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The Future of Food website is a website by Lily Films, the California-based production company of Filmmaker Deborah Koons Garcia. Here on the Future of Food website, we post news of interest to those in the soil sustainability movement.

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Soil and Food, Post Election

November 13, 20120 Comments

On this day, November seventh, 2012, we know who our president and political leaders will be in America for the next four years. We know that we will have the same cast of characters that we’ve had since the last election two years ago plus and minus a few faces and we know that Californians’ [...]

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Soil Association interviews Deborah Koons Garcia about new project

August 30, 20120 Comments

The Soil Association interviews Deborah Koons Garcia about her new film – Symphony of the Soil – which premiered in London on 17 May 2012. If you’re interested in putting on your own public screening or would like to know more about the film, please visit: http://www.symphonyofthesoil.com/

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As California Goes, So Goes the Nation: Prop 37

August 23, 20120 Comments

The Cornucopia Institute just came out with this Rockin’ Graphic: Corporate Charlatans vs Organic Heros about Prop 37. Turns out some of the biggest names in Organic are against GMO labeling. Why? Perhaps it’s because their parent companies which are giant multi nationals, are heavily invested in the continuation of the status quo- an industrialized, [...]

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Big Tobacco Shills Trying to Stop GMO Labeling in California

August 15, 20120 Comments

Written By Michele Simon, for Huffington Post, Posted: 08/14/2012 2:59 pm The food industry really hates it when you compare them to Big Tobacco. They try to deny the negative association by claiming that food is different from tobacco. Of course that’s true, but why are the same consultants who have worked for the tobacco [...]

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Big Ag Spends Big Bucks to Keep GMOs in Your Food Secret

August 9, 20120 Comments

—By Tom Philpott, Originally Published in Mother Jones,  Tue Aug. 7, 2012 3:00 AM PDT Remember that California ballot initiative, which will be voted on in November, that would require labeling of all foods containing genetically modified ingredients? I first wrote about it here. Since GM corn, soy, sugar beets, and cotton (the oil part) are processed into [...]

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Congress’ Big Gift to Monsanto

July 19, 20120 Comments

Original Post by  By Tom Philpott, Mother Jones Magazine, | Mon Jul. 2, 2012 3:00 AM PDT If you want your crops to bear fruit, you have to feed the soil. Few industries understand that old farming truism better than ag-biotech—the few companies that dominate the market for genetically modified seeds and other novel farming technologies. And [...]

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Why we need GMO food labeling

July 19, 20120 Comments

Original Article by: Ronnie Cummins, Start Tribune, June 28, 2012 – 7:47 PM FINLAND, Minn. – Recent national surveys by the Mellman Group and MSNBC, as well as polls conducted over the last two decades, indicate that 90 percent of U.S. consumers want to know whether or not the foods they eat and feed to their families [...]

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The Future of Food Trailer

June 21, 20120 Comments

The Future of Food has been a key tool in the American and international anti-GMO grassroots activist movements and played widely in the environmental and activist circuits since its release in 2004. The film is widely acknowledged for its role in educating voters and the subsequent success of passing Measure H in Mendocino County, California, [...]

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Senators grapple with the farm bill this week

June 19, 20120 Comments

Written by Marion Nestle: Original Link: http://www.foodpolitics.com/ This is the week to pay close attention to what’s happening with the farm bill.  The senate has agreed to begin voting this afternoon on 73 amendments. As the Washington Post puts it, this week’s “vote-o-rama” might actually end up passing a five-year bill that would cost $969 billion [...]

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California voters to decide on GMO labeling: Polls show overwhelming support for historic labeling initiative

June 19, 20120 Comments

          Original Post by Organic Consumers Association: http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_25624.cfm June 12, 2012 — Last night, the California Secretary of State’s office announced that the Right to Know initiative to label genetically engineered foods will be on the state’s November ballot. The historic initiative would be the first law in the United States [...]

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