THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO
Thursday, September 20, 2012, 6:45pm
Fosterfields Living Historical Farm
73 Kahdena Road
Morristown, NJ 07960
Sponsored by Slow Food Northern NJ & The Morris County Park CommissionGMO FILM SCREENING AND HEALTHY SNACK
$5 in advance, $8 at the door.
Advance ticket sales will end September 20, 2012 at 12:00 Noon
A healthy snack and drink will be provided to enjoy during the film.
What is GMO?
A GMO (genetically modified organism) is the result of a laboratory process where genes from the DNA of one species are extracted and artificially forced into the genes of an unrelated plant or animal. The foreign genes may come from bacteria, viruses, insects, animals or even humans. Because this involves the transfer of genes, GMOs are also known as "transgenic" organisms. This process may be called either Genetic Engineering (GE) or Genetic Modification (GM); they are one and the same.
Currently commercialized GM crops in the U.S. include soy (94%), cotton (90%), canola (90%), sugar beets (95%), corn (88%), Hawaiian papaya (more than 50%), zucchini and yellow squash (over 24,000 acres).
The World According to Monsanto chronicles Monsanto's controversial past, a history that combines some of the most toxic products ever sold with misleading reports, pressure tactics, collusion, and attempted corruption. They now race to genetically engineer (and patent) the world's food supply, a frightening strategy which profoundly threatens our health, environment, and economy. Exposing secret documents with first-hand accounts by victims, scientists, and politicians, this film exposes why Monsanto has become the world's poster child for malignant corporate influence in government and technology.
Run time: 1 hour 49 minutes