FoodFacts.com prides ourselves on educating our community on issues surrounding our food supply. And as all of you know, GMOs are a major issue affecting us all. For average consumers, though, GMOs can be a very confusion issue. There are so many questions surrounding them. How are foods genetically modified? Why are foods genetically modified? And do consumers who may not be as educated as our community actually understand the possible ramifications involved?
Well, today we came across something that we really think can help those issues tremendously. In fact, it makes GMO education easier to understand in a way that can really reach so many people. We want to make sure that we share it with our community, so that they can, hopefully, share it within their own networks and help spread the word.
It seems that David Holmes and song writer Andrew Bean have started a company called Explainer Music. Here’s a quote directly from their website: “Our goal is to provide information in a unique and innovative way that will significantly increase web traffic for all types of content providers. Music has the capacity to reach out to individuals from all walks of life. We utilize this universal quality to provide our clients with a tool to help engage their audience in a simple, yet effective way. Information never sounded so good.”
We at FoodFacts.com are excited about the idea of using music to explain issues to the population at large and really believe that their concept of reaching consumers in this manner will provide thousands the easy-to-understand information that will actually make an impression and stay with them. The video is called OMG GMOs. It’s straightforward, explains the issues in a simple, but powerful manner and actually tells us both sides of the story and makes us think.
We’re hoping we hear more about the issues affecting our food supply from Explainer Music. FoodFacts.com could easily give them some great ideas. Here are a few we’d love to see: Food Color, Azodicarbonamide, Aspartame, Phosphoric Acid, and all the different ingredients that put hidden MSG into our foods. But for now … we really love this one!
Check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TX_egktSUXI&feature=youtu.be And read more about it in this article: http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/16/a-song-tries-to-go-beyond-the-omg-reaction-to-gmos/?src=rechp