Start 2012 with 2 Short Films about Genetically Modified Foods

Are you starting 2012 off not knowing the basics about genetically modified foods and the health risks associated with them? If so and if you live in Tucson, there’s an easy way to remedy that situation: Attend a couple of short movies.

The GMO Free Project of Tucson will show “Hidden Dangers in Kids’ Meals” on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at 1 p.m. at the Dusenberry-River-Library at 5605 E. River Road. It’s a 28-minute movie that gives a concise overview of information about genetically modified (GM) foods and their dangers. The focus of the film is on the many reasons to care about the issue of GM foods for the wellbeing of our children, but the movie is helpful for anyone because the risks associated with genetically modified foods apply to all of us, kids and adults alike. Following the movie, I will hold a short Q&A session to answer any questions audience members have. This event is a quick way to get informed about the hows and whys of avoiding genetically modified foods.

The second movie in the GMO Free Project of Tucson’s one-two punch to help educate people in the new year is “Deconstructing Supper,” which will be shown at Sunday Night at the Movies on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, at the St. Francis in the Foothills United Methodist Church, 4625 E. River Road. Another short but very informative film, “Deconstructing Supper” is a 48-minute movie that follows what a leading chef who had never heard about GMOs (genetically modified organisms) learns about GMOs and industrial agriculture and how it changes his attitudes about the food he serves in his restaurant. A potluck dinner will start at 5:30 p.m. followed by the movie and a discussion. If you have questions about either movie showing, please email email hidden; JavaScript is required. Hope to see you at the movies!

Copyright © 2011 Melissa Diane Smith

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