LACONIA — NH Right to Know GMO will host a free viewing of Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of Our Lives at the Laconia Public Library tonight at 6:30 pm.
Genetic Roulette, an award-winning documentary by Jeffrey M. Smith, explores the potential dangers created by the growing use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in our food supply. Approximately 70-80% of all processed foods contain at least one genetically modified ingredient.
This movie explores a long list of serious health concerns that have been associated with genetically engineered foods. Although admittedly speculative, these claims are supported by citations of investigative reports and discussions with a wide range of physicians, scientists and activists. The film also reports the intertwined relationship between the US government and the biotech industry, and raises questions as to whom, exactly, is responsible for the safety of our foods?
64 countries including Japan, China, Australia, Russia, New Zealand, Syria and the entire European Union already mandate the labeling of GMOs. Polls consistently show that a significant majority of Americans want to know if the food they're purchasing contains GMOs. Approximately 26 states have bills pending with state legislators, which will require the labeling of genetically engineered foods. Two states, Connecticut and Maine have passed labeling laws, although they have not yet taken effect.
New Hampshire legislators will vote on a bill that would give NH citizens the Right to Know what is in the foods they eat. HB660 would require labels to be placed on retail foods which have been genetically engineered or contain ingredients that have been genetically engineered.