The one thing I would like to say about this documentary film is that they should be ashamed of themselves for plagiarizing The Future of Food (2004). In The Future of Food, the documentarian (Deborah Koons Garcia) tackles the organic food vs. GMO food issue in decent detail. She interviews individuals who have been affected by GMOs: farmers, mothers of sickened children, consumers, experts. She presents a link between the behemoth Monsanto and its exploitation of farmers over supposed GMO patent infringement. She reveals the blatant conflicts of interest between current (at the time in 2004) and former executives of Monsanto and current and former officials in the US Government and its various regulatory agencies. She interviews experts. She presents scientific data about what a GMO really is (including the 6-7 the viruses and bacteria that go into genetically modifying those organisms to make them Roundup Ready). Yes, it’s got an emotional appeal, but then again, what documentary doesn’t?
What is nauseating is that Food, Inc. acts like it came up with its own format, when in actuality, it plagiarized and appropriated its format directly from The Future of Food!
Shameless! It makes me sick that within a mere 4 years, another filmmaker could come out with the same film and not even reference its predecessor.
Sure, in Food, Inc., they based the first half of their film on the mass production of MEAT, which was not covered in The Future of Food, but in exactly the same vein as The Future of Food, the 2nd half of Food, Inc. was devoted to GMO soybeans and corn (GMO corn is covered to a great extent in The Future of Food) and the exploitation of farmers by who else but MONSANTO!
I’m disappointed that, as a viewing nation, we are too stupid to even recognize, or care about, the obviousness of this plagiaristic appropriation.
We have too few memories.