Risky Business – Biotechnology and Agriculture


The effects of genetic engineering on food, health and the environment.

SKU: 698
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Year Produced: 1996
Running time: 24 minutes


Thousands of animals and plants are being genetically engineered: foods for longer shelf life, crops to tolerate more poisonous chemicals, and pigs so that their hearts can be transplanted into people. This video is designed to stimulate a long overdue discussion about the effects of this now technology on farmers, our food supply, public health and the environment. U.S.A. (Please quote full title to avoid confusion with another programme).
This film is of historical interest and reflects the cultural attitudes, medical procedures and language of the time it was made. But the issues raised may be timeless.