A film fundraiser to raise awareness about genetically modified foods and pesticides will take place Sunday, Oct. 25 and will help out local food initiatives in the Cariboo.
The fundraising event, hosted by the Williams Lake Food Policy Council, will take place at Paradise Cinemas, which has generously donated the venue, organizers say.
The admission is by donation, with all proceeds going to the Food Policy Council to repair a broken freezer at the Cariboo Growers Co-op and to support next year’s March Against Monsanto.
In the film, GMO OMG, director and concerned father Jeremy Seifert investigates how genetically modified organisms affect our health, the planet’s health, our freedom of choice, and ultimately if it’s even possible to reject the food system currently in place. He searches for answers on a journey from Haiti to Paris and Norway.
The film will take place at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25 at Paradise Cinemas at 78 Third Ave. South in Williams Lake. Information pamphlets will also be provided to those looking for further details and resources.
The event is also supported by the Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society, the Potato House Project, Paradise Cinemas, and United Way, as well as by Seifert, who has granted organizers permission to show the film as an educational fundraiser.