A Silent Forest -The Growing Threat Genetically Engineered Trees
This award winning documentary film explores the growing global threat of genetically engineered trees to our environment and to human health. The film features renowned geneticist and host of PBS' The Nature of Things David Suzuki, who explores the unknown and possibly disastrous consequences of improperly tested GE methods. Many scientists and activists are interviewed in the film, which serves as an effective and succinct tool for understanding the complex issue of GE trees. The film includes the testimony of many experts on the subject and serves as a valuable tool to inform students and those interested in environmental issues. The film has been well used in public forums, government as well as college and high school classrooms.
The film includes an interview with Percy Schmeiser, who lost the rights to his own crops to Monsanto, when Monsanto seeds contaminated his fields. As Schmeiser says in the film:
"It doesn't matter how it gets there, destroying your crop. All of your crop, becomes Monsanto's ownership and they can lay a lawsuit on top of it against you. Even if the contamination rate is 1%, all your other 99% of your crop goes to Monsanto. And that's what startled the world, how farmers can lose their rights overnight, an organic farmer can lose his seeds and his rights overnight, and get subject to a lawsuit."
The film shows how farmers like Schmeiser and indigenous people may lose their way of life and belongings in the face of new biotech friendly science and legislation. A Silent Forest won first place in the EarthVision Environmental Film Festival and a First Place in the Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival. The film is created by award-winning director Ed Schehl who has been making and promoting documentaries on environmentalism and social justice for 15 years. As new crucial forms of legislation and urgent needs for action arise, this film makes information available to the general public.
Subtitled in Spanish and Chinese
Bonus Feature- Preview of World Rainforest Movement's Green Invasion
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What is not covered and should be, is why not make GMO weeds where the weeds can't reproduce????? Why modify the food, modify the weeds. Maybe they are, but not the way we would like them too; but in a way that makes them more money... Just say'n...
Cross contamination of private, national and state forests with patented genes contained in the pollen of genetically engineered trees is a known danger. Who would now own these infected trees? Would a company like Monsanto be able to go into a national forest and harvest the infected trees because they contain their patented genes? Could this be the ultimate agenda? This film is a wake-up call to the dangers of genetic engineering plants and trees, and the devastating impact it will have on the land, the food supply, the animals, insects and all of us.
In easy to understand terms, this movie explains the severe ramifications of infiltrating our lands with (GMO) genetically modified or engineered trees and plants. It's amazing how scientists are so willing to plow ahead (no pun intended) with an agenda that has unknown consequences for the future of life as we know it.
Very scary stuff. Open your eyes and see what is happening in our world today with GMO plants and our food supply. If this is allowed to continue, in just 10 to 20 years our land will become contaminated and unable to sustain life. But we can fight against this insanity by collectively banning together. The first step is arming yourself with knowledge. Watch this program and tell everyone you know about what is happening right now in our own backyards. It is happening people, so WAKE UP and smell the roses because in the future, the roses may not have any smell at all.