Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Final film in 2014 Green Film Series is May 15

HOUGHTON -- The final showing of the Spring 2014 Green Film Series will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 15, at the Michigan Tech Forestry Building. This month's film is GMO OMG.

GMO OMG explores genetically modified organisms (GMO) whose genetic material has been intentionally altered by man. The film examines the systematic corporate takeover and degradation of humanity's most precious and ancient inheritance: seeds. The director investigates how the loss of seed diversity and corresponding laboratory assisted genetic alteration of food affects young children, the health of our planet, and our options for naturally-grown food. The film primarily follows one family's struggle to live and eat without participating in an unhealthy, unjust, and destructive food system.

Ray Sharp from the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department will lead a discussion following the film. Light snacks will be served. The event is free and open to the public, though donations are encouraged to help fund future Green Film Series showings.

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