"Island Earth" follows a group of Hawaiians trying to turn Hawaii into a beacon of hope
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 6 February, 2017 - Cyrus Sutton has been busy filming in Hawaii as he studies our relationship with food and where it comes from. He's spent the last few months following food from soil to table and interviewing outspoken critics of the current GMO trend.
"Perhaps the greatest threat facing the world today is how we will feed ourselves in the coming decades," says Sutton. "Experts warn we will have to grow as much food in the next 35 years to sustain ourselves as we've grown in the history of human civilization. Could GMO's help solve this pending crisis? Or will they spell destruction for life on Earth?"
The reason Sutton focused on Hawaii is because per acre there are more GMO crops grown in Hawaii than anywhere else in the world. To that end Hawaii has become a microcosm for both the world's food problems and solutions.
"Pre-contact Hawaiian societies perfected some of the most advanced sustainable farming systems ever documented," says Sutton. "Island Earth follows a group of Hawaiians trying to turn Hawaii into a beacon of hope in the face of the GMO controversy."