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This email from Food Democracy Now! arrived in my inbox today and is worth sharing with all of you who read my blog. It’s about Consumed, a new feature film – a thriller – about what genetically modified foods are doing to us.
GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organism. Other names for the technology include Genetic Engineering (GE) and Genetic Modification (GM). GMO, GE, and GM all mean the same thing.
GMO is a different process from either hybridization and cross-breeding, both of which involve two related species.
In genetic modification, genes from one species are forced into another entirely unrelated species. While hybridization and cross-breeding have been done successfully for centuries, genetic engineering forcefully breaches the naturally-occurring barriers between species – and its long term effects and its effects on humans, other animals, and the environment have been inadequately studied. Much of the research on its short term effects have shown cause for alarm.
I recommend looking at this article if you want to learn more about GMO’s.
Here’s the email about the movie, Consumed, and how you can get to see it where you live:
Help change the conversation on GMO! Attend a screening of a new movie thriller about GMOs in a theater near you! This is an amazing film, so let’s fill every seat to make sure the world knows how Monsanto controls our food supply!
We received some disappointing news this week and I think it’s important to remember what this movement is all about. Despite the FDA’s recent approval of GMO salmon, in the past 4 years, a national movement for basic transparency in our food supply has sprung up across the United States and inspired millions of like-minded citizens like us around the world.
This massive awakening has only happened because millions of people like you have become educated about the complex topic of GMOs and decided to take massive action. From shifting to a more organic and non-GMO diet, to voting for GMO labeling to signing petitions, to supporting the organic and non-GMO companies that produce our food responsibly and with basic transparency, we’ve sparked a movement whose momentum is just getting started.
From the very beginning, we knew this would be a difficult battle. But right now, even though they’re continuing to rig the regulatory system against us, major American food companies are scrambling to keep up with the growing demand that the GMO labeling movement has created for healthy, organic and non-GMO food.
And now we think it’s time to get creative! Which is why Food Democracy Now! would like to bring your attention to a must-see new movie about GMOs.
In case you haven’t heard about it, CONSUMED is a new dramatic thriller (not a documentary) that sheds light on Genetically Modified Foods, champions the Right To Know movement, and promotes GMO labeling of foods sold in the United States.
Consumed tackles the complex issues of how corporations have taken over our food supply, bully and intimidate family farmers, corrupt science and the realities of improper safety testing from the American public.
Right now, you have a chance to help grow this movement even further, by making sure your friends and family go a see this dramatic new film, which could literally be the first blockbuster to tell the story of how companies like Monsanto have consolidated power in rural America and forced their products to be sold unlabeled here in the U.S. for more than 20 years.
To get tickets for Screenings in Cities Across America, click here: http://action.fooddemocracynow.org/go/1546?t=4&akid=1718.60187.sDPi5_
CLICK HERE to see a Trailer/Featurette on the film.
CONSUMED is arguably the first narrative feature film to truly tackle the complex and controversial world of GMOs in a substantive, yet entertaining way.
It features an incredible cast, including: Zoe Lister-Jones (Life in Pieces), Danny Glover (Lethal Weapon), Taylor Kinney (Chicago Fire), Anthony Edwards (Top Gun), Victor Garber (Argo), Kunal Nayyar (Big Bang Theory), Griffin Dunne (Dallas Buyers Club), and Beth Grant (Mindy Project).
“Very entertaining, relatable, suspenseful and informative and a real eye opener
to what is going on. This film has re-inspired and educated me.”
– Erin Brockovich
CONSUMED has partnered with GATHR FILMS to release one night only crowd sourced screenings in movie theaters nationwide. Each screening will be an exciting community event that will generate awareness of the Right To Know movement and bring this important issue to the attention of thousands of new individuals across the country.
CLICK HERE and enter your city to find your local screening of CONSUMED.
We are encouraging individuals, organizations, and community groups to support screening events of CONSUMED and help sell out movie theaters across the US.
Reserve your tickets to a screening of CONSUMED at the theater nearest you OR become a host of a screening and rally your friends and colleagues to join you at this important community event.
Be a part of the release of this groundbreaking film!
Gathr’s support team (firstname.lastname@example.org or 855.428.4787) is available if you’d like more information about how this works or how to rally local members to attend a screening.
Remember, democracy is like a muscle, either you use it or you lose it!
Thanks for participating in food democracy,
Founder / Executive Director
Food Democracy Now!
GMO Awareness. (2015). GMO Defined. See: http://gmo-awareness.com/all-about-gmos/gmo-defined/
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