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Nature’s Path Organic Foods, the Richmond, BC-based manufacturer of organic cereal, has partnered with director Jeremy Seifert to present “GMO OMG,” Seifert’s documentary which traces the journey of a young father as he discovers the realities of genetically modified foods. The film premiered at the seventh annual Culinary Cinema at the Berlin Film Festival on Feb. 10.
“From the outset, Nature’s Path has been committed to working in harmony with nature, and we have always been opposed to the use of genetically modified organisms in any food,” said Arran Stephens, president and founder of Nature’s Path Organic Foods. “Through this film we hope to educate people about how the genetic engineering of our food supply disrupts our agricultural heritage, putting food, people and planet at great risk.”
“GMO OMG” further explores the systematic corporate takeover and potential loss of humanity’s most precious and ancient inheritance -- seeds. 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.
“Nature’s Path was a natural partner for this film, as we share the common goal of educating the public on the serious impact GMOs can have on our health and the environment,” Seifert said. “We’ve worked side-by-side with Nature’s Path on the Non-GMO movement and through this film, we’ll continue to work together to bring this issue to the forefront and create change.”
In addition to Nature’s Path, presenting sponsors of the film include Silk, Horizon Organic, Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap, Hestia Gaea Foundation, StopGlobalWarming.org, Horton Foundation Fund, Richard W. Hotes Foundation, Sambazon, Earth Balance, Ciranda, So Delicious, Amy’s Kitchen, Straus Family Creamery and Patagonia.
Founded in 1985, Nature’s Path Organic Foods employs 490 people at its four facilities in the U.S. and Canada, and produces breakfast foods and snacks sold in specialty foods stores and retailers in 40 countries around the world.