Have you heard the term GMO? Most people have, but may not know exactly what they are. The film Genetic Roulette, explains not only what a GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) is, but also gives some background and presents issues surrounding GMOs. The film starts with the statement that since the mid 1990’s, Americans are sicker than Europeans. Not the kind of statement you want to hear, but hear you must.
As the film progresses, what GMOs are and how they affect our bodies unfold. The film makes links between GMO use and the many diseases that are on the rise. It also sheds light on the unsettling, in my opinion, links between business and the government.
Most documentaries have interviews with experts. This film is entirely “interview” format. No voice overs explaining and making connections. While I was impressed with the number of experts interviewed for this film and the amazing way it was edited to explain in a logical fashion, I did find the format difficult to follow at times. There is a lot of information in this film! Some of it I was familiar with so I could absorb most of it. But for the truly “new to GMOs”, it might be too much information and be overwhelming.
This is what I liked best about the film. Not only do they explain GMOs so you can decide for yourself whether you want to be eating them or not, but if you choose not, they also give resources for avoiding GMOs.
To watch the film for yourself, you can rent it for 7 days for $2.99 or purchase it for $14.99 here: Genetic Roulette – The Gamble of Our Lives.
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