A free showing of the short documentary film, "Food for Thought, Food for Life" on Oct. 22 at the Prescott Public Library, marks the yearly October celebration of NON-GMO Month by GMO-Free Prescott. The film is part of The GMO CRISIS: Living the Solution, a multi-media program featuring mini-presentations by local experts illustrating how to avoid or mitigate the negative effects of GMO food consumption. Celebratory music by Celia will also be part of the festivities. Other notable events include: Slow Food Prescott will also be celebrating NON-GMO Month at their Oct. 13 meeting and non-gmo potluck. Their GMO-Free and Slow...Meat: Creating a Healthier and Happier World presentation will include tips for avoiding GMOs in meat, an explanation of the Slow Food USA Slow Meat campaign and instruction on making nongmo bone broth; GMO-Free Prescott Valley will be hosting a 'Meet & Greet' as their inaugural event. Free GMO related information will be available at both October events; and the Town of Prescott Valley, the City of Prescott and the Town of Dewey-Humboldt have proclaimed October as GMO Awareness Month and are adopting their proclamations Sept. 25 and Oct. 6.
Non-GMO Month was created by the Non-GMO Project as a platform for raising awareness on the GMO issue. Citizens and organizations across North America are waking up to the failure of GMO technology, and discovering the risks GMOs pose to our health, our families and our planet.
"GMOs, or 'genetically modified organisms', are plants or animals created through the gene splicing techniques of biotechnology (also called genetic engineering, or GE). This experimental technology merges DNA from different species, creating unstable combinations of plant, animal, bacterial and viral genes that cannot occur in nature or in traditional crossbreeding,"
GMO-Free Prescott is a coalition of consumers, business owners, professionals and allied groups who support everyone's right to choose food and products that have not been genetically modified. GMO-Free Prescott seeks to raise awareness of the health risks associated with the consumption of genetically modified foods (GMOs) and related pesticides and promotes grassroots efforts that encourage informed, nourishing and safe food choices. For more information visit www.gmofreeprescottaz.org.