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GMO OMG (2013)

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Credited cast:
Jeremy Seifert ... Himself
... Herself
Cary Fowler ... Himself - Executive Director, Global Crop Diversity Trust
Dennis Kucinich ... Himself
... Himself
Chavannes Jean-Baptiste ... Himself - Leader, Peasant Movement of Papaye
Hans R. Herren ... Himself - President, Millennium Institute (as Hans Herren)
Jeff Moyer ... Himself - Farm Director, Rodale Institute
Gilles-Eric Séralini ... Himself - Professor, University of Caen (as Gilles-Eric Seralini PhD)
Mark Smallwood ... Himself - Executive Director, Rodale Institute
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Adam ... Himself - Hybrid seed dealer
Don Grimes ... Himself - Seed Dealer & Conventional Farmer
Sammy Junior III ... Himself - Row Cropper and Custom Applicator
Ken Roseboro ... Himself - Editor, Organic & Non-GMO Report
Diane Ott Whealy ... Herself - Co-Founder, Seed Savers Exchange (as Diane Whealy)
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Today in the United States, by the simple acts of feeding ourselves, we are unwittingly participating in the largest experiment ever conducted on human beings. Each of us unknowingly consumes genetically engineered food on a daily basis. The risks and effects to our health and the environment are largely unknown. Yet more and more studies are being conducted around the world, which only provide even more reason for concern. We are the oblivious guinea pigs for wide-scale experimentation of modern biotechnology. GMO OMG tells the story of a fathers discovery of GMOs in relationship to his 3 young children and the world around him. We still have time to heal the planet, feed the world, and live sustainably. But we have to start now! Written by Anonymous

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Is this the end of real food?

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Opening Weekend USA:

$15,100, 15 September 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$39,900, 29 September 2013
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Dennis Kucinich: GMO - Organisms in which the genetic material DNA has been altered in a way that does not occur naturally. 2 basic types of GMOS: Pesticide producers and Herbicide Resisters. PP kills insects like Monsanto's BT Corn, a gene from a naturally occurring bacteria is inserted into the DNA of corn. The modified corn releases a toxin that kills insects. Herbicide Resisters are immune to weed killer, like round up ready. The herbicide is inserted into the plant DNA to make it resistant to round up. The...
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good at explaining the basics of GMO
2 January 2015 | by See all my reviews

I had no idea why GMO was a big fuss until I watched this documentary. It clearly explained what a GMO is, how it was introduced,the history, and the problems we face today with the farmers and Monsanto specifically. The narrator interviewed both sides so that you could hear the other side's argument. It is a bit one sided, but the narrator wants to make a point. The experts at Monsanto refused any interviews. The interviews he did with his kids were not to be taken seriously. They were to show what children think of GMO and their understanding. It upsets me that organic farmers have been forced to buy Monsanto's seeds because Monsanto threatened to sue them. The overall movie was very informational, and I recommend watching it before judging.


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