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"THE FUTURE OF FOOD" Special Guest: Deborah Koons Garcia filmaker
Date Thursday February 17
Time 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Details
Fresno Art Museum - Bonner Auditorium
2233 N. First Street
Fresno, CA
Event Type Other
Organizer/AuthorKenley Neufeld
Thursday, February 17, 2005, 7:00pm
Fresno Art Museum - Bonner Auditorium
2233 N. First Street
Fresno, CA

Special Guest: Deborah Koons Garcia
writer, producer, director

Visit http://www.thefutureoffood.com or call 486-1574 for more information
Donation requested but no one will be turned away for lack of funds
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"...eye-opener...a powerful polemic, graphically depicting political,
economic and agricultural ramifications of genetic engineering... The
film's power derives from heartbreaking interviews with farmers in
Canada and the U.S. Midwest..." -- Wines and Vines

"...this masterful film leaves one hungry for more." -- Bay Area Business Woman

Join us for a special engagement with writer, director, and producer Deborah Koons Garcia and her new film THE FUTURE OF FOOD. Deborah Koons Garcia fell in love with filmmaking when she first picked up a Bolex at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She went on to receive a M.F.A. from the San Francisco Art Institute. Her educational series "All About Babies," narrated by Jane Alexander, won a Cine Golden Eagle and a Gold Medal from the John Muir Medical Film Festival. Her feature film "Poco Loco" won awards at the Philadelphia, Rivertown and Central Florida Film Festivals. She was the instigator and chief creative consultant for "Grateful Dawg" about the musical friendship between her husband Jerry Garcia and David Grisman. Her most recent film, THE FUTURE OF FOOD, explores the impact of the biotech revolution on America's food system.

There is a revolution going on in the farm fields and on the dinner tables of America, a revolution that is transforming the very nature of the food we eat. THE FUTURE OF FOOD offers an in-depth investigation into the disturbing truth behind the unlabeled, patented, genetically engineered foods that have quietly filled U.S. 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 about 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.

Generously supported by Slow Food Madera, T&D Willey Farms, Fresno Center for Nonviolence, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Peace Fresno, Fresno Film Works, and FresCAMP.
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