The Future of Food

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. In addition to the US there is a focus on Canada and Mexico.

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 farmers are outraged that they are held legally responsible for their crops being invaded by “company-owned” genes. The film generally opposes any patenting of life, and particularly the destruction of traditional cultural practices.