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Seeds of Death: Unveiling the Lies of GMOs

Friday, April 17 at 1:00 am on Channel 12.1

Today the vast majority of foods in supermarkets contain genetically modified substances whose effects on our health are unknown. SEEDS OF DEATH documents the dangers of genetically-modified foods ... [See more]



FILM AWARDS & HONORS:
  • Hoboken International Film Festival - Best Documentary
  • White Sands International Film Festival - Best Director
  • Worldfest Houston - Special Jury Award - Higher than Platinum
  • Official Selection: Breckenridge Festival of Film, Chicago Underground Film Festival, Indie Fest USA, NYC Independent Film Festival, Urbanworld Film Festival, White Sands International Film Festival


IN-STUDIO GUESTS:
During its CPT12 premiere, Dr. Gary Null joined CPT12 Director of Development Shari Bernson live in the studio to discuss the film. Dr. Roy Speiser of Clean Water Revival, Inc. also made a guest appearance.

  • ABOUT GARY NULL
    For over three decades, Dr. Gary Null has been one of the foremost advocates of alternative medicine and natural healing. A multi award-winning journalist and New York Times best-selling author, Dr. Null has written over 70 books on nutrition, self-empowerment and public health issues. Dr. Null holds a Ph.D. in Human Nutrition and Public Health Science. View Dr. Null's full credentials.
     
  • ABOUT ROY M. SPEISER
    Vice President of Clean Water Revival, Inc., Dr. Roy M. Speiser has 30 plus years experience as a bacteriologist, biochemist, health care practitioner and water quality specialist. Dr. Speiser has published numerous scientific articles on environmental health issues. He has appeared on national radio and TV, and lectured at numerous health conferences.

Viewer Comments

Continued failure of healthy skepticism
Posted: February 19, 2015 by Rebecca Hart-Schmidt
Program: Seeds of Death: Unveiling the Lies of GMOs
I'm grateful that CPTV has made clear in their response to my concerns just how willing they are to suspend healthy skepticism of implausible (and debunked claims)when presented as the political opinions their executives support. An individual who profits from fear and ignorance, and denies the existence of AIDS is not to be trusted on matters scientific, medical, or otherwise. I'm disturbed that these same executives are unwilling to acknowledge the well-published criticisms (easily found) of this "documentary" and seem amenable to the idea that a single corporation has paid off and manipulated the majority of Colorado voters. This failure of responsible journalism is an insult to to viewers and their contributions through public funding or individual donations. I'll be ensuring that my friends and family know why CPTV does not merit the reputation of PBS as the "most trusted" source.
Uncritical airing of irresponsible pseudoscience
Posted: February 14, 2015 by Rebecca Hart-Schmidt
Program: Seeds of Death: Unveiling the Lies of GMOs
As a biologist, mother, and Colorado resident, I was deeply disappointed to see this program airing this morning. PBS is considered to have a unique level of credibility in science and journalistic programming, and it is an abuse of viewers' trust to air this pseudoscientific nonsense produced by an AIDS denialist with NO expertise in biotechnology or agriculture. This program presents falsified and retracted claims as fact, misrepresents the credentials of so-called experts, and profits from blatant fearmongering. It is no coincidence that "experts" such as Gary Null, Vandana Shiva, Joseph Mercola, etc. rile up unfounded fears and then profit exorbitantly from speakers fees and "natural cures" targeted at those same fears. It is true that the understanding the methods, challenges, and goals of biotechnology and agriculture are critically important to making decisions that will effect the future of our society. Any technology can be used responsibly or irresponsibly, and has the potential for unintended consequences. It would be far more valuable for PBS to air programs which present verifiable facts and offer rigorous analysis, so that viewers are equipped to evaluate claims of those who have financial interests in any side of these issues. Airing propaganda is abusive to viewers who seek information and education from a credible source. I urge executives at CPTV to take a long look at their own backgrounds and biases, and consult experts in relevant fields (whose contact information is readily available from state universities) before sponsoring inflammatory claims.
CPT12 Response:
Thank you so much for watching CPT12 and for writing in.
I let Gary know of your concerns and here is his reply:
 
From Gary Null, Ph.D. 2/17/15
“Let this viewer give the specific statements that they find objectionable. We have independent experts preview all of my documentaries . If she can show me a mistake I will correct it. I lose tens of thousands of dollars on every documentary/. I do not charge P.B.S. or any other venue. We put this film on the internet for free. I spent more than two thousand hours of research and read every article on the safety of gmo’s. The pro gmo advocates spent tens of millions of dollars to convince people that they are safe. I have spent nearly 50 years as a social activist…never was paid a penny to lecture or testify or broadcast on any of the documentaries. We have more independent science now than at the time the film was released and it shows that gmo’s are even worse that the film projects. Clarence Darrow said “I do not pretend to know what many ignorant men are sure of””.
 
I have also attached a copy of Gary’s CV updated in Dec 2013. Please excuse I need an update - he has written at least three new books on nutrition since then as well as produced two award-winning investigative documentaries.
 
