Genetically modified foods are a hot topic and occupy so much of the current health talk. Are GMO foods bad for our health? Are GM foods damaging the environment? Are multi-national corporations controlling the GMO industry and controlling profits by limiting the amount of food in the world by genetically modifying seeds to only last for one yield?
There are so many questions regarding Genetically Modified Foods and what they mean for our health, our environment and our future so I have composed a list of the top films covering the current information we have on genetically modified seeds and what it means for us, our health, and our planet.
1. Genetic Roulette
Genetic Roulette is a film that covers never-Before-Seen-Evidence points to genetically engineered foods as a major contributor to rising disease rates in the US population, especially among children. Gastrointestinal disorders, allergies, inflammatory diseases, and infertility are just some of the problems implicated in humans, pets, livestock, and lab animals that eat genetically modified soybeans and corn. Monsanto’s strong arm tactics, the FDA’s fraudulent policies, and how the USDA ignores a growing health emergency are also laid bare. This sometimes shocking film may change your diet, help you protect your family, and accelerate the consumer tipping point against genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Don’t miss this film! The main feature film Genetic Roulette is 85 minutes. The package also contains a bonus DVD with: Seeds of Freedom (28 min) Narrated by Jeremy Irons, produced by The Gaia Foundation and African Biodiversity Network, this landmark film shows how the story of seed at the hands of multinationals has become one of loss, control, dependence and debt. More information about the Seeds of Freedom can be found here. The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods (42 min) Jeffrey Smith presents a concise, hard-hitting talk to more than 800 healthcare practitioners at Andrew Weil’s Arizona Center for Integrated Medicine conference in 2011. The Politics of GMOs (16 min) This presentation excerpt describes the unholy alliance between the US government and Monsanto, as well as some highlights of Monsanto’s dark history. 12 Short Public Service Announcements All content in the bonus disk can be played on television without charge or special permission.
2. Seeds Of Deception
Seeds of Deception is an award-winning documentary by Bertram Verhaag and Gabriele Kröber reveals harsh consequences of genetic engineering on three continents. Vandana Shiva, Andrew Kimbrell, Percy Schmeiser and others, describe uncontrollable, self-replicating GM contamination, failed crops, farmer suicides, and new GM animals that threaten natural populations.
3. Seeds Of Death
Seeds of Death documents that every single independent study conducted on the impact of genetically modified food shows that it damages organs, it causes infertility, it causes immune system failure, it causes holes in the GI tract, and it causes multiple organ system failure. The whole concept of genetically modified organisms is throwing a monkey wrench in the life on this planet. The reason why they have 170 million acres of genetically engineered corn, soybeans, cotton, canola oil and sugar beets in the United States is because it doesn’t have to be labeled. The first genetically modified animal, the salmon, may soon be approved for human consumption and there has not been sufficient animal health testing, human health testing, or environmental impact testing of these new transgenic fish.
4. The World According To Monsanto
The World According To Monsanto reports many controversies surrounding the use and promotion of genetically modified seeds, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), Agent Orange, and bovine growth hormone. Cases in the United States (including Anniston, Alabama), Canada, India, Mexico, Paraguay, the United Kingdom (Scotland) and France, are explored, claiming that the corporation’s collusion with governments, pressure tactics, suppression and manipulation of scientific data, and extra-legal practices aided the company’s attempts at dominating global agriculture. Scientists, representatives of the United States Food and Drug Administration and the United States Environmental Protection Agency, civil society representatives, victims of the company’s activities, lawyers, and politicians are interviewed.
5. Genetic Chile
Genetic Chile is An eye-opening look at the world of genetically modified foods through the lens of New Mexico s iconic chile pepper. The chile pepper defines New Mexican cuisine and is considered a sacred plant by many cultures. Despite overwhelming evidence of gene flow, persistent safety questions, predatory multinational agribusiness corporations and potential economic damage, the State of New Mexico funded research to produce a GMO chile. First time for a US state. Because the funding is public, filmmaker Chris Dudley, was able to force a rare interview with a genetic researcher at NMSU. This film is packed with information about the harmful use of GMO technology and the ignorance shown by the proponents of GMO crops.
6. Bonus Film: GMO OMG
GMO OMG is a film that I have yet to see because I haven’t had the chance to see it yet is “GMO OMG” so I just wanted to include the trailer and share that it could be in a theatre near you! Loved the trailer so wanted to include it because I think it will be a great film that I look forward to seeing and think that this might beat out one of the other top 5 GMO films so at least wanted to give it a shot!
What’s important is to be aware of what’s going on with genetically modified foods and in the industry as a whole. Monsanto will try to sell you lies and propaganda that they are doing good, but just look at India and the work of Vandana Shiva, she knows very well how monsanto is destructing agriculture… Just look up some of her speeches on youtube and see the big picture. Just because we have been growing genetically modified seeds doesn’t mean we need to keep doing that. We can go green by going organic.
Hopefully these films help you see perspectives that you wouldn’t have seen otherwise!
Make it an organic day!
– David Benjamin