Program #RIFJ001. Recorded in Montreal, QC on January 22, 2000.Genetic engineering is being trumpeted as one of the greatest scientific developments in history. GE is not only revolutionizing agriculture but it is unlocking the secrets of life itself. Its proponents predict that it will cure diseases and feed the world. What does it mean when the natural world is replaced by laboratory experiments and corporations control the process?
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Maude Barlow, Chee Yoke Ling
Corporate Designed Food
The promise of "green revolutions" and "record harvests" is the justification for genetically modifying crops. A few giant global corporations dominate agriculture. They represent, according to Vandana Shiva, the noted...
Food Security & GMOs
Genetically modified organisms, GMOs have become hot button issues in more and more communities. GMOs are plants with altered DNA. Its proponents, large corporations like Monsanto, hail the technology as...
Marc Lappe, Britt Bailey
Frankenfood: Genetically Altered Cuisine
While cloned sheep and biomedical applications of DNA technology make headlines world-wide, the genetic modification and corporate takeover of our food supply is a quiet revolution. In the U.S., genetically...
Gene Wars: The Politics of Biotechnology
Rapid and radical developments are occurring in laboratories that will shape the future. Genetic engineering and biotechnology hold promise and peril. New varieties of plants and plant-derived medicines are being...
Resisting Monoculture, Rebuilding Community
Giant transnational corporations are taking control of agriculture. To increase profits, uniformity is imposed. Diversity is replaced by monoculture. The transnational corporations push genetically engineered crops as the wave of...