Genetic Roulette – The Gamble of Our Lives

Genetic Roulette - Film“Genetic Roulette – The Gamble of our Lives” is a film produced in 2012 by Jeffrey M. Smith. It’s about GMO (genetically modified organism) food.

I first watched the film after it came out in 2012. It has since been augmented with more information. Early this month I received a link from the Institute for Responsible Technology letting me know I could view the film again for free online during the week of November 2-8, which I did. It was just as revealing the second time as the first. This was most likely a push focused on the residents of Washington state voting on their I-522 which was a call for food labeling. That Initiative was voted down 51 to 49 – very close. The Yes on 522 website called it “unfortunate” and felt the results were in part because of an all-time low turnout of voters.

My friend, Jon Rappoport, published his blog post today titled “How Public Relations Led the GMO-labeling Movement Astray.” He has some good points. His bottomline is this:

Here is the bottom line. The issue of food has two sides. On the one hand, you build an alternative universe in which people grow and sell and buy food that is sustaining and healthy. On the other hand, you attack the criminals who are degrading and poisoning the food supply.

One without the other doesn’t work.

TV ads must, and I mean must, attack Monsanto and the other big food-tech giants.

Read the full blog post . . .

In America we do still have choices we can make. This article at lists companies and amounts donated by them in the effort to defeat labeling of GMO foods. While most of us may not have the means or ability to create or fund a TV ad, we can all affect the issue with how and where we spend our money. We can shop at stores that understand and support shoppers’ right to know what’s in their food, and their right to feed their family healthy food.

Read GMO Myths and Truths from the Non-GMO Project . . .

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