Changing the Food System

Trail #1 - Why the Food System Must be Changed

... outlines the issues of the industrial food-production and its outputs (supermarket food; global warming...). Traditional/local food production systems, while not the problem, are also under considerable threat from it.

#2 - How the Food System Must Change

... investigates what can be done - when city-based community efforts to counter these impacts face overwhelming odds, and good-hearted intention through movements like Permaculture are stunted by land prices.

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4. GMOs - By Hook or By Crook


  • Domination of global seed resources, 1
  • Tie-up with environmentally-toxic chemicals,
  • Associated with monoculture-style farming.
  • Multiple consumer health problems.

Health Risks from GMOs. As you’ve already discovered there are plenty of interwoven reasons why the industrialised food system must be changed. So far we’ve emphasised environmental impacts. Next we turn to the bio-tech industry, and the destructive outcomes of its GMOs (genetically-modified organisms). These cause long-term biological damage, including on human health.

Seeds of Death: Unveiling The Lies of GMOs

The GMO controversy is even more complex than the science itself. To grasp this topic fully requires considering quite a range impacts. Hence the full-length documentary.
A similar doco: Genetic Roulette – The Gamble of our Lives. (2013).

To ease this learning curve/ or if you believe you're up with all the impacts of G.E/ GMOs then try a spin on the: GMO WHEEL OF CHANGE

Seeds of Death (2012) -- (80 mins.)

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The World According to Monsanto

The earliest (2008) 'whistleblower' documentary on the many controversies surrounding the use and promotion of Roundup (glyphosate) and genetically-modified (GMO) seeds.
Twenty years later glyphosate has been given its marching orders across Europe: EU Gives Glyphosate 5 More Years

Food Evolution

FOOD EVOLUTION (2017) investigates the brutally polarised debate surrounding GMOs in our food.
Traveling from Hawaiian papaya groves to banana farms in Uganda to the cornfields of Iowa, this film claims to wrestle with the one of the most heated arguments of our time.
Yet it avoids the conspicuous issues of monoculture farming and the problems relating to herbicides/pesticides, instead selectively focusing on a few smaller, more recent 'successes'.

Food Evolution -- Trailer only (2mins.)

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Ingested plant miRNAs regulate gene expression in animals

The idea that inherited genes are our unvarying destiny has now been proven wrong.
Mike Adams ( on explains the implications of (then) ground-breaking research (Jan'12) into how what we eat affects our DNA.

More recently: Could the food we eat affect our genes? Study in yeast suggests this may be the case.." University of Cambridge.11 Feb'16.

Monsanto's Ties to Big Government, (3 mins. extract)

Cell Research (journal) - Article Link

The Toxic-ready family

Once there was only 'Roundup-ready'. Now there is also 2,4-D-ready, and Dicamba-ready, both of which were once completely banned from general agriculture because of their serious toxicity.

Natural selection dictates that the bugs and weeds now 'controlled' by these chemicals will inevitably win this arms race. What then ? TO find out more search online for "Enlist Duo"; and "dicamba ban".

Growers talk about weed control -- (3 mins.)