MODIFIED d Aube Giroux, Canada, 2017, 87 min, English & French w English subtitles Friday, October 12 @ 7:30pm
Both intense personal story and thorough, fascinating investigative journey, MODIFIED asks why genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are not labelled on food products in Canada and the USA, despite being labelled in 64 countries around the world. The human core of the story comes from the rich food legacy director Giroux inherits from her mother, an avid gardener and food activist. As people on both sides of the labeling issue speak out, MODIFIED exposes the cozy relationship between agribusiness and government, and along the way, a very strong case is made for a more sustainable and transparent food system. Eight awards to date, including Audience Choice Award (Lunenburg Doc Fest 2017) and Best French-Canadian Film (Rendez-Vous Québec Cinéma 2018) "Enlightening and powerful!" chef and author Jacques Pépin.