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GMO OMG (2013)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Jeremy Seifert
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Credited cast:
Jeremy Seifert ... Self
Vandana Shiva ... Self
Cary Fowler Cary Fowler ... Self - Executive Director, Global Crop Diversity Trust
Dennis Kucinich ... Self
Bill McKibben ... Self
Chavannes Jean-Baptiste Chavannes Jean-Baptiste ... Self - Leader, Peasant Movement of Papaye
Hans R. Herren Hans R. Herren ... Self - President, Millennium Institute (as Hans Herren)
Jeff Moyer Jeff Moyer ... Self - Farm Director, Rodale Institute
Gilles-Eric Séralini Gilles-Eric Séralini ... Self - Professor, University of Caen (as Gilles-Eric Seralini PhD)
Mark Smallwood Mark Smallwood ... Self - Executive Director, Rodale Institute
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Adam Michael Adam ... Self - Hybrid seed dealer
Don Grimes Don Grimes ... Self - Seed Dealer & Conventional Farmer
Sammy Junior III Sammy Junior III ... Self - Row Cropper and Custom Applicator
Ken Roseboro Ken Roseboro ... Self - Editor, Organic & Non-GMO Report
Diane Ott Whealy Diane Ott Whealy ... Self - 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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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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Not as horrible as most reviewers here would lead you to believe.
3 December 2014 | by torbi-2See all my reviews

OOOOO--WHEE! There are just some very passionate reviewers around here. I gave this one a good 24 hours to simmer before writing this. First off, I'm going to review the documentary, not do what most of the 1-star reviewers do and spout off about how GMO fears are all a hoax. My rating of GMO OMG is low because I felt our friendly narrator here exploited his children to tell his story. Seifert is new to making documentaries and while he creates some pretty pictures, they're a little too sentimental for his narrative. He's brave for taking on this subject and one can wonder if all these 1-star reviews are not part of some corporate public relations department's retaliation.

My soap box is: that if GMOs are so safe, then what's the big deal about labeling them? Labels give people the CHOICE to decide what they put in their bodies. (Though now labels don't really even matter because GMOs are in everything, so, moving on…)


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Release Date:

13 September 2013 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,100, 15 September 2013

Gross USA:

$47,558

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$47,558
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