The Ashland Documentary Film & Discussion Series will show the newly released film by Jeffrey Smith about genetically modified (GM) foods, Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of Our Lives (90 min.), on Tuesday, November 27 at 7:00-9:00 pm in the Ashland Public Library Community Room, 66 Front Street, Ashland, MA. Admission is free. Viewers are invited to stay for discussion. All ages and all points of view are welcome. The Documentary Film Series is sponsored by The Friends of the Ashland Library.
This month California narrowly lost a referendum (Prop 37) requiring labeling of genetically modified foods. Also, recently in the news is a French study condemning GM foods. France recently continued its ban on GM food.
Since many scientists are saying GM foods are implicated in common health problems, such as autism, attention deficit disorder and obesity, how do you decide to put GM food on your family table?
Genetic Roulette is narrated by Lisa Oz (daughter of Dr. Oz) and features interviews with physicians, scientists, farmers, dieticians, chefs and educators discussing the problems with genetically engineered foods.
On hand to help lead the discussion will be guest Leah Marshquist of Transition Ashland (www.transitionashland.org), an effort to strengthen local economy and community, and Christine Fletcher, Ashland high school science teacher.
The Ashland Documentary Film & Discussion Series is in its eighth season at the Ashland Library.
The Documentary Film & Discussion Series meets every 2nd Thursday and 4th Tuesday of the month for an in-depth look at important topics of our day. The moderated discussions are often lively and thought provoking. All points of view are welcomed. For more information, call the library, 508-881-0134, or visit www.friendsoftheapl.com.
“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
“In exposing the bullying and deceit of the biotech industry, Jeffrey Smith’s mesmerizing film shines a bright light of hope that we can reclaim our health and our food systems. Meticulously documented, thoroughly comprehensive, and rivetingly presented, this is more than an adventure story with intense drama and high stakes. It is in fact one of the most important stories ever told. Watch it and be galvanized, inspired, and engaged. Then tell everyone you know.” - John Robbins, author of Diet for a New America, Founder and Board Chair Emeritus of EarthSave International