Recently, I saw the widely anticipated movie GMO OMG and walked away very, very impressed.
The film, about one family’s crusade to understand the disconcerting world of genetically-modified food, succeeds for two main reasons.
One, it does an excellent job of explaining the many aspects of GMOs (genetically-modified organisms) – what they are, the key arguments surrounding the GMO debate, uncovering how prevalent GMOs are in our society, detailing the serious health risks that they pose – in easy-to-understand terms. Read More »
In a world where we are in a daily struggle against the proliferation of GMOs and toxic pesticides, one essential aspect of our ecological system gets widely ignored – the quality of our soil.
As I often say, the quality of our food is largely dependent upon the quality of the soil. Without healthy soil, our plants cannot provide us with the vital minerals and nutrients that we need. And that holds true for organic food as well. (A farm needs only to be free of chemicals for three years in order to be certified organic.) Read More »
From the people who brought us Food, Inc. comes another important documentary called A PLACE AT THE TABLE, which opens tomorrow, March 1st, at theaters across the country.
In the U.S., approximately 50 million people (one in four children) do not know where their next meal is coming from, despite our having the means and resources to provide healthy, nutritious meals for everyone.
A PLACE AT THE TABLE examines this issue through the lens of three individuals who are struggling with food insecurity – Barbie, a single mother with two kids in Philadelphia; Rosie, a Colorado fifth-grader who often has to depend on friends and neighbors to feed her and has trouble concentrating in school and; Tremonica, a Mississippi second-grader whose asthma and health issues are exacerbated by the largely empty calories her hardworking mother can afford. Read More »
THIS MOVIE CAN BE WATCHED FOR FREE BUT ONLY UNTIL OCTOBER 17TH
If you are a parent, are planning on having kids, or are just a person who cares about your health, Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of Our Lives is an absolute MUST-WATCH movie.
Genetic Roulette provides an incredibly comprehensive look at what GMOs are, how they inexplicably got approved in the U.S., the huge health risks that they pose, and the havoc that they are wreaking around the world. Read More »
I recently got word of a film executive produced by Academy Award nominee actress Mariel Hemingway, and it has a working title of the StopMonsanto Film Project.
Interestingly, this is a scripted movie, instead of a documentary, about five young activists who protest the actions of Monsanto by launching a #StopMonsanto campaign.
The story begins with the main character attending an anti-Monsanto rally in an effort to impress his ex-girlfriend. While at the rally, he learns about Monsanto and soon becomes very involved in protesting against the company. Along the way, he teams up with several like-minded young people and they work together to raise awareness about Monsanto. Read More »
Recently, I was sent a screener of the documentary BITTER SEEDS, winner of the Green Screen Award at IDFA Amsterdam, winner of the Global Justice Award at OXFAM Novib, and official selection at the Telluride Film Festival.
Despite all of its acclaim, I put off watching the movie because I knew the horror that would be awaiting me. And my fears were completely justified.
Never before have I watched a film where I have had a tear in my eye from beginning to end. Never.
India is suffering a major crisis right now – 250,000 farmers have committed suicide over the past 16 years. But why are they doing this? Read More »