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“GMO OMG” Movie Screening and Panel Discussion at Buffalo State College​

Are you sick of wondering what is in your food? Are you checking product labels more than ever, only to find that you can’t even identify which products contain GMOs? Have you been hearing horror stories about Monsanto, and the company’s GMO tentacles reaching into products that you once considered safe?

It’s getting harder and harder to avoid GMO products. Recently I heard that the original SunChips tested positive for weedkiller and GMOs (yes, Monsanto also manufactures RoundUp). The more one delves into the various brand names that are associated with GMOs, the scarier it gets. On FoodBabe’s website, she came up with a handy chart that shows a few alternatives when it comes to snacking.

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The website GMOInside.org went even further, by pointing out the farmed products that were contaminated/GMO-altered years ago:
1. Soy: 94 percent of the US soybean crop was genetically modified in 2011.
 
Watch out for: soybeans, tofu, soy sauce, miso, tempeh, and products containing lecithin. 
 
2. Cottonseed: 90 percent of the US cotton crop was genetically modified in 2011.
 
Watch out for: margarine, salad dressings, and frying oils.
 
3. Corn: 88 percent of the US corn crop was genetically modified in 2011.
 
Watch out for: in addition to corn itself, literally hundreds of processed foods contain corn in some form, including high-fructose corn syrup, corn starch, corn flour, corn oils. 
 
4. Canola Oil: 90 percent of the US canola crop was genetically modified in 2010.
 
Watch out for: canola cooking oils and sprays.
 
5. US Papaya: 80 percent of the US papaya crop was genetically modified in 2010.
 
Watch out for: all papaya grown in the US.
 
6. Sugar Beets: 95 percent of the US sugar beet crop was genetically modified in 2009.
 
Watch out for: bags of sugar and products containing conventional sugar that do not specify “pure cane sugar” likely contain sugar beets.
 
7. Aspartame: Aspartame, an artificial sweetener, is derived from genetically engineered microorganisms.
 
Watch out for: Nutrasweet, Equal, or anything containing aspartame.

Do you want to see GMO labeling passed in NYS? Do you want to know more about what Americans are facing in the battle against the GMO industry? Then get informed on the issues… the short video snippet below is as powerful as it gets.

^Lobbyist tells the world that Monsanto herbicide safe enough to drink, then refuses to drink it!


 

11043122_1570233673222209_1464106504652104441_nWhat: “GMO OMG” Movie Screening and Panel Discussion

What Are We Eating? Do you know what GMO’s or Genetically Modified Organisms are? Did you know that GMO’s are in 80% of the food we eat? If your answers to these questions are no, you shouldn’t feel bad. Almost all of our food is unlabeled, and therefore a lot of consumers are left dining in the dark. Since 1996 GMO’s have progressively taken over grocery store shelves throughout the United States.

Come watch this thought provoking movie about one man’s journey to find out what exactly his children are eating. Through his search for the truth many puzzling questions about the food we eat surface. After watching the movie there will be an educated and passionate group of panelists to answer all the questions you might have about GMO’s and efforts in New York to pass labeling laws.

Panelists include: Kent Miller, Farmer and Owner of Plato Dale Farm, Amy McMillan, Population and Conservation Geneticist, SUNY Buffalo State, Rita Yelda, WNY Organizer for Food & Water Watch, and a representative from Lexington Co-Operative Market.

This event is free and open to the public.

When:

​Thursday, ​

April 16th, 2015 at 6:00PM

Where: Buffalo State College (1300 Elmwood Ave. Buffalo, NY 14222), Bulger Communication Center, First Floor, East Room.

Who: Sponsored by Buffalo State NYPIRG.

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Written by queenseyes

queenseyes

Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

Contact Newell Nussbaumer | Newell@BuffaloRising.com

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