Are GMOs Dangerous?
Documentary film “GMO OMG” explores how GMOs affect our health, the health of our planet, and our freedom of choice.
Director Jeremy Seifert's film "GMO OMG" documents his family’s struggle to live and eat without consuming genetically modified food and explores the destructive impact GMOs have on our health and the health of the planet.
The simplest treats of childhood, like ice cream and Halloween candy, steaks, and even farm-raised fish all contain GMOs. In fact, GMOs are present in 80% of all processed foods, 90% of the sugar beet crop, and 90% of canola oil.
Seifert interviews farmers in the Midwest who claim growing GMO crops helps feed billions of people each year. However, Jeff Moyer, farm director of the Rodale Institute in Kutztown, Pa., shows Seifert evidence that although GMO crops may initially have higher yields, over time, those yields even out. And under drought or severe weather conditions, organic crops do significantly better. Gilles-Éric Séralini, a French scientist who is a professor of molecular biology at the University of Caen, presents evidence that Roundup Ready corn from Monsanto creates tumors in lab rats.
Monsanto is fighting any state or nationally sponsored attempts to label foods containing GMOs with hundreds of millions of lobbying dollars and the threat of lawsuits.
Seifert believes the prevalence of GMO products in our society is approaching a tipping point. If we do not act now, it might be too late.
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