With so much talk around GMO’s (Genetically Modified Organisms) in the news these days, this podcast is a discussion with Jeffrey M. Smith, the leading consumer advocate promoting healthier non-GMO choices. He’s also the author of the world’s bestselling and #1 rated book on the health dangers of genetically modified organisms. As Washington continues to rubberstamp more genetically modified food crops, in this compelling and eye-opening conversation, Jeffrey talks with Joe about the basics of GMO’s, the health risks, and how consumers really do have the power to derail GMO products from overtaking our grocery stores.
Jeffrey M. Smith is the leading consumer advocate promoting healthier non-GMO choices is the author of the world’s bestselling and #1 rated book on the health dangers of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). He is the executive director of the Institute for Responsible Technology. It’s campaign for Healthier Eating in America mobilizes citizens, organizