Preaching to the choir.
Unveiling the Lies of GMOs ".
The documentary was written, produced and published by Gary Null an alternative medicine promoter who was once almost killed from one of his own supplements and claims to expose the dangers of genetically modified foods.
It consisted of interviews from apparently "leading" scientists, physicians, professors, attorneys. Most of which, for some unknown reason, are shot in front of a green screen with rather boring backdrops added in post-production.
Like nearly all other anti-GMO documentaries, it's full of the same scientifically inaccurate statements that we have seen a thousand times before; Roundup ready crops produce Roundup, the bT endotoxins are harmful to humans and GM-food has been shown to produce tumours in rats.
All of these ideas can be disproven by a quick Google search or by reading the source material. By far one of the more hilarious, stupid and demonstrably incorrect comments in the documentary came from a Dr Rima Laibow, MD. According to her website she is a graduate from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and for the past 35 years has been promoting drug-free, natural medicine.
However, after reading some of the outrageous and potentially dangerous claims on her website like "nano-sliver will stop HIVI question if she even has a basic medicine or science qualification.
It also seems that she is aware of her own bullshit, as her website comes with a disclaimer saying that none of the advice given is intended to "diagnose, prescribe for, treat or claim to cure, mitigate or prevent disease conditions".
This is simply incorrect. Scientists have modified the genome of plants for a whole host of reasons, including resistance to viruses, resistance to pests, higher yields and not just the ability to be glyphosate tolerant.
Rima later went on to say one of the most jaw-dropping, unintelligent statements I have ever heard, which again makes me question her qualifications or the standard of graduates from Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Just as the super weeds and the super bugs are genetical altered by consuming them. The bug eats the plant, its genes change. The animal eats the plant, its genes change.
It was so demonstrably incorrect that even my friend who I watched the film with and has no scientific background burst into hysterics at the thought of people having the magic ability to incorporate the DNA of what they have eaten into their own genome.
We all know this to be incorrect, because if you eat a carrot, you do not gain the ability to synthesise carotene and turn orange. Considering GMOs are so widely used in America, you would think she would not have a problem talking about an example of this happening in the past or the mechanism of its action but she never does; she simply expects us to take her word on it.
So in conclusion, the documentary has shown the calibre of the people behind the alarmist anti-GMO movement. By getting such basic science incorrect, it is an insult to people who have legitimate concerns about the technology and some of the companies involved.
Although this article only focussed on a 50 second clip of the documentary, I can assure you that the rest of it is full of the same level of knowledge or lack of and fear mongering. It even goes as far as to say that the planet is on the cusp of the 6th mass extinction because of GM technology.A quick search on YouTube turns up these top hits: "Seeds of death: unveiling the lies of GMOs," "Horrific new studies in GMOs, you're eating this stuff!!" and "They are killing us—GMO foods.
The USDA has just approved a new generation of GMOs for use with more deadly herbicides than the toxic glyphosate that currently taints farms across America- Bayer has developed a.
I recently sat down and watched the anti-GMO documentary "Seeds of Death: Unveiling the Lies of GMOs". The documentary was written, produced and published by Gary Null (an alternative medicine promoter who was once almost killed from one of his own supplements) and claims to .
Review By Karl Saliter. Last night I went to the New York premier of Gary Null’s latest documentary, “Seeds of Death: Unveiling The Lies of GMOs,” at Loews on Broadway and 86th. Dec 09, · Seeds of Death: Unveiling the Lies of GMOs 1h 30min | Documentary, History, News | 9 December (USA) This film exposes the dangers of genetically modified foods and features leading scientists, physicians, professors, attorneys and activists/10().
Review By Karl Saliter. Last night I went to the New York premier of Gary Null’s latest documentary, “Seeds of Death: Unveiling The Lies of GMOs,” at Loews on Broadway and 86th.