Pretty good DVD…documentary about where your food comes from. I would’ve liked to see more detail, but that’s because this is a subject matter that I’ve been interested in for a pretty long time, so I’ve heard a lot of it before. But, it might be a good place to introduce people to this kind of content.
It talks mostly about what mass production has done and is doing to our food supply.
No matter how many times I hear about how farmers are forced into conforming to big agri-business, I’m still completely shocked by it all.
Did you know that if a seed is genetically modified (GM), that a company can place a patent on it? And that means that when a farmer buys that seed, he/she is not allowed to re-seed with the seeds that come from that plant…they have to re-purchase seeds every season. They are not legally allowed to clean seeds and use them the following season. AND, if the seeds from a GM farm blow onto and germinate on a non-GM farm, the non GM farmer can be sued. And there is no way to prove that the seed was not planted purposely. And so basically, there is no way that these farmers can plant the non-GM seeds, because their farms become contaminated by the GM seeds anyway…and they get sued!
Farmers are losing their shirts over this. They can’t afford the legal battle against the big agri-business companies.
I think independent farmers deserve better protection, don’t you?