Virtually Celebrate Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary
In celebration of Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary, Women’s Voice magazine, and The Non-GMO Project will stream the James Beard Award-winning documentary film Modified for FREE as part of their ongoing commitment to education.
In Modified, the filmmaker Aube Giroux, and her mother embark on a personal and poignant investigative journey to find out why genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are not adequately labeled on food products in the United States and Canada, despite being labeled in 64 countries around the world.
Shot over a span of ten years, the film explores the impacts of genetically engineering our food, exposing the cozy relationship between the agribusiness industry and our governments. The film is anchored around the intimate story of the filmmaker’s relationship to her mom, a gardener, seed saver, and food activist who battled cancer while the film’s production was underway.
Interweaving the personal and the political, the film uses family video, animations, and mouthwatering vignettes from the filmmaker’s award-winning PBS cooking show to create a visual celebration of homegrown food and family legacy.
Modified has been the official selection at over 70 international film festivals and now audiences can enjoy it from the comfort of their own home where it will be streaming from April 15th up until Earth Day, on the 22nd at womensvoice.com/modified.
Earth Day 2020 will be remembered as a defining moment in history, as no one on earth will gather. However, we can band together and watch this family friendly movie in our homes and across the globe to virtually celebrate Earth Day 2020.
The filmmaker Aube Giroux is available for interviews.
Aube Giroux (writer, director, producer) is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, organic gardener, and food blogger. Aube is the creator of “Kitchen Vignettes”, an online farm-to-table cooking show on PBS which received the 2012 Saveur Magazine Best Food Blog Award and is a two-time James Beard Award nominee. Aube holds an MFA in Film Production from York University. She has directed two films for the National Film Board of Canada and several independent productions. Modified is her first feature-length documentary.
The Non-GMO Project is a nonprofit organization committed to preserving and building sources of non-GMO products, educating consumers, and providing verified non-GMO choices. We believe that everyone has a right to know what is in their food and deserves access to non-GMO choices. The Non-GMO Project is governed by a Board of Directors. We also work with a collaborative network of technical and expert advisors from a broad and diverse range of backgrounds and sectors.
Women’s Voice Magazine is committed to providing our readers with real health solutions from real physicians. To ensure our editorial excellence, we have assembled medical professionals who are dedicated experts and leaders in natural health to serve on Women’s Voice Medical and Science Editorial Advisory Committee.