Oh, for the innocent days of old, when one could lick ice cream cones or eat cupcakes with pink icing without thinking anything except “Do I get seconds?” Nowadays, no eating experience can be defined by such blissful ignorance, unless you want to get in the fast lane to the land of obesity, Type 2 diabetes, cancer, hormonal disorders and more.

Films about yummy treats, such as “Ratatouille” and “Chef,” are taking a back seat as food-scare stories swagger onto center stage. “Our Daily Bread,” “Fed Up,” “Killer at Large” and “Food, Inc.” are all recent films addressing the problems with the modern food system, specifically in the U.S. Now, one young father is joining in the fight, or so goes the tune of “GMO OMG.”

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