Review: GMO OMG

In our never-ending quest for continuing education in The Frugal Farmer family, we sat down yesterday to watch GMO OMG
, the documentary that follows a father of three on a journey to find out the truth about GMOs.  Jeremy Seifert’s quest to learn more about Genetically Modified Organisms started innocently enough when his son Finn, at age 3, became fascinated with the science behind the simple seed.  Finn’s fascination with how one seed can produce multiple fruits or veggies that then produced hundreds more seeds was intriguing to his father, and thus began Jeremy’s quest to find out more about seeds.  Along the way, hearing more and more about GMOs, Jeremy worked to research exactly what GMOs were.

When Jeremy didn’t find much in the way of information on GMOs on the Internet, he began his own, cross-continental journey to find out the truth about GMOs, about what they are, about the science behind GMOs and about the dangers that lie within GMOs.

I’ve researched somewhat intensely on GMOs over the years, and I thought I knew enough by simply knowing that they’re not good.  I was wrong.  The information Jeremy uncovers in this truth-revealing documentary is certainly eye-opening.  There were facts divulged in GMO OMG that, in my humble opinion, will make you realize that those who you thought were working for good in this world are simply out to ride the Monsanto money gravy train into the station along with big name seed companies and Monsanto itself. If you thought you hated Monsanto before, GMO OMG will make sure you hate them even more.  If you think that GMOs are harmless, GMO OMG will show you why you’re wrong.

Along with truth-revealing facts about the GMO industry, Jeremy shares real steps that people like you and me can do to protect and preserve your food supply as it was created.

If you care at all about your food supply, and about the food supply of future generations, you’ll watch GMO OMG ASAP, and start taking the recommended steps to do what you can to make sure that organic food doesn’t become a thing of the past.  Please, share this post with family and friends too.  We all need to start doing what we can to kick companies whose goal is to dominate the world’s food supply to the curb.

32 comments

  1. Kathy says:

    Thank you for saying this, Lauri. While I think most people who advocate only going organic or anti-GMO foods feel their cause is noble, the fact is that if we didn’t use these techniques in farming, more of the world would go hungry than what already does. A family can hand-pick bugs off of one dwarf fruit tree but a farmer cannot do this in a 200 hundred acre corn or soybean field. Herbicides and pesticides ensure that the crop will survive, just as GMO seeds provide a more sizeable harvest. It was interesting to read your review.

    • Laurie says:

      Kath, there is a company, in Iowa, I believe, that did a 30-year study on the yield of organic vs. pesticided crops, and they found that although pesticided crops did outperform organic crops in the short term, in the long term the results were the same yield. Jeremy talks about this in the documentary. I’m about as conservative as they come, but the 30-year-study results make sense from a creation standpoint, at least to me.

  2. Kirsten says:

    I am sure what I know about GMOs only scratches the surface, but I try to be relatively educated on topics like sustainable farming. Looking out for the future and for my family’s health at all times! I hope this is available on Netflix – it’s right up my alley.

  3. Ooooh! I need to watch this and, somehow, get the hubby to watch it too. I’m slowly trying to get him to join the healthier bandwagon. It’s really quite crazy the things that they do to our food.

  4. I have to confess, I had no idea what a GMO is, but they sound awful! I am definitely putting this documentary on my to-do list because I clearly need more of an education on these, most of all, for my son’s health than anything else.

  5. Sounds like an interesting, to say the least, film Laurie! We were talking about this very issue over Thanksgiving dinner and was wondering what we could watch and now we have it. 🙂

  6. I’ve heard about issues with GMOs and other problems with our food supply but haven’t really actively researched it. Some of it is laziness and the other part is not wanting to know…for fear of what we’ve been putting in our bodies. Sometimes documentaries are one-sided but based on your review it seems like it’s based on facts and research. I definitely will check it out…hopefully it’s on Netflix.

    • Laurie says:

      Yeah, it seems unbiased to me. I even looked at the list of sponsors at the end and didn’t see anything that would ring any bells. It is on Netflix. Andrew, this is a subject I think everyone should research. Important stuff.

  7. This documentary seems right up my alley. I’m really interested in learning about stuff like this and I think more people should be exposed to the truth behind GMOs along with other things (i.e. Federal Reserve, fractional-reserve banking, etc.). Important things that impact our life that do not get enough attention. Thanks for sharing!

    • Laurie says:

      I think you’d like it, DC. The health/state of our food supply is truly an issue that affects everyone, on every side of the fence.

    • Laurie says:

      Yeah, I’d be curious to see how a diet change affects you. Maddie was just talking last night about how nice it is not to have those tummy issues anymore.

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