Genetic Roulette

Genetic Roulette

The Gamble of Our Lives

DVD - 2012
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This seminal documentary provides compelling evidence to help explain the deteriorating health of Americans, especially among children, and offers a recipe for protecting ourselves and our future.
Publisher: [Fairfield, Iowa] : Institute for Responsible Technology, c2012
ISBN: 9780985265106
0985265108
Branch Call Number: DVD 664 GENETIC
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (ca. 170 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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akirakato
Aug 10, 2014

This is a 2012 documentary directed and produced by Jeffrey M. Smith.
A variety of American organic food companies see Smith "as a champion for their interests", and Smith's supporters describe him as "arguably the world's foremost expert on the topic of genetically modified foods".
In contrast, "The New Yorker" reported that Smith was presented as a "scientist" on The Dr. Oz Show despite his lack of any scientific experience or relevant qualifications.
Bruce Chassy, a molecular biologist and food scientist, wrote that Smith's "only professional experience prior to taking up his crusade against biotechnology is as a ballroom-dance teacher, yogic flying instructor, and political candidate for the Maharishi cult’s natural-law party."
The director of the Organic Consumers Association says Smith is "respected as a public educator on GMOs", while "supporters of biotechnology" have described him as "misinformed and misleading".
Although some people accuse Smith of being "an activist with no scientific or medical background" and claim that Smith's views amount to near-hysterical criticism, the film is quite convincing that GMO really damages human beings.

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nparrish
Mar 04, 2014

I checked this out thinking it was a documentary about genetics. Unfortunately it is just another Fictional Anti-Science food-scare video. Jeffrey Smith, the guy who makes this trash, was a "Yogic flyer" previously. So he's always been a liar who preys on Stupid Americans. The "organic" food industry is far more dishonest & dangerous than the GMOs, which have never hurt anyone, but rather save millions of starving kids, etc. If you're scared of things you don't understand, try talking to a scientist.

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olenkag
Jan 31, 2014

This is absolutely MUST watch! Everybody! Hard, hard facts and evidence. If people in Europe understand this and can do something about it, why Americans or Canadians can not? Please spread the news about this documentary so evrybody knows these GMO scams.

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sageowl
Jan 16, 2014

If you have not seen this DVD, put it on hold now! Everyone needs to have this information, sickening though it is. The only way to stop this nightmare is to avoid buying their GMO-containing products (in about 80% of processed foods sold in this country), so that it will no longer be profitable for them. Monsanto and the other huge agribusiness corporations have caused so much damage to soils, seeds, plants, livestock, and humans that it is unconscionable for them not only to be allowed to continue but to go without paying for the damage!

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SueAlto
Apr 08, 2013

A real eye opener. Makes me want to push for GMO labeling and to avoid food with GMO in any way possible.

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Jayroc
Apr 03, 2013

Incredibly horrifying! This is a must watch for anyone who has children or prepares food for others! The library needs to buy at least 10 more copies of this!

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StarGladiator
Apr 02, 2013

With the March 2013 signing of the "Monsanto Protection Act" by President Obama, this DVD viewing is more important than ever (grants legal protections to Monsanto - - much the same way the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act granted legal exemption from securities fraud to the attorneys, accountants and derivative dealers/brokers which led to the global economic meltdown - - which continues to this very day and far into the future)! With the Gates Foundation (and Rockefeller Foundation) heavily pushing and promoting the global adoption of GMOs, especially throughout Africa and America, we are near or at the endgame in this matter.

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ddonster
Apr 02, 2013

Truly shocking. I am really surprised that this issue has gotten so little attention. I had never heard that GMO crops can cause leaky gut/intestinal permeability because the crops have been modified to produce BT Toxin (Bacillus Thuringiensis.) That's exactly how the BT toxin kills insects, by harming the insects' digestive systems. Scary stuff.

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