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Film: Genetic Roulette

Wednesday, October 03, 2012
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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Location Details:
Humanist Hall
390 27th Street
uptown Oakland, between Telegraph and Broadway

Film evenings begin with potluck refreshments & social hour at 6:30 pm,
followed by the film at 7:30 pm, followed by a discussion after the film.

GENETIC ROULETTE: The Gamble of our Lives
by Jeffrey Smith

This groundbreaking film features interviews with farmers, scientists, physicians, educators, and chefs who explore the dangers of genetically modified (GM) food. It covers everything from the basic defining criteria of GM organisms to California Ballot Initiative 37, coming up for a vote November 6. After two decades, physicians and scientists have uncovered a grave trend: the same serious health problems found in lab animals, livestock, and pets that have been fed GM foods are now on the rise in the U.S. population. And when people and animals stop eating genetically modified organisms (GMOs), their health improves. This film examines the significant connection between GM food and the rise of so many ailments and diseases in animals and people: birth defects, autism, allergies, tumors, intestinal damage, liver damage, faulty insulin regulation, infertility, immune problems, changes in major organs and the gastrointestinal system, accelerated aging, and shortened life spans. In the wake of these startling findings — that GM crops cause so much damage to animals and people — it is vital to educate friends and family about the dangers of GM food.

The history of GMOs is tainted with all kinds of corruption and fraud. The findings from several animal studies indicating serious health risks associated with GM food led some physicians to educate their patients, the medical community, and the public to avoid GM foods when possible. Yet the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) claimed they were unaware of any information that GM food was substantially different from conventionally grown food — thereby GM food did not need testing and was safe to eat. The truth of the matter is that scientists certainly did in fact repeatedly warn the FDA about the health and environmental dangers of GMOs. Due to political and financial interests, these red flags were ignored by the U.S. government. This seminal documentary provides compelling evidence to help explain the deteriorating health of Americans, especially among children, and offers a solution for protecting our health and our future.

Michelle Perro will facilitate discussions this evening, courtesy of California Right to Know – campaigning for the passage of Proposition 37 (labeling GM foods sold in California) in our November ballots. Vote YES on Proposition 37 on November 6!

Wheelchair accessible around the corner at 411 28th Street

$5 donations are accepted

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