Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of Our Lives (85 minutes)
From studying 9/11, most become aware that the corruption within our government has reached draconian lows. Our featured documentary this month reveals another example of this corruption. This time our health is at stake.
Are you and your family on the wrong side of a bet?
When the US government ignored repeated warnings by its own scientists and allowed untested genetically modified (GM) crops into our environment and food supply, it was a gamble of unprecedented proportions. The health of all living things and of all future generations was put at risk by an infant technology.
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 US population. And when people and animals stop eating genetically modified organisms (GMOs), their health improves.
This seminal documentary by Jeffrey Smith, author of the world’s best-selling book on GMOs, Seeds of Deception, provides compelling evidence to help explain the deteriorating health of Americans, especially among children, and offers a recipe for protecting ourselves and our future.
We will have copies of this film available for a donation at this showing, but if you are unable to join us, you may watch the film online, and you may purchase it here. When you purchase the film, you will receive a bonus DVD, Seeds of Freedom, which contains the following informative specials:
Seeds of Freedom (28 min)
Narrated by Jeremy Irons, produced by The Gaia Foundation and African Biodiversity Network, this landmark film shows how the story of seed at the hands of multinationals has become one of loss, control, dependence and debt.
The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods (42 min)
Jeffrey Smith presents a concise, hard-hitting talk to more than 800 healthcare practitioners at Andrew Weil’s Arizona Center for Integrated Medicine conference in 2011.
The Politics of GMOs (16 min)
This presentation excerpt describes the unholy alliance between the US government and Monsanto, as well as some highlights of Monsanto’s dark history.
Unequal Justice: The Relentless Rise of the 1% Court (20 minutes)
This short film explores the growing pro-corporate bias in key Court decisions and their real-world impact on ordinary Americans. Steadily and relentlessly, the Court has been transformed into an institution that frequently serves the interests of the wealthiest one percent.
We see the devastating impact on American values in decisions made by a 5-4 vote. What does this mean for us politically? Can we change the direction of the Court through the judicial process? Should we focus solely on presidential politics to change the Court’s direction, or should we focus on the Senate as well?
If this trend were to continue, in what ways could our lives be impacted for the worse?
If you cannot come to this showing, you can sign up to host a screening of this film and obtain a free copy here.
Please join us for these two excellent films!
Genetic Roulette unveils a world most of us have never seen. It raises alarming questions about GMOs, and we deserve answers. For all that you love, hear this message and act now. ~ Frances Moore Lappé, author of Diet for a Small Planet and EcoMind
Mark your calendars! Colorado 9/11 Visibility Video and Action Meetings are held the 3rd Friday of each month in Denver.
When: Friday, November 16, 2012, 7:00 – 9:45 PM
Where: Hooked on Colfax Coffee-Books-Community, 3213 E. Colfax Ave., Denver (303-398-2665) (1/2 mile west of Colorado Blvd., between Adams and Steele, on north side of Colfax) Map
*Admission is free, donations are welcome, and buy a beverage from Hooked on Colfax to support them*
Please observe the parking signs: Steele St., 16th Ave., and Colfax Ave. usually have available parking spaces.
7:00 – 7:15 Announcements and introductions
7:15 – 9:15 Videos
9:15 – 9:45 Discussion
Mark your calendars! Boulder 9/11 Visibility Video and Action Meetings are held the 4th Wednesday of each month.
When: Wednesday, November 28, 2012, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Where: University of Colorado, Boulder, Math Building, Room 350, third floor, northeast corner
Parking: Free parking is available after 5:00 PM on Colorado Avenue or in CU Lot 359 due west of the Math Building (but very competitive when school is in session). Paid parking ($3 flat fee) is available in Lot 360 directly across the street from Folsom Field Stadium.
Directions: From 28th St., turn west on Colorado Ave.; go through the lights at Regent St. and Folsom Avenue. The Mathematics Building will be on your left at the Folsom intersection, although you must proceed west to the parking lots and walk back to the building. http://www.colorado.edu/parking/maps/documents/main_campus_parking.pdf
6:00 – 6:15 Announcements and introductions
6:15 – 8:15 Videos
8:15 – 8:30 Discussion
When: Saturday, December 1, 2012, 9:30 – 11:30 AM
Where: Beans About Beans, 759 Horizon Drive (located by Enzo’s Pizza, across from Grand Vista Hotel), Grand Junction, CO (Map)
Program: Details can be seen at http://www.meetup.com/GrandJunctionInfoCinema/events/90645572/