MOVIE NIGHT WITH GMO FREE NJ!
Come in out of the heat and gather with others to enjoy a screening of the beautifully filmed documentary Deconstructing Supper, directed by Marianne Kaplan. In under an hour, this little gem of a film takes us from a five star gourmet restaurant in Canada, to genetic engineering labs, down supermarket aisles, to farms across North America and India and back again. This thought provoking look at food production in the age of GMOs and industrial agriculture is informative and startling. Because there are mouthwatering scenes of lovingly prepared and delicious looking food, there will be complementary organic popcorn. After the movie, GMO Free NJ members will be on hand to answer questions and lead discussion. Film is 48 minutes long and is appropriate for children. Bring a friend!
Collingswood Public Library
771 Haddon Ave
Thursday August 15, 7:00-8:30pm
POINTS DISCUSSED IN THE FILM:
Genetically engineered food definition
Scientists' views on GMOsstraight from biotech companies.
Are GMOs harmful? Why they are considered "safe" by scientists.
In the lab: The process of how they are made, transferred and grown.
Who tests GMOs?
Farmers' perspective and their experiences with GMO crops.
A farmer's experience with Monsanto and how he lost his crop.
How 2 journalists lost their job after being threatened by Monsanto.
How Europe was able to get labeling (we can learn from them!).
GMO crops in India: Myths and interview with farmers and Vandana Shiva.
Does genetically engineered food actually provide more food?
How farmers in India live from organic crops AND weeds.
How this experience changed Chef and restaurant owner, John Bishop.
Some favorite quotes:
"If we as a society allow them to do this, it's our own fault."
"If everyone is willing to take responsibility
we can turn this around."
"By using organic fertilizer, they've increased their yield by fifty percent!"