My husband and I bought Jeffrey Smith’s book “Genetic Roulette” a couple years ago, and it was really interesting, so I’m excited that they’ve come out with a movie with the same title. The movie tells about what GMOs (genetically modified organisms) are, how they came to be in our food, and it describes the terrible toll that they are taking on our health as a society.
The movie is about an hour and a half long, and it is a very well-made documentary.
Click here to watch the movie on YouTube: Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of Our Lives
As you are planning your food storage, it is so important to be aware of GMOs, and to avoid them.
I used to live in California, and I wish I still did because this year they are voting on whether to label GMOs. Honestly, I think the outcome of Prop 37 will affect our lives much, much more than the outcome of our presidential election. In some ways it is just sneaking by, but it is vitally important–and what California does will make a difference for the rest of the country. If you live in California, it is extremely important that you vote YES on Prop 37–you have a right to know what you’re eating. According to the Sierra Club in California, “Out-of-state pesticide and food companies have contributed $36 million to blanket the airwaves with deceptive commercials trying to persuade us that labeling is too costly, scary or confusing.” And of course they have–they are the ones who profit by taking shortcuts that only shortchange our health.
If you don’t live in California, talk to anyone you know that does live in California!
Maybe you feel like I used to–I used to think that GMOs didn’t really matter much. If so, it is even more important that you watch this movie! I used to not care much about the issue, but as I’ve read more about it, I’m totally convinced that this is a very big deal, and it really matters and affects us.
Whether or not California votes in favor of labeling GMOs, some companies already take the initiative to select only GMO-free ingredients, and it’s important to note that eFoods Direct is one of those companies. It would be really terrible to buy a bunch of long term food storage and later discover that it is something that you don’t feel comfortable eating. This week I saw the results of a study that showed that rats fed GM corn for their lifetime develop really huge, disgusting tumors…the pictures are pretty bad. It would not feel very good to have to decide between throwing away our food storage investment or actually eating food that I knew was dangerous. Thankfully I don’t have to worry about GMOs in eFoods Direct’s food.
Readers–have you seen the Genetic Roulette movie? What did you think of it?