A chilly winter storm makes my family eager for more than a higher thermostat. When temperatures drop, we read books and watch inspirational movies, seek knowledge, take notes and map out the changes we will create in the New Year. Winter unites family and friends indoors in a way unlike any other time of the year.
This season, plan a little cozy time: choose a movie from the list below to take a deeper look into how your food is made, what the meaning and concerns are behind “GMOs” (genetically modified organisms), and what role you play in the food you buy. Fill up a bowl full of non-GMO popcorn, grab a blanket, turn down the lights and snuggle in for a non-GMO movie night!
- Consumed: Just released! Consumed is a feature-length dramatic thriller that tells the harrowing story of a single mother who is trying to navigate the complex world of GMOs with her son. Interwoven are the stories of an organic farmer, the CEO of a biotechnology corporation, and two Scientists on the verge of a major discovery. Watch the trailer and gather a group to see Consumed in your living room! The film is available through Amazon and iTunes among other digital platforms.
- GMO OMG! — The director of this documentary, Jeremy Seifert, searches for answers about how GMOs are affecting our health, our planet and our freedom of choice. Join Seifert on his expedition across the United States and Europe where he learns about the state of our genetically modified food system.
- Fresh — Celebrating the farmers, thinkers and business people across the U.S. who are reinventing our food system. Each has witnessed the rapid transformation of our agriculture into an industrial model and confronted the consequences.
- Open Sesame — An emotionally moving film that illuminates what is at stake and what can be done to protect the source of nearly all our food: seeds.
- King Corn — A feature documentary about two friends, one acre of corn, and the subsidized crop that drives our fast-food nation.
- Occupy the Farm — A couple hundred urban farmers marched onto ten plus acres of fallow farmland and the site of a former agricultural research center known as the Gill Tract.
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