What are we eating?
The film “The Future of Food” will be shown this Friday night, (August 1st) at Algoma University at 7pm in the Westlife Amphitheatre (Room NW 200), as part of the Cinema Politica Film Series (www.cinemapolitica.org/saultstemarie) .
The Future of Food offers an in-depth investigation into the disturbing truth behind the unlabeled, patented, genetically engineered foods that have quietly filled our grocery store shelves for the past decade.
From the prairies of Saskatchewan, Canada to the fields of Oaxaca, Mexico, this film gives a voice to farmers whose lives and livelihoods have been negatively impacted by this new technology. The health implications, government policies and push towards globalization are all part of the reason why many people are alarmed by the introduction of genetically altered crops into our food supply.
Shot on location in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, The Future of Food examines the complex web of market and political forces that are changing what we eat as huge multinational corporations seek to control the world’s food system. The film also explores alternatives to large-scale industrial agriculture, placing organic and sustainable agriculture as real solutions to the farm crisis today.
We will be having a special panel discussion after the film, which will include local individuals involved in agriculture in various capacities. If you’re concerned about what is happening to our food system and want to learn more, this is a must see film!
Hope to see you there…please pass it on!
Guest Facilitator: Lee-Ann Chevrette