See This Documentary – GMO OMG
Several years ago I read the book “The Food Revolution: How Your Diet Can Help Save Your Life and Our World” by John Robbins (one of my favorite people in the world). It was the first time that I learned about genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in relation to our food supply, and what a truly frightening prospect they are. At the time it kind of felt that the threat was something off in the distance, and that if I continued to eat a vegan diet I would be helping the cause.
We tried to make sure to buy soy products that were labeled “non-GMO”, but other than that, we didn’t really focus on significantly altering our diet. That changed this past June when Ryan was at the Bonnaroo Music Festival screening Bidder 70. He met fellow filmmaker Jeremy Seifert and his wife, Jen, who were there to support Jeremy’s film GMO OMG. The documentary explores a father’s journey to learn more about how GMOs are affecting his family, and ultimately the world at large. You can check out the trailer here.
Ryan was really happy to have met the Seiferts, but he also had an “oh crap” moment when he realized that we weren’t going to be able to just look the other way anymore when it came to GMOs. Now we’re only buying organic products when we’re able, we’re making an effort to buy GMO-free certified foods, and we’re much more inquisitive at farmers markets, grocery stores and restaurants.
Regardless of your diet or political beliefs, I really recommend you check out this film. You won’t only be supporting some amazing people who are working hard to bring important information to the masses, you’ll also be educating yourself about an issue that affects you more than you know. Check out this link to find out about upcoming screenings (the film opens in New York and LA next month), and “like” the GMO OMG Facebook page for great articles, info about the film and lots of other good stuff.
How do you guys feel about GMOs? Do you avoid them, or look the other way?