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Field of Genes

The effects of the biotechnology revolution on farmers and consumers.

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44 minutes
Directed by Janet Thomson
Produced by CBC's "The National"



Technology has quietly slipped into the food chain, shifting genes from one life form to another. Multi-national chemical companies have created genetically altered potatoes, corn, soybeans, and canola - that variously are toxic to pests, herbicide tolerant, and dependent on chemical inputs.

The biotechnology industry claims that its new foods have great potential for everyone, including the world's hungry. But skepticism abounds as to whether the hungry, or indeed the family farmer, or even the consumer, will derive substantial benefit from this high-tech, heavily capitalized new mode of production.



Grade Level: 7-12, College, Adult
US Release Date: 1998     Copyright Date: 1997
DVD ISBN: 1-59458-668-3     VHS ISBN: 1-56029-758-1




Reviews
"A big question is the tight relationship between the use of genetically altered crop seeds and the corporations that have developed them... Monsanto requires that farmers who grow them sign contracts restricting how they may dispose of excess production and requiring that unused seeds (be) return(ed) to the company...This film strives to present both sides of this sensitive issue in a careful and reasoned way. Highly recommended."
Buzz Haughton, Shields Library, UC-Davis MC Journal

"Given its cautionary bent, this timely, well-shot program is sure to provoke discussion."
Booklist

"A superb introduction...for a high school or college class; for a public teach-in or workshop about the topic; and for educating legislators."
The Maine Organic Farmer and Gardener

"An enlightening look at the evolution of transgenic food and the issues surrounding its production and consumption."
Cathy Schaeff, PhD, Biology Department, American University




PURCHASE
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VHS $59
RENT
DVD $35
VHS $35

Field of Genes


"This timely, well-shot program is sure to provoke discussion." Booklist

Awards and Festivals
Honorable Mention, Columbus International Film & Video Festival

Subjects
Agriculture
Biotechnology
Canadian Studies
Chemistry
Consumer Issues
Environment
Ethics
Genetically Modified Foods
Genetics
Globalization
Home Economics
Humanities
Hunger
Law
Science
Technology
Society

Social Science
Sustainable Agriculture


Related Titles

Risky Business
A discussion-starter on genetically engineered plants and animals.

My Father's Garden
Explores sustainable agriculture and the contrast between chemical and organic farming.

Beyond Organic
A model of community supported agriculture in the midst of suburban sprawl.

Food
Devising a sustainable food system -- one that is healthy, accessible, and affordable.


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