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Our daily poison: Film investigates the causes of our cancer epidemic

INFORMATION RELEASE, 14th March 2011 - A new film by Marie-Monique Robin, French journalist and film maker will be shown on Arte TV (French and German language television) on Tuesday 15 March 2011 at 20.45. It follows her investigation into the health effects of chemicals used in conventional, intensive farming.

Following the success of her previous film, "The world according to Monsanto" about GMOs, this new enquiry looks at how modes of food production, packaging and consumption are resulting in cancer and other diseases. She gives special attention to pesticides, aspartame and bisphenol A (BPA).

The report takes her to Ruffec, near Poitiers, France where the first meeting of farmers and bystanders affected by pesticide exposure, "victimes des pesticides", took place - an initiative that is supported by Generations Future (formerly MDRGF) and HEAL.

She also visited the US Food and Drug Administration and the European Food Safety Authority to demonstrate the inadequate process in which chemicals that contaminate our food chain are tested, evaluated and regulated.

Finally, she explores how certain foods may useful be used to support human immune mechanisms.

Watch the trailer and read more about the film at http://www.arte.tv/fr/Comprendre-le... The film is also available as a DVD.

For German speakers, see the video interview with Marie-Monique Robin at http://www.arte.tv/de/Die-Welt-vers...

For English speakers, the trailer of World according to Monsanto is available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8hF... or an interview with Marie-Monique Robin on the Slow Food International website (2009) at http://sloweb.slowfood.com/sloweb/e...

Last updated on 16 May 2011

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