The Future of Food by Deborah Koons Garcia tells the story behind genetically engineered food that ends up on grocery store shelves in the US. It investigates how these items can be unlabeled and patented, criticizing the fact that living organisms can be patented.
This film examines the effect that international companies in the now globalised food industry are having on farmers. Some farmers in North America have even been sued by these large corporations. Furthermore, it argues that there is a risk if the world depends on these multinational companies that biodiversity could be negatively impacted.
The Future of Food does offer hope and solutions in the form of sustainable organic agriculture. Not only would this support farmers who are being run off their land but also reduce society’s dependence on global food giants that want complete control.