This Thursday, the 4-Star will host a screening of “The Future of Food”, a documentary about the controversial topic of genetically engineered food. The film has been around since 2004, “widely acknowledged for its role in educating voters and the subsequent success of passing Measure H in Mendocino County, California, one of the first local initiatives in the country to ban the planting of GMO crops.”
The Future of Food is the first documentary that takes a look into what happens when food science advances and corporations are permitted to patent life. The film sheds light on a topic that is still not well understood by most people around the world, namely genetically modified foods. The topics addressed are highly relevant today as the FDA considers approving genetically modified salmon and the USDA decided to begin issuing permits to GM sugar beet producers, allowing them to plant the crop as long as they do not flower.
The film’s director, producer and writer, Deborah Koons Garcia, will be at the screening for a special Q&A after the film. The screening begins at 7pm and is being presented by the San Francisco Health & Wellness Film Group. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online in advance, or at the theater on Thursday night.