Deconstructing Supper

Director

Marianne Kaplan

Producers

MSK Productions Marianne Kaplan Leonard Terhoch
  • Release Date 2002
  • Running Time 48 minutes
  • Closed Captions Yes
  • Availability Canada

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Deconstructing Supper
Chef John Bishop explores the politics, economics and ethics of eating in the billion-dollar battle to control global food production.
Deconstructing Supper begins, innocently enough, with a clear yet unexpected question. A patron at Bishop's, one of Vancouver's top restaurants, asks renowned Canadian chef John Bishop whether or not his foods are GM (genetically modified). For Bishop, proud of his establishment and his culinary knowledge, the query is a revelation. Embarrassed, he admits that he doesn't know the answer. Although he uses mostly organically grown produce in his recipes, he realizes that he knows absolutely nothing about genetically modified foods - not what is in them, nor how they are grown. This pivotal moment makes Bishop question his responsibility as a restaurateur and leads him on a personal odyssey around the world to discover answers to the simple question: What are our food choices? With a hearty appetite for both food and information, chef Bishop explores the politics, economics and ethics of eating. His journey takes viewers on an eye-opening and engaging adventure into the billion-dollar battle to control global food production, unraveling fact from fiction, and information from disinformation. The results are startling, unexpected and thought-provoking.
A fascinating, if disturbing, primer on the subject of genetically modified food. It manages to instruct without scolding, explore without preaching, and ultimately, should interest anybody who eats. - Toronto Star 

Award(s): Chris Award, Columbus International Film & Video Festival; Second Place in Category, EarthVision Environmental Film Festival

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