Also please find attached, a 6 page excerpt of a list of my on-going research on the topic of GMO’s since 2007.And here is a link to the research presented by Right To Know Colorado who is behind Prop 105 and pushing for mandatory GMO labeling. http://www.righttoknowcolorado.org/resources
 
CPT12 presents information and content not widely seen in main steam media. Our research shows that close to 40% of Americans have questions about the safety of GMO’s. My research has not come up with any clinical trials based on human consumption. As an allergic kid myself, I began to pay attention to food labels and how preservatives were wrecking havoc with my immune system. I have also contacted Monsanto three different times inviting them to do an interview or come to the CPT12 studios. We have only received a reply – no conversation:
 
STATEMENT ISSUED BY MONSANTO TO CPT12
 
Monsanto is 100 percent focused on agriculture and our business succeeds when farmers find our products offer them value on their farms. Because Monsanto is a leader in biotechnology, our company and products are often the subject of activist campaigns which are not always balanced or accurate. We provide Monsanto’s position and perspective on a wide range of issues at www.monsanto.com.
 
Are you aware of how much money was spent in Colorado pushing back on GMO labeling? What is there to hide? https://www.google.com/search?q=money+spent+for+pro+gmo+lableing+in+colorado&rls=com.microsoft:en-us&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&startIndex=&startPage=1&gws_rd=ssl
 
With sky rocking levels of obesity, diabetes, cancer and heart disease in the US, I hope people will be empowered with access to information and will do their own research and support discussion, critic and transparency for information concerning the health and welfare of people.
 
Thank you for asking questions and taking the time to write in.
 
Sincerely,
 
SB
 
Shari Bernson
Director of Development / Executive Producer, Colorado Public Television
GMO Seeds of Death
Posted: December 6, 2014 by Mike Patrick
Program: Seeds of Death: Unveiling the Lies of GMOs
I just turned this program on and in the first minute the only true thing I heard was the fact that Monsanto will pursue its patents. I would never donate to a station that would present this fiction as truth. I just heard the person begging for $$ that it's "a little controversial" well no crap. When you try to pass of baloney science as science, it should be controversial. I have no connection with Monsanto or any seedstock company. What I have done is analyzed GMO grain to PPB levels and find NO DIFFERENCE chemically or nutritionally to legacy grains. I guess next it'll be HFCS you're lieing about. The guy talking right now (1.42 PM) sounds like some guy that would be selling magnets to purify your water. For a station connected with a premier science university, you should be ashamed for pandering to unscientific beliefs such as this.
CPT12 Response:
Thank you for your comments concerning the Gary Null’s Seeds of Death: Unveiling the Lies of GMOs. I appreciate your research and expertise concerning the science of GMO grains. CPT12 does value viewers’ responses to our programming choses. Your comments will help us make decisions on future programming.
Sincerely,
Joan
CPT12 Staff

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This new documentary by Gary Null, PhD exposes the public health dagners of genetically modified organisms (GMO's). Leading scientists, physicians, professors, politicians, attorneys and environmental activists reveal the frightening truth surrounding GMO's in our food supply.  You'll learn how GMOs are founded on a baseless science, originally approved through political maneuvering and disregard for human safety. Hundreds of scientific studies reveal GMOs’ serious health risks to animals and these same adverse conditions are rapidly observed in the epidemic rise of human diseases.

In addition to health risks, there is no evidence that GMOs will provide food security in the future. Industrial agriculture is dirty, and depends upon massive amounts of fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides, and greater water resources. The result is soil devastation and lower crop yields. Seeds of Death features the voices and warnings of our world’s most vital experts demanding the reassessment of GMOs.


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Betraying its founding mandate to assure drug, food and chemical safety in the interests of public health, the FDA today is a repressive bureaucracy serving pharmaceutical and agricultural industry greed and profits. Vaccines, medical devices, and prescription drugs are fast-tracked at alarming rates through the FDA at the expense of scientific oversight to assure their efficacy and safety. Featuring many pioneering attorneys, physicians, researchers and advocates of health freedom, War on Health lifts the veil on the FDA's militaristic operations against organic food providers and alternative physicians.

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The Gary Null Ultra-Ceramic Filter is designed for use when pressurized and/or suitable potable water is unavailable. The filter uses ceramic microfiltration and carbon filter media technology to remove bacteria, parasites, chlorine, chemicals, sediment, debris, turbidity, bad taste & odor. The unit can hold up to 3 gallons of water in the top and bottom chambers.

The Ultra-Ceramic Water Filter is supplied with 2 Standard Ultra-Ceramic ceramic filters. Each Ultra-Ceramic filter provides 1/4 gallon of filtered water per hour. To maximize water production for larger families, adding more Ultra-Ceramic Filters will provide faster water volume production. The unit can hold up to 5 Ultra-Ceramic Ceramic Filters.

The filters are rated to last approximately 1000 gallons each and can be cleaned to remove any particulates from the outer ceramic shell of the filter. This will restore the flow rate for longer use and prolong the life of the filter. Great for Everyday Home Use, Traveling, Hotels, RV’s, Boats, Camping, and Natural Disasters. The unit is lightweight, compact, and telescopes for easy transport and storage.

Contaminant & Reduction Ability:
Absolute Rating: 0.9 Micron > 99.9999%
Nominal Rating: 0.2 to 0.8 Micron
Pathogenic Bacteria: > 99.999% (100% cryptosporiclium)
Inorganics Removal: > 95%
Turbidity (NSF Std 53): > 98%

Unit Specifications:
Filter Capacity: Up to 5-Ceramic filters
Water Production: 7-10 gallons per day for each slimline Ceramic filter.
Capacity: Bottom & top chamber each hold 3 gallons of water
Operating Temperature: 40-100° F
Dimensions (collapsed): 11.25" W x 16.75" T
Dimensions (assembles): 11.25" W x 28.5" T

See full Certified Test Results Report for KLT Filtration Ceramic Filter Model CF115W

See Denver Water Quality Report 2012


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Program Length: 90 minutes

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