Genetic Roulette: A Documentary Analysis

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It is no secret that roughly a third of America’s population is considered obese, and in a documentary published about Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), Genetic Roulette, the director uncovers that, “Since the mid-nineties, the number of Americans suffering from at least three chronic illnesses nearly doubled.” While there are a plethora of factors that contribute to this travesty, I believe a major component of this drastic increase of chronic illness is health illiteracy. Most would blame the individuals for their health deficiencies. However the core of the problem is that the population is uninformed by their government. There are two challenges to being able to hold consumers responsible for what they ingest. The first challenge
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