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The Genetic Takeover or Mutant Food

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Have we become unwitting guinea pigs for multinationals who blithely disregard millions of years of evolution? In just a few short years, genetically modified plants have become part of our daily diet and are already found in 75% of processed foods. This revolution has occurred without consumer awareness and without the knowledge of potential risks to our health and to the environment. Many scientists and farmers vigorously condemn the absence of independent, adequate testing. The Genetic Takeover casts a sober look at a potentially explosive situation. In response to consumer demands, many European and Asian countries have instituted mandatory labelling of genetically modified foods. North America, however, has been slow to react. In their relentless fight for profits, the industrial giants seem willing to ignore basic safety rules. Can food crops, a vital element of the collective wealth of this planet, remain at the mercy of private interests? Some subtitles.

2000, 52 min 14 s

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Honorable Mention - Category: Science and Technology
International Film and Video Festival
October 25 to 27 2000, Columbus - USA

Jury Grand Prix all categories
International Festival of Multimedia and Video in Healthcare
June 8 to 9 2000, Montréal - Canada

Special Mention
Festival du film Chercheur
April 1 2000, Nancy - France

President of the Festival Award
GO FIGURE! (Téléscience)
December 2 to 12 1999, Montréal - Canada