Who controls the future of your food? GMO OMG explores the systematic cor- porate takeover and potential loss of humanity’s most precious and ancient inheritance: seeds. Director Jeremy Seifert investigates how loss of seed diversity and corresponding laboratory assisted genetic alteration of food affects his young children, the health of our planet, and freedom of choice everywhere. GMO OMG follows one family’s struggle to live and eat without participating in an unhealthy, unjust, and destructive food system. In GMO OMG, the encroaching darkness of unknown health and environmental risks, chemical toxins, and food monopoly meets with the light of a growing global movement to take back what we have lost. Has the global food system been irrevocably hijacked? Is there still time to reclaim its purity, protect biodiversity and save ourselves?
What is a Genetically Modified Organism (GMO)?
The World Health Organization Defines a GMO as: Organisms in which the genetic material (DNA) has been altered in a way that does not occur naturally.
The most common genetically modified crops are: Corn, Soy, Canola, Cotton, Sugar Beets, Alfalfa, Papaya, Zucchini and Yellow Summer Squash.
GMOs are in nearly 80% of all processed foods in the United States and the most common ingredients consist of:
High-Fructose Corn Syrup, Soy Lecithin, Amino Acids, Aspartame, Ascorbic Acid, Sodium Ascorbate, Vitamin C, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Ethanol, Fla- vorings (“natural” and “artificial”), Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein, Lactic Acid, Maltodextrins, Molasses, Monosodium Glutamate, Sucrose, Textured Vegeta- ble Protein (TVP), Xanthan Gum, Vitamins, Yeast Products.
Over 60 countries require labeling of GMOs, including Russia, India, and China.
In the United States, GMOs are not labeled on the federal or any state level, despite the fact that 96% of Americans polled want mandatory labeling of GMOs.
Trailer by Joseph Lindquist
Music by Jubilee Singers
Written , Directed, and Produced by JEREMY SEIFERT
Produced by JOSHUA A. KUNAU
Executive Producers ELIZABETH KUCINICH JOSHUA A. KUNAU
Cinematography by ROD HASSLER
Music by JUBILEE SINGERS
Edited by TERRY YATES JEREMY SEIFERT
Sound by DANIEL S. MCCOY, C.A.S.
Graphics and Animation by PALACEWORKS
Associate Producers NISHA NAMORANDO VIDA TIMMY VATTEROTT DANIEL S. MCCOY
Consulting Producers STEPHANIE SOECHTIG LAURIE DAVID