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Film explores genetics of food

Documentary shows father’s research on seed diversity

POSTED: November 14, 2013 1:00 a.m.
/For Get Out

"GMO OMG" director Jeremy Seifert sits with his children during the filming of his documentary about genetically modified organisms (GMO).

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A young father of three children often wondered about the food his kids were eating. To answer that question, Jeremy Seifert decided to investigate and film his exploration in the documentary “GMO OMG.”

Area families may watch the outcome at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, at The Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center in Gainesville. Dinner will be served before the film at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. at 331 Spring St. NW.

Tickets including the dinner, movie and meet the filmmaker question-and-answer session are $15 for adults, $13 for students and $13 for seniors 65 and older.

“GMO OMG” explores the systematic corporate takeover and potential loss of humanity’s most precious and ancient inheritance: seeds. Seifert, who directs the film, 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 world of genetically modified foods.

The 90-minute film is part of the South Arts Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers in conjunction with The Arts Council Inc. and The University of North Georgia.


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