Pro surfer and filmmaker Cyrus Sutton is coming out with an important film about GMOs and the future of farming that is worth keeping on your radar. As the global population continues to grow, how to effectively, efficiently and safely provide food for future generations is a topic that concerns everyone. As the film points out, experts warn that we'll have to grow as much food in the next 35 years as we've grown in all of human history to sustain our planet. Now that's a lot of food!
GMOs have been a source of contention for some time. Sutton's movie Island Earth uses Hawaii as a case study to determine the impact of GMOs in farming practices. Hawaii has a particularly rich agricultural history. While today more GMO crops are grown per acre there than anywhere else in the world, pre-contact Hawaiian societies perfected some of the most advanced and sustainable farming systems ever documented. Island Earth follows a group of Hawaiians who are tackling the difficult questions regarding GMOs in the hopes to find sustainable options for future populations and our planet.
To stay updated on when and where you can see the whole movie, click here. Below is an excerpt from the movie regarding permaculture practices in Hawaii to give you a
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