Genetic Roulette – The Gamble of Our Lives has won the 2012 Movie of the Year by the Solari Report and the Top Transformational Film of 2012 by AwareGuide! Never-Before-Seen-Evidence points to genetically engineered foods as a major contributor to rising disease rates in the US population, especially among children. Gastrointestinal disorders, allergies, inflammatory diseases, and infertility are just some of the problems implicated in humans, pets, livestock, and lab animals that eat genetically modified soybeans and corn. Monsanto’s strong arm tactics, the FDA’s fraudulent policies, and how the USDA ignores a growing health emergency are also laid bare. This sometimes shocking film may change your diet, help you protect your family, and accelerate the consumer tipping point against genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Don’t miss this film!
Featured Guest Speaker – Audience discussion following screening
Ann Kneeland is a Eugene-based attorney and member of Support Local Food Rights and Community Rights Lane County. She represents the Chief Petitioner of the Local Food System Ordinance of Lane County, an initiative measure that will grant residents rights to the local food system and to save and share seed while banning GMO crops in the county. She also represents Chief Petitioners in Benton and Josephine Counties where local initiatives seek to stop corporate harms locally – GMOs and pesticides respectively. Through her advocacy, she is profoundly dedicated to the effort to elevate a community’s right to protect itself over predominate corporate rights and privileges to perpetrate harm there – as in the cases of industrial agriculture, fracking and water withdrawals, among others. Previously, Ann has practiced land use, civil commitment and family law for the public interest.