Bolton Local will hosted a screening of the documentary “Genetic Roulette,” presented by Jack Kittredge, policy director for the Massachusetts Chapter of the Northeast Organic Farming Association, on Thursday, March 20, 7 p.m., at the Bolton Public Library.
Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have been in the U.S. food supply since the
1990s, when they became part of the food chain with no fanfare—and no testing by the FDA or USDA. Today, states from Rhode Island to Hawaii are pushing to have foods containing GMOs labeled accordingly, while millions of dollars are being spent by agribusiness giant and GMO producer Monanto and the commercial food industry to push back. Why the controversy? There is a growing body of evidence that GMOs are not as benign as the food industry would have us believe. According to the film, there is evidence that genetically engineered foods are a major contributor to rising disease rates in the U.S. population and health problems among animals that consume GMO grains.
“Genetic Roulette—The Gamble of Our Lives,” produced by author and consumer activist Jeffrey M. Smith, was named 2012 Movie of the Year by the Solari Report and was named the Top Transformational Film of 2012 by AwareGuide.
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