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|Film: "The Future of Food"|
|Date||Monday November 29|
|Time||7:30 PM - 9:30 PM|
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505 E. Charleston, Palo Alto
|Organizer/Author||World Centric - Aseem Das|
"The Future of Food" offers an in-depth investigation into the disturbing truth behind the unlabeled GMO products that have quietly filled grocery store shelves over the past decade. From the test tube, to the farm field, to the supermarket, the film follows the personal stories of the farmers in the U.S., Canada who have been sued by large multi-national corporations for continuing the time-honored tradition of saving seeds; of the scientists in the U.S. and Europe who have been censored for raising serious public and environmental health concerns; and finally, of the consumers, who are beginning to question why this has escaped the attention of both the media and the Federal agencies in charge of keeping our food safe. "The Future of Food" unravels the complex web of market and political forces that are changing the nature of what we eat. Food has gone from being a basic need to being part of a larger billion-dollar battle to control the world's food production.
The film will be followed by an open discussion led by the film’s producer, writer, and director, Deborah Garcia.
$5 - $10 suggested donation; sponsored by World Centric, Peninsula Peace and Justice Center, and Peace Umbrella of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto.