New GMO documentary: “The Peril On Your Plate”
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The Russian media company RT produced “The Peril on Your Plate”, an English language documentary for its RTDoc channel. Reporter Ekaterina Yakovleva meets people who lift the lid on the perils of GMOs and the chemicals used in the industry.
The investigation takes Ekaterina Yakovleva to a Russian organic farmer, where she learns that her son has no allergic reaction on the organic milk products. She travels to India, where farmers have been driven to suicide in futile attempts to grow modified seeds and the pressure of huge loans from the agrochemical companies. She meets with farmers and the renowned environmentalist Vandana Shiva, who is raising awareness and storing local crop varieties, discarded by the ‘green revolution’.
Her investigation brings her to London, where the commercial planting of genetically engineered crops is banned. However, campaigners fear GM experiments may threaten conventional crops. Glyphosate-based weedkillers and other chemicals also cause concern among anti-GMO activists. The team meets Lady Margaret, Countess of Mar, a member of the House of Lords and a former farmer, who suffered from chemical use.
She also travels to the US where a robust movement against GMO flourishes, writes Sustainable Pulse Online where you can watch the film, too. Ekaterina meets ‘Moms across America’, who beat the drum for honest product labelling.
The film can be watched at RTD