Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Journal Four- Watch GMO OMG- Devon

I think that this movie was a very well produced movie based on the budget and would be a movie that I would highly suggest to anyone that is looking to gain new information about GMOs. I learned things from the movie that I never knew about GMOS. I never knew that so many other countries had already outlawed the use of GMOS. I also did not know that there were some states in the United States that had already had laws that required GMOS to be labeled. In one of the scenes in the movie the people of Haiti are chanting " Stop Monsanto! Chase them out! ". This was powerful to me. If a country that is poor has people that are chanting things like this then there has to be some type of problem. I liked the way that the director went to the people in charge of the companies that were delivering the GMOS to farms. I think that if he would have just talked the whole time you would get bored . I liked the images that he used in the movie and the songs as well. The songs seemed to relate a lot to nature.

I never knew that there was a such a huge increase in how much we used pesticides. In 1945 there were 200 million pounds of pesticides that were used. In 2000 there were 5.1 billion pounds of pesticides that had been used. This increase resulted in 500 different types of bugs being resisted to pesticides. These numbers were necessary because they showed how pesticides were impacting nature.
When I had done my own research at home I had a vague since of how accurate the information was. I was not sure that the source was credible. In this documentary you get to hear the phone calls, not all of them but bits of pieces. He’s phoning the companies directly. He talks to farmers, scientist, and people from the GMO industry making the sources seem much more credible then the ones that we see online.
This would be a movie that I would suggest to anybody that is looking to find out some interesting facts about GMOS.  Although it is low budget it still gives you valuable information that could help you deciding on the decision to live a GMO free life or one with them. 
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  1. The conversations are part of the film that I remembered as well. It does sound shady the way these phone calls are put into the movie, but they are edited. I have no doubt that these companies are trying to protect their public image by shunning the narrator, but without a real context of these conversations I take them with a grain of salt. Likewise with the statistic of the amount of pesticides used, I maintain skepticism.

  2. It is very disgusting for me to think about the amount of pesticide we use as a country, because we are ultimately eating that. I do not want to think about the amount of chemicals put on the crops that will eventually be feed to animals to butcher for human consumption.

  3. You make a very good point about the overuse of pesticides and their overuse. I however, disagree with you about the use of music and images used in the film. They seem to reinforce the bias of the narrator uses, and I thought that the imagery was trying to make the audience afraid of GMO's.


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