Films

Scientists under attack (trailer)

Árpád Pusztai and Ignacio Chapela have two things in common. They are distinguished scientists and their careers are in ruins. Both scientists choose to look at the phenomenon of genetic engineering. Both made important discoveries. Both of them are suffering the fate of those who criticise the powerful vested interests that now dominate big business and scientific research.

Statements made by scientists themselves prove that 95% of the research in the area of genetic engineering is paid by the industry. Only 5% of the research is independent. The big danger for freedom of science and our democracy is evident. Can the public – we all – still trust our scientists?

More info: http://www.scientistsunderattack.com/inhalt.html

The world according to Monsanto (full film)

Monsanto’s controversial past combines some of the most toxic products ever sold with misleading reports, pressure tactics, collusion, and attempted corruption. They now race to genetically engineer (and patent) the world’s food supply, which profoundly threatens our health, environment, and economy. Combining secret documents with first-hand accounts by victims, scientists, and politicians, this widely praised film exposes why Monsanto has become the world’s poster child for malignant corporate influence in government and technology.

More info: http://films.nfb.ca/monsanto/

The idiot cycle (trailer)

The Idiot Cycle, a French-Canadian documentary, alleges six major chemical companies (Basf, Bayer, Monsanto, Du Pont, Dow, and Astrazeneca) are responsible for decades of cancer causing chemicals and pollution, and also develop cancer treatments and drugs. It also argues these companies own the most patents on genetically modified crops that have never been tested for long term health impacts like cancer.

More info: http://www.japanesepopsongs.com/idiotcycle/about_the_film.html

De moord op de honingbij (full documentary)

Actuele documentaire van Hetty Nietsch. Afl.: De moord op de honingbij. De massale en wereldwijde bijensterfte is een grote bedreiging voor onze voedselvoorziening. Zonder bijen geen groenten, geen noten, geen chocolade, geen koffie en geen fruit. De honingbij is als bestuiver een onmisbare schakel in de voedselketen. Met de komst van zeer agressief landbouwgif, dat werd ingezet tegen allerlei ziektes en schimmels, verdwenen ook de bijen. Kritische wetenschappers en imkers zien een relatie tussen het gif en de bijensterfte. De industrie, die miljarden verdient met de verkoop van het landbouwgif, ontkent dat. Van alle Europese landen heeft Nederland de grootste bijensterfte. Zembla over de controverses rond de bedreigde honingbij.

watch here: http://www.hebikietsgemist.nl/aflevering/53874/nederland-1/zembla/de-moord-op-de-honingbij.html

Vandana Shiva: The future of food (full three part interview)

A 3-part series of interviews with Dr. Vandana Shiva about the future of food that deals with the ability of all of us to have a choice of the foods that we eat, and for our farmers to be able to freely use their own seeds, and grow food in the manner that they choose.

More info: http://cookingupastory.com/vandana-shiva-the-future-of-food-part-1

Part II: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVlJqwft9I8&feature=relmfu

Part III: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQDqEUd53YQ&feature=relmfu

The future of food (full film)

The Future of Food is a 2004 American documentary film which makes an in-depth investigation into unlabelled, patented, genetically engineered foods that have made their way onto grocery stores in the United States for the past decade. It voices the opinions of farmers in disagreement with the food industry and details the impacts on their lives and livelihoods from this new technology, and shines a light on the market and political forces that are changing what people eat. The film decries the cost of a globalised food industry on human lives around the world, and highlights how international companies are gradually driving farmers off the land in many countries.

More info: http://www.thefutureoffood.com/About.html