At Yekra the revolutionary new distribution network for feature films Genetic Chile gives an eye-opening look at the world of GMO foods through the lens of New Mexicoâs iconic chile pepper.
The chile pepper defines New Mexican cuisine and is considered a sacred plant by many cultures.
Despite overwhelming evidence of gene flow, persistent safety questions, predatory multinational agribusiness corporations and potential economic damage, the State of New Mexico funded research to produce a GMO chile, which is a first time for a US state.
Because the funding is public, filmmaker Chris Dudley, was able to force a rare interview with a genetic researcher at NMSU.
This film is packed with information about the harmful use of GMO technology and the ignorance shown by the proponents of GMO crops.