When the lights went up in the screening room at Tribeca Grill last night, the audience was silent with astonishment and distress. Is what I just saw really happening? The Future of Food by Deborah Koons Garcia is a frightening documentary on the evolution and current state of genetically modified foods in the US, and the complicity between the giant corporations and the government - working together on policy for profit. The 90-minute film starts with a nostalgic look at farming, extolling the virtues of the thousands of varieties of potatoes and corn grown in the US at the beginning of the 20th Century (97% have become extinct) and ending with corporations owning the patents on plant, animal and human genetic codes. Ripple effects on agriculture, international trade and health have already begun, with said ripples poised for tsunami upgrade not too far down the road. The film’s national theatrical release begins this week in NYC and will move on from Santa Monica to Cambridge. Everyone who eats food grown in America should see this film.