“Misinformation, disinformation and outright lies are what our conventional food system runs on.”
As the new film, Organic Rising, created by Pulitzer Prize and Emmy award-winning filmmaker, Anthony Suau, points out – today’s food crisis is the civil rights movement of our time.
Americans are finally tired of eating food that causes disease. The masses are realizing that they’ve been lied to, and that it is time to revolutionize the way we grow our food. No longer will we tolerate the growing prevalence of chronic health problems like Alzheimer’s, cancer, diabetes, infertility, and IBS being caused by GMOs and pesticide use.
We vote with our forks and vote with our wallets, but we also have to continue educating ourselves as an act of defiance against CBS, the New York Times, and other mainstream media outlets who keep trying to convince us that genetically modified are the answer to all food crises.
The organic food industry is steadily growing, too. Sales are projected to rise from “$28 billion in 2012 to $264 billion in 2017.” Much of this new economy will be created by local business, too.
“There are all these entrepreneurs that are bubbling up and there are a lot of technical assistance providers to help them to do their jobs better,” said Sarah Knobloch, a senior program associate at the Kinship Foundation, which supports Food: Land: Opportunity.
“The strongest myth is that organic agriculture is warm and fuzzy but it isn’t going to feed the world – but that is absolutely not true.” – US Farmer
There are socio-economic, political, environmental, and of course health aspects to this revolution in our food sustainability. Organic farming is explored in depth in Organic Rising, and many myths are dispelled. It is only with truth that farmers and consumers will wrest the current food–making system from monopolizing companies like Monsanto and once again grow nourishment.
You can learn more about the film here:
Additionally, you can check out the Organic Consumer Association’s buying guide to make sure you are getting as much organic produce into your diet as possible.