MUMBAI: Mahesh Bhatt will launch a documentary film Poison on the Platter that he has co-directed with Ajay Kanchan.
The documentary exposes the nexus between biotech multinational companies from the US and Government regulatory bodies in India. In association with Coalition for A GM-Free India, Bhatt showcased the film recently in Mumbai. The screening was followed by a panel discussion on the impact of Genetically Modified (GM) foods on human health and environment, involving noted Food Policy analyst Dr. Devinder Sharma, Kanchan and Bhatt.
Bhatt’s film makes a mockery of Government of India’s claim of not allowing import of any GM foods in the country as it conclusively demonstrates that supermarkets in India are flooded with harmful food stuff and biotech MNCs are cashing on the ignorance of unsuspecting consumers in India.
“The nexus between the biotech MNCs and regulatory bodies is cashing on the ignorance of unsuspecting consumers in India. Since food is our single most important requirement, the genetically modified food is the greatest danger that the mankind has ever faced,” says Kanchan.
“It’s by far the most disturbing subject that I have dealt with among my documentaries simply because it concerns nearly every single person living on this planet,” adds Bhatt.