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Food Evolution (2016)

Using the controversy over genetically-modified foods as its entry point, 'Food Evolution' shows how easily fear and misinformation can overwhelm objective, evidence-based analysis.
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Food Evolution looks at one of the most critical questions facing the world today-that of food security-and demonstrates the desperate need for common sense, solid information, and calm logical deliberation. Using the often angry and emotional controversy over genetically-modified foods as its entry point, Food Evolution shows how easily fear and misinformation can overwhelm objective, evidence-based analysis. Food Evolution takes the position that science and scientists hold the key to solving the food crisis. But whose science? In the GMO debate, both sides claim science is on their side. Who's right? How do we figure this out? What does this mean for the larger issues of food security, sustainability, and environmental well-being? Food Evolution seeks to answer these critically important questions. Written by Future Food 2050

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Propaganda for multibillion dollar agrochemical corporations
23 June 2017 | by (California) – See all my reviews

A previous reviewer wrote, "For years discussions of GMOs, or genetically modified organisms, have been clouded by a fog of terrible cherry-picked documentaries".

Little must she realize that this is just another of these.

The documentary focuses on GMO papayas when 90% of GMOs are corn and soy plants... never mentioned in the documentary. This is propaganda for the agrochemical corporations under the guise of "facts" and "real science".

Gives no mention to the the fact that all the corn and soy grown in the US has been modified to withstand being drenched in herbicides (glyphosate) which have been shown in peer-reviewed studies to have detrimental effects to humans as well as the soil quality of the land on which it is sprayed. Doesn't mention that this is currently the primary way in which genetic-modification technology has been used: to make corn and soy plants resistant to a chemical which the World Health Organization has listed as "probably carcinogenic to humans" (based on research finding "convincing evidence" that the chemical caused cancer in laboratory animals), and which has led farmers and gardeners to file thousands of lawsuits against Monsanto, the corporation that produces the glyphosate-based herbicide Roundup. It is unsurprising, then, that the documentary also never acknowledges the fact that the scientist featured in the film, Alison van Eenennaam, worked as a project leader for Monsanto.

Multibillion dollar agrochemical corporations like Monsanto, Syngenta, Dow and DuPont are devoting millions of dollars to PR (public relations) campaigns to promote the "safety" of their experimental products and to silence any scientist or consumer who speaks up about the very real risks of covering food in their chemicals. These corporations are lobbying (i.e. bribing) our corrupt federal government to cover their backs by refusing to label food products containing plants that were modified to grow despite being sprayed with a carcinogen, and have now even infiltrated our federal "science" organizations such as the National Academy of Sciences in order to promote their profit-motivated propaganda. This documentary is merely more of this.

Compare to an Exxon-Mobil commercial assuring you that fossil fuel companies are investing in research to save the environment, or one of those old tobacco ads letting you know that "cigarettes don't cause cancer; they're cool!"

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