Join Kids Right to Know and Gen-Earth for an inspirational screening of Modified: A Food Lover’s Journey into GMOs at the Total Health Show.
In the award-winning new documentary Modified, the filmmaker and her mother embark on a very personal and poignant investigative journey to find out why genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are not labeled on food products in the United States and Canada, despite being labeled in 64 countries around the world.
About the Event:
Join food and climate change activist Rachel Parent, for a conversation and Q&A after the film, a raffle, and an opportunity to learn, exchange seeds and connect with other like-minded changemakers interested in the protection of nature’s diversity, seed freedom and growing healthy organic food. Don’t forget to bring organic seeds to exchange!
Date: Sunday, April 14th, 2019
Time: 4:00PM – 6:00PM
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 205
About the Organizer:
This event will be hosted by Rachel Parent, youth activist, food environment speaker, and the founder of Kids Right to Know.
At 11 years old, Rachel began researching for a school project and became alarmed by what she learned about GMOs. This gave her the spark to become an activist fighting for our right to know what’s in our food by making GMO labeling a law in Canada. That spark evolved into what’s now known as Kids Right To Know, a not-for-profit organization that she founded to inform the public, especially other children, about food safety.
“It is very important now to work at informing everyone as quickly as possible. My wish is that GMOs will be labeled, creating more awareness, and leading to a reduced consumer demand for foods containing GMOs. I would like to know that our future is safe and in perfect balance with nature, with plenty of fresh, local organic farming to supply everyone.” – Rachel Parent
About the Film:
Shot over a span of ten years, the film explores the impacts of genetically engineering our food, exposing the cozy relationship between the agribusiness industry and our governments. The film is anchored in the intimate story of the filmmaker’s relationship to her mom, an organic gardener, seed saver, and food activist who battled cancer while the film’s production was underway.
Interweaving the personal and the political, the film uses family video archives, animations, and mouth-watering vignettes from the filmmakers award-winning PBS cooking show to create a visual celebration of homegrown food and family legacy. The film debunks the myth that GMOs are needed to feed the world and makes a compelling plea for a more sustainable and transparent food system.
Want a sneak peek? Watch the the Modified Trailer now!
Winner of 13 festival awards including:
- Audience Choice Award – Vermont International Film Festival 2018
- Best Environmental Film – Chagrin Documentary Film Festival 2018
- Dr. Lamoureux Award for Excellence – Rhode Island International Film Festival 2018
- Best Film (Newcomer) – Green Screen International Wildlife Film Festival (Germany) 2018
- Best French Canadian Film Award – Rendez-Vous Québec Cinéma 2018, Montreal
- Audience Choice Award – Festival international du cinéma des femmes Fort-Coulonge 2018
- Best Environmental Film – Festival International Film Nature & Environment 2018
- Audience Choice Award – Lunenburg Doc Fest 2017
- Audience Choice Award – Festival international cinéma francophone Acadie (FICFA) 2017
- Best East Coast Filmmaker – Lunenburg Doc Fest 2017
- Léonard-Forest Award for best East Coast feature – FICFA 2017
- Honourable Mention (Feature category) – Devour the Food Film Fest 2017
“Rekindles appreciation of what nourishes our experience as living beings on a living earth.” – The Organic and Non-GMO Report