Think GMO’s Should Be Labeled? Check Out Movie Night

Kym Kemp / Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012 @ 9:54 a.m. / Activism

Friday, August 10th at 6 P.M. at the Vet’s Hall in Garberville two movies will be shown to raise awareness of food issues. The first, Farmageddon; The Unseen War on American Family Farms, is by a first-time film maker, small farm advocate, fresh milk drinker and a mom.  One of her children was ridden with multiple allergies and asthma as a pre-schooler, and when medications couldn’t help him, she found that raw milk helped him recover.  Since then, she has tried to buy most of her family’s food directly from local, organic farms. When she learned that farmers and co-ops all over the country were increasingly getting raided by the government, she set out to  make a film about it.

The second,  Scientists Under Attack, is a political thriller about GMOs and freedom  of speech. Árpád Pusztai and Ignacio Chapela have two things in common. They are distinguished scientists and their careers are in ruins. Both scientists choose to look at the phenomenon of genetic engineering. Both made important discoveries. Both of them are suffering the fate of those who criticise the powerful vested interests that now dominate big business and scientific research. Statements made by scientists themselves prove that 95% of the research in the area of genetic engineering is paid by the industry. Only 5% of the research is independent. The big danger for freedom of science and our democracy is evident.

The organizers of the movie night have been working with the California Right To Know GMO labeling initiative which made it on the November 2012 ballot. It is now known as Proposition 37.

Suggested donation $3, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Non-GMO popcorn will be served.

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