Manhattan Country School W 84th St.
New York, NYC
Friday, June 23, 2017 between 4 – 7 pm
Photo credit: Patricia Jacomella
The title “Km Zero” identifies in Europe an economic politics that prefers the local food guaranteed by the producer for its genuineness and absence of GMO’s, in contraposition to the global food. In the U.S., Monsanto is known as a leading producer of GMO food and Roundup a glyphosate-based herbicide. By now, nearly everyone interested in healthy living is aware of the recent research linking Monsanto's GMO corn to cancer tumors and an increased risk of premature death. All anti-GMO activism has led to little resistance against the powerful lobbyists at Monsanto and their dominion over government policy. But Amaranth plant is showing the biotech giant you can't mess with nature without consequences. Amaranth grows widely where others can’t. In this age when we devote too much acreage to GM crops, nature seems to be offering us a gift in the form of amaranth.