project on sustainable agriculture.

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