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This is one in what we hope will be a series of our A Life Connected project.
A 12-minute uplifting, positive video about the power of making Vegan choices.
People everywhere are making choices more connected with their values. We are simplifying our lives, buying less and living more because we know that the Earth provides enough to satisfy everyone’s need, but not everyone’s greed.
But there is one connected choice that sometimes gets overlooked. It’s one of the most far-reaching personal, practical and ethical choices you can make. With this choice we can help…
>feed ourselves and every hungry person on the planet.
>replenish the deep woods of the North and save our disappearing rainforests.
>revitalize our rural landscapes and save family farms.
>stop the number one polluter of water and the number one waster of water.
>return our oceans to thriving underwater worlds teeming with life and wonder.
>make cancer and heart disease a rarity instead of a common occurrence.
>stop the unnecessary suffering of billions and billions of animals.
>and return wild lands to their rightful owners.
This powerful choice can be done by everyone every day… by you… right now.
Every day you are invited to make choices. Live your values. Change the world.
It’s that simple.
Who controls the future of your food? GMO OMG explores the systematic cor- porate takeover and potential loss of humanity’s most precious and ancient inheritance: seeds. Director Jeremy Seifert investigates how loss of seed diversity and corresponding laboratory assisted genetic alteration of food affects his young children, the health of our planet, and freedom of choice everywhere. GMO OMG follows one family’s struggle to live and eat without participating in an unhealthy, unjust, and destructive food system. In GMO OMG, the encroaching darkness of unknown health and environmental risks, chemical toxins, and food monopoly meets with the light of a growing global movement to take back what we have lost. Has the global food system been irrevocably hijacked? Is there still time to reclaim its purity, protect biodiversity and save ourselves?
What is a Genetically Modified Organism (GMO)?
The World Health Organization Defines a GMO as: Organisms in which the genetic material (DNA) has been altered in a way that does not occur naturally.
The most common genetically modified crops are: Corn, Soy, Canola, Cotton, Sugar Beets, Alfalfa, Papaya, Zucchini and Yellow Summer Squash.
GMOs are in nearly 80% of all processed foods in the United States and the most common ingredients consist of:
High-Fructose Corn Syrup, Soy Lecithin, Amino Acids, Aspartame, Ascorbic Acid, Sodium Ascorbate, Vitamin C, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Ethanol, Fla- vorings (“natural” and “artificial”), Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein, Lactic Acid, Maltodextrins, Molasses, Monosodium Glutamate, Sucrose, Textured Vegeta- ble Protein (TVP), Xanthan Gum, Vitamins, Yeast Products.
Over 60 countries require labeling of GMOs, including Russia, India, and China.
In the United States, GMOs are not labeled on the federal or any state level, despite the fact that 96% of Americans polled want mandatory labeling of GMOs.
Trailer by Joseph Lindquist
Music by Jubilee Singers
Written , Directed, and Produced by JEREMY SEIFERT
Produced by JOSHUA A. KUNAU
Executive Producers ELIZABETH KUCINICH JOSHUA A. KUNAU
Cinematography by ROD HASSLER
Music by JUBILEE SINGERS
Edited by TERRY YATES JEREMY SEIFERT
Sound by DANIEL S. MCCOY, C.A.S.
Graphics and Animation by PALACEWORKS
Associate Producers NISHA NAMORANDO VIDA TIMMY VATTEROTT DANIEL S. MCCOY
Consulting Producers STEPHANIE SOECHTIG LAURIE DAVID
Over the past 16 years, Linda Sivertsen has authored & co-authored nine books (two New York Times bestsellers) and has helped hundreds of talented clients polish their ideas, write proposals (with some fast & furious bidding wars), and get their name + books out into the world. Learn more about Linda at bookmama.com/
Six+ times a year, Linda takes a small tribe of inspired writers to beautiful Carmel, California to craft their masterpieces—girlfriends-getaway style. Click here (bookmama.com/retreats/) to learn more about Linda’s Carmel writing retreats.
Linda is also the co-creator of Your Big Beautiful Book Plan, a digital program for people who want to get their word into the world — where it belongs. yourbigbeautifulbookplan.com/
This actually helped some. Thank you.
If there are clients and/or projects you can’t get because you’re “just” a freelancer (or at least that’s how you’re perceived)…
Or, if you find yourself dreaming and scheming, but not sure how to cross over from solo-freelancer to business owner…
Then join Ilise Benun of Marketing-Mentor.com when she interviews Jonathan Cleveland of Cleveland Design on how he made the journey. Cleveland will share all his secrets and especially the mistakes and lesson learned during his 20 years in business. They’ll delve into:
* The benefits of growing beyond just you
* When and how to take the steps toward design firm owner
* When and how to hire your first employee
* How your role and the client’s perceptions of you change
About Ilise Benun
Ilise Benun is an author, consultant and national speaker, and the founder of Marketing-Mentor.com. She develops marketing plans for creative firms who are ready to grow and she writes for Applied Arts, HOW Magazine and many other online outlets. Her books include “The Designer’s Guide to Marketing and Pricing, “Stop Pushing Me Around: A Workplace Guide for the Timid, Shy and Less Assertive” and her latest, “The Creative Professional’s Guide to Money.”
Hug by Eddie Opara 7/23
Eddie Opara, Pentagram designer, wants to encourage people to turn down the thermostat and turn up the love with his poster.
“I’m attracted to the idea of using human warmth rather than heating. It’s something you can do with a friend, but it’s also a warm and loving message you can share with a friend - a positive message about climate change, not one that puts the effing fear of God into you.”
Heating is responsible for about 60% of a household’s energy usage – and yet more than half of us have our thermostats set above the recommended temperature of 18-21C.
What better way to share body heat than with a jumper made for two?
We’re selling 23 limited editions of this poster printed on FSC paper with sustainable ink for £23 plus VAT, postage and packing with all proceeds going back to the Do The Green Thing charity. You can buy this one here.
Oh, we’ve all been there. (Us designers, of course.)