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Doctober Movie: Modified
October 17, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
At Pickford Film Center
Film will be followed by a Q&A panel discussion.
Sponsored by Community Food Co-op
The documentary filmmaker and her mother embark on a very personal and poignant investigative journey to find out why genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are not labeled on food products in the United States and Canada, despite being labeled in 64 countries around the world. Interweaving the personal and the political, the film is anchored in the filmmaker’s relationship to her mom, a gardener and food activist who battled cancer during the film's production. Winner of 8 festival awards.
Steve Crider, Founder and consultant at Stone Soup Advisors, LLC. Steve is the former head of Government & Industry Affairs at Amy's Kitchen. In that capacity, he worked for 6 years on the Right to Know/GMO labeling battles, including the political campaigns to pass mandatory GMO labeling through state ballot initiatives in CA, WA, and OR - and also the effort to defeat the DARK Act in Congress.
Kristin Wheeler, Communications Manager, Non-GMO Project. The Non-GMO Project Standard is North America's most rigorous and reliable standard for GMO avoidance. The only way to truly avoid consuming GMOs is to Look for the Butterfly. nongmoproject.org
Crystine Goldberg and Brian Campbell of Uprising Seeds, a small family-run organic seed farm. Uprising Seeds is committed to strengthening the public commons of seed genetics by working to preserve and improve open-pollinated varieties, keeping biodiversity strong through adaptability and resilience. Uprising Seeds is adamantly opposed to GMOs and considers it a challenge and honor to take part in the rebuilding of healthy and just food systems for all.