1139 Words Jan 13th, 2015 5 Pages
Scientific Research
The first technique used in the documentary, GMO OMG by Jeremy Seifert, that I found very effective was the use of scientific research. This research helps to persuade the people watching the documentary that GMO’s are indeed harmful toward our healths. Jeremy interviewed a scientist named Gilles Eric Seralini who was a professor of molecular biology. He conducted a research on Monsanto’s 603 GMO corn to see the health effects caused by it. Seralini conducted his research in order to find out whether or not it would have a negative impact on the rat. Effects from the GMO’s were shown quite quickly after a couple of months as the rats had severe tumours in their livers and kidneys. Moreover, when the research of
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This metaphor was very effective as it showed that the happiness of the son was coated with a lie. This might also make the audience think that what other lies are hidden in our food that we are not aware about. This could again help them take the side of the documentarian because this might be one of the factors that affect the audience members thinking on the topic.
The use of graphics is another effective technique that was used in GMO OMG. Graphics is the use of titles or other written information displayed on the screen. These graphics were used to more thoroughly explain an idea. For instance, there was a graphic that showed the crop dusters throwing money instead of the pesticides and GMO’s. This was to show that the only reason these GMO’s are used is to make money. It also shows that the big companies such Monsanto is only concerned with money and not the health risks that can be caused to us humans. In addition, facts were also displayed on the screen to show that there was evidence to prove that GMO’s were harmful. For instance, the way the documentary explained what a GMO is; using very complicated scientific terms that an average viewer would think are terms given to dangerous substances. Lastly, at the end newspapers were displayed showing various facts on them that resulted from the protests against GMO’s. This included the newspaper stating, “Russia suspends import and use of

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