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Circle Of Poison

Runtime: 70m 43s | Release date: 2016

This film features: Dr. Vandana Shiva.

Once a pesticide is banned in the United States for its dangerous health and environmental effects, companies are still permitted to manufacture it for export only. This policy sends a message to the world that American lives are more valuable, yet ironically, these toxic pesticides circulate the globe and come back to the US as residues on imported food in the circle of poison.

Narrated by Elizabeth Kucinich and featuring interviews with President Jimmy Carter, Dr. Vandana Shiva, Professor Noam Chomsky, Senator Patrick Leahy, and his Holiness the Dalai Lama, the film exposes the shocking practice of corporate profit in the toxic pesticide trade. It takes viewers across the globe to India, Mexico, Argentina, Bhutan, and the United States, to document the emotional stories of victims and the inspiring ways communities are fighting back.

Circle of Poison shows how the global pesticide industry is politically powerful, shaping regulations (or lack thereof) and the conditions of food and farming around the world. Yet for every victim of the industry, there are even more people fighting for their rights to safety and health, and creating alternatives to the agrochemical industrial complex.

From organic farm co-ops in Mexico and Argentina, a growing Farmers Market in India, to the entire country of Bhutan becoming 100 percent organic, people are finding ways to grow food that is healthier for their families, communities, and the environment that don't rely on or enrich the agrochemical corporations that have poisoned them.

Featuring:

President Jimmy Carter
His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Professor Noam Chomsky
Dr. Vandana Shiva
Senator Patrick Leahy
Elizabeth Kucinich
C Jayakumar
Kathryn Gilje
Monique Harden
Kesang Tshomo
Jay Feldman
Daniel Bareilles

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krystal kouvaras | 5 months ago
Thank God for Bhutan. Wow an entire country devoted to organic. Bless their government. If not for them this movie would have left me feeling hopeless. I cannot conceive the evil that exists in those chemical companies. To knowingly kill and maim innocent people. How can they live with themselves.
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danielle klok | 5 months, 2 weeks ago
People should be more aware of the chemicals in our food. Mot only in America but also in Europe.

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danielle klok | 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Great movie. I Eat Organic now, because of this movie.
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Cindy Calhoun | 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Keep educating. This knowledge makes me sick, but taught me well
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Jasmin Habelito | FMTV | 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Hi Cindy! Many of these documentaries are here to explore create awareness and we're happy to know that this is appreciated. Thank you for your support. ~ Jasmin ❤ 
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Christine Sherwood | 6 months, 3 weeks ago
I will never eat an imported cashew again. This film really upset me as we're so helpless to create the immediate change that's needed. People need to wake up & pay more attention to the food there sold.
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Deborah Levasseur | 7 months ago
I can't get this to play on the roku from the app but it will play on my tablet.
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Jasmin Habelito | FMTV | 7 months ago
Hi Deborah!! So sorry for the inconvenience. This has now been fixed and there should be no issues while watching this on the ROKU. Let us know if you still need help by connecting with our Support Angels through Live Chat. ~ Jasmin.
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Vanessa Ward | 7 months ago
Absolutely shocking and heartbreaking seeing those children who now have illnesses and deformities from the use of pesticides. The companies who manufacture these poisons have no morals, so it is up to the people to stand up for what is right. I loved the piece right at the end with the Deli Lama voicing his words on capitalism/profit, the gap between the rich and the poor, and also on educating the people about the monstrosities happening in the worlds food system.
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Jasmin Habelito | FMTV | 7 months ago
Hi Vanessa! The film is truly an important documentary to bring these facts to light. Hope to see more people get enlightened by watching this. ~ Jasmin
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