GMO OMG Opens in New York
The New York public got its first look at GMO OMG over this past weekend. GMO OMG is just the latest in a long line of documentaries discussing the issues surrounding the American food system and how federal food policies affect what’s found on our grocery store shelves. Our Communications Chair, Siobhan, was able to attend a press preview with a Q&A that included the director Jeremy Seifert and writer Caitlin Shetterly, who discussed her allergy to GMO corn. One of the main issues for anyone attempting to thoroughly research the effects of GMOs is the manufacturers’ animosity towards answering any deep question, which is displayed in the film. They also brought up the fact that New York’s own GMO Labeling bill died in Albany due to a lack of public support (though there is a plan to introduce it again next year.)
While GMO OMG does have its critics, it is important to highlight that each of these films educates more of the general public on the issues surrounding our food system which can only be a good thing. The film is playing just a short walk from campus at Cinema Village at 22 East 12th Street through Wednesday.