There is a revolution happening in the farm fields and on the dinner tables
of America -- a revolution that is transforming the very nature of the food
we eat. "The Future Of Food" offers an in-depth investigation into the
disturbing truth behind the unlabeled, patented, genetically engineered
foods that have quietly filled U.S. grocery store shelves for the past
decade. From the prairies of Saskatchewan, Canada to the fields of
Oaxaca, Mexico, farmers lives and livelihoods have been negatively
impacted by this new technology. The health implications, government
policies and push towards globalization are all part of the reason why
many people are alarmed by the introduction of genetically altered crops
into our food supply. "The Future Of Food" examines the complex web of
market and political forces that are changing what we eat as huge
multinational corporations seek to control the world's food system. Also
explored are the alternatives to large-scale industrial agriculture, placing
organic and sustainable agriculture as real solutions to the farm crisis today.


"McLibel" is the true story of a postman and a gardener who took on
McDonald's and wouldn't say "McSorry," in a legal battle since described
as "the biggest corporate PR disaster in history." McDonald's used the
UK's libel laws to suppress criticism. Major media organizations like the
BBC & The Sun crumbled and apologized. But then McDonald's sued
penniless activists' Helen Steel and Dave Morris. In the longest trial in
English legal history, the "McLibel 2" represented themselves against
McDonald's USD$19 million legal team. Every aspect of the
corporation's business was cross-examined: from junk food and McJobs,
to animal cruelty, environmental damage and the company's advertising
to children. McDonald's tried every trick in the book against them. Legal
maneuvers. A visit from Ronald McDonald. Even spies. 7 years later, in
Feb. 2005, the marathon legal battle finally concluded in the European
Court of Human Rights. The result took everyone by surprise - especially
the British Government. "McLibel" is not about hamburgers. It is about
the power multinational corporations wield over our everyday lives and
two unlikely heroes who are changing McWorld.
Building Bridges and most WBAI Programs are now being archived
for 90 Days. They are also being PodCast. These links will be live ca.
15 minutes after the program ends.To listen, download or PodCast
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