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New activist documentary puts GMOs under the microscope

27/08/2014

Accent Film is pleased to announce the release on DVD of GMO OMG. The documentary will be available September 17.

Filmmaker and activist Jeremy Seifert started out on this project as a concerned father. That concern emanated from the future his kids might inherit soon when he considered the increasing consumption of processed food in the US and how 80% of it was derived from genetically modified organisms of which now make up 80% of all processed food. Most meat and dairy originates from GMOS. But what are the affects? Seifert hits the ground and talks to farmers, consumers and proponents of organic living in detailing how GMOs lower immune responses and nutrition, create new allergies and make non toxic foods toxic.

Companies like Monsanto have patented natural resources and become a dominant player in an industry which governments have become captive to. One of the issues this raises is that short term productions are not sustainable long term.

"Anything that is too big to fail is too big," notes Seifert who takes his cause to the street following in the footsteps of advocate filmmakers such as Michael Moore (Roger and Me).

Seifert also asks the question of whether it is even possible to reject the food system currently in place, or have we lost something we can't gain back? These and other questions take Seifert on a journey from his family's table to Haiti, Paris, Norway. Along the way we gain insight into a question that is of growing concern to citizens the world over: what's on your plate?

"Even those who have been paying close attention to these issues," notes the Village Voice, "are likely to glean some new insight into the various branches of the matter." Epicurious raves, "What's great about this film is how it lays out all the issues so clearly, from the viewpoint of a charismatic dad of three young kids who is worried about their future." While Screen Daily calls GMO OMG, "a revelation about genetic modification of food in the US, and what is at stake for the global food supply."



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