But more than that, the film is a love story about cooking and gardening — and the importance of regaining control over where our food comes from.
When Aube Giroux was growing up in Nova Scotia, Canada, her mother had a big vegetable garden in the backyard. That garden was the family’s grocery store. It provided fresh, organic ingredients for every meal and taught Giroux to love food; but it was also a form of activism for her mother, who believed fiercely in people’s right to control the source of their nourishment.
Once Giroux left home, however, she realized that putting food on the table is not so simple as it had been in childhood. In the mid-1990s the first genetically modified (GM) foods hit the market and have continued to proliferate over the years. They are now found in four main crops in Canada — soybeans, corn, sugar beet, and canola — most of which are used for animal feed, but are also found in 70 percent of processed foods.
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