Modified

You may have looked into the issue of Genetically Modified Organisms. I did a few years ago and I learned that I don’t want to consume anything that is GMO. The fight to have GMO labeling has raged on over the years and is still going, the United States and Canada banning GMO labeling so you can’t know what you’re eating.

The GMO issue can be a little overwhelming for people. I think it’s because there is a lot of misunderstanding of what “genetically modified” means and because of the scientific nature of the process of modifying something genetically, it’s not a very exciting subject for some of us.

It is also overwhelming because we are told that GMO is everywhere. That mainstay crops such as soy and corn are ALL genetically modified (not true) and that even if you grow organically, the pollen from nearby GMO crops can blow right on over to your field. (True). The media and vested interests make it sound like there is nothing you can do about it.

There is nothing like a more personal story to help bring an issue to light and I just saw a film about GMO that does just that. It’s called “Modified” and I saw it on Friday night on the show Documentary Showcase on the Scientology Network. Documentary Showcase features excellent work by various documentary filmmakers around the world.

I loved “Modified” and I recommend you watch it. Here is the trailer for it: https://www.scientology.tv/series/documentary-showcase/modified/videos/trailer.html?fbclid=IwAR38cqph7n5uCvFmdt5FFri7eKUs_8QU92XdVICv60GnxX_spDw0VzAQzUc

You can go on Scientology.TV to watch it. Just scroll down to the documentary films. You’ll find “Modified” and many other wonderful documentaries there.

2 thoughts on “Modified

  1. I have looked into this issue about the food we eat and I am so glad there is a local farmer here, where I live, that raises non-Gmo crops. I joined his CSA and for several years I have been able to cook some great vegetables for a number of months each year. It is really good to know where your food comes from.

    • That is really fortunate to actually know the farmer growing your food. I talk to and get to know the farmers at our local farm market. Many of them grow organic but don’t have financial ability to get the certification.

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