WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Caretaker Farm, a community-supported agriculture (CSA) farm, and Images Cinema, the town's non-profit, single-screen theater, are teaming up to provide a free discussion and screening of a controversial film by best-selling author Jeffrey M. Smith, "Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of our Lives."
The film will be screened at 7 p.m., on Monday, April 1, at Images and will be followed by a talk and discussion featuring biologist Ed Stockman, B.S. & M.S., (PHOTO) owner of Summit Farm in Plaintfield, Mass., and an organic farmer for 41 years. The talk and screening are free, but the sponsors are asking for a suggested donation of five dollars.
For 13 years, Stockman has been lecturing against genetically-modified-organisms (GMOs) and their use in food. He is also co-founder of the Masschusetts Right to Know GMOs movement.
The film quotes physicans and scientists who say that after two decades the same serious health problems found in lab animals, livestock and pets that have been fed genetically-modified foods are now on the rise in the U.S. human population. They assert that when people and animals stop eating such foods, their health improves.