FMTV - Circle Of Poison

Circle Of Poison

Runtime: 70m 43s | Release date: 2016

This film features: 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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Marie Vest | 7 months, 1 week ago
Thank you! I will watch both!
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Marie Vest | 7 months, 1 week ago
Thank you for making this knowledge available to everyone! What can I do to keep my home chemical free? I am currently swamped with ants in the kitchen and bathroom.. Probably other places too I haven't discovered yet, yesterday I removed a tick ( yuk,,yuk, freaked me out) it was in my hair! I want to be chemical free but how do I control these problems? I appreciate any suggestions you might have.
Marie
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Jasmin Habelito | FMTV | 7 months, 1 week ago
Hi Marie! Thanks for asking. There are lots of films here which you can check out. Chemerical is truly informative and provides simple solutions: https://www.fmtv.com/watch/chemerical. We also have Cyndi O’Meara's tips here: https://www.fmtv.com/watch/detox-your-home. Hope you get to watch them! ~ Jasmin ❤
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Sieglinde Kinser | 9 months, 1 week ago
This is so sad heartbreaking. What is wrong with Some people????
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Deb | 10 months, 1 week ago
Each documentary I see on FMTV is so important! Everyone should see this one!
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Pauline Balidiong | FMTV | 10 months, 1 week ago
We appreciate this lovely feedback, Debby! :) ~ Pauline
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krystal kouvaras | 2 years, 4 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 | 2 years, 4 months ago
People should be more aware of the chemicals in our food. Mot only in America but also in Europe.

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Sieglinde Kinser | 9 months, 1 week ago
Yes world wide really.
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danielle klok | 2 years, 4 months ago
Great movie. I Eat Organic now, because of this movie.
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