All of our products are proudly Non-GMO Project verified, which means they’re certified to be free of any genetically modified ingredients, and we support current GMO labeling initiatives that are underway in Washington and Oregon. That’s just one reason why we’re proud to present a special premiere screening event of the documentary film, “GMO OMG” on Friday, Aug. 16, 2013 at 7 p.m. at the Bijou Art Cinemas, 492 E. 13th Ave. in Eugene, Oregon!
The film follows one family’s struggle to live and eat without participating in, “an unhealthy, unjust, and destructive food system.” In the film, 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.”
Those attending the event will be treated to complimentary chocolate desserts from So Delicious® and wine from King Estate winery prior to the screening. An expert panel discussion will be held on site immediately following the conclusion of the film. Panelists include Scott Bates, Director of GMO Free Oregon; Melissa Wischerath, attorney at law at The Center for Sustainability Law; and local farmer Tom Hunton. The moderator for the panel discussion will be The Oregonian’s Grant Butler.
“In light of the situation with the farmer who discovered genetically-modified wheat growing on his property in Eastern Oregon earlier this year, and with momentum building towards a 2014 ballot initiative that would require GMO labeling on food packages, now is the perfect time to screen this film and help foster public discussion,” said Hansel New, Sustainability Manager at So Delicious Dairy Free.
Tickets for the one-time event cost $10 and are available to purchase here and in person at the Bijou Art Cinema box office. All proceeds from the event benefit the School Garden Project, a non-profit organization that helps Lane County schools create, sustain, and use onsite gardens by providing resources, professional consultation, and educational programming.
GMO Free Oregonis a volunteer-based non-profit working across Oregon to pass legislation that addresses the growing concerns related to genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Efforts are currently underway for a statewide “Right to Know” GMO labeling initiative.
School Garden Project helps Lane County Schools create, sustain, and use onsite gardens by providing resources, professional consultation, and educational programming. This 501(c)3 non-profit organization is committed to a future in which school garden education helps children become healthy adults who eat their fruits and vegetables, know the basics of growing food, and contribute to a thriving community.