"Fed Up! Genetic Engineering, Industrial Agriculture and Sustainable Alternatives"
Sunday, July 29 2012, 7:00pm - 5:00pm
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by Angelo Sacerdote, 2002. Join us at the Grange for GE Free Lake County's "Last Sunday Cinema" for a FREE screening.
In less than one hour this film deals with two major GMO controversies – the industry’s opposition to labeling, and the claim that only GE crops and the chemicals they require in order to grow can offer hope to poor third world farmers and the hungry people in those countries.
On the labeling front this film contains must-see film of bio-tech execs and contains a recorded admission by a bio-tech executive that industry profits are the real reason to prevent truth in labeling. Interviews with actual officials describe the behind-the-scenes decisions that resulted in failure by all three government agencies that should be protecting farmers and consumers to do anything effective. Currently over 70 percent of the food we eat contains unlabeled genetically engineered ingredients and the bio-tech industry intends to keep it that way.
The biotech industry has been spending tens of millions per year to convince us that bio-tech is the only hope for the poor and hungry people of the world. There is a segment on the promotion of the fraudulent “golden rice” a project which had the sole purpose of giving the impression that bio-tech was being advanced for altruistic purposes. Millions were spent on fruitless “research” while an effective solution to vitamin A deficiency was ignored.
“Fed Up!” also uses very entertaining real archival footage that was intended to sell the production techniques of the Green Revolution. These films are much less slick and provide a good background to the real philosophy behind the Biotech Revolution. The CD includes three 40’s era films, "Chicken of Tomorrow," "Death to Weeds," and "Man and His Culture" – these should be fascinating!
Sunday, July 29th, 2012, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Popcorn and light refreshments will be served. GE Free Lake County hosts this film at the Big Valley Grange.
Location: BigValley Grange, 1510 Big Valley Rd in Finley Contact: For more information contact Thurston Williams at 275-9315 or Haji Warf at 275-9527