Review: The Fictional ‘Runoff’ Rings Truer Than Most Big Ag Documentaries

June 29, 2015

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Steve Allen once said that after tragedy comes comedy. As far as the ongoing tragedy of agribusiness goes, the aphorism could be tweaked to “after documentary comes drama.” The creepy-crawly crumminess of industrial farming has been well-known and thoroughly exposed through a full slate of documentaries. Some focus on (supposed) dangers of GMOs to human health (GMO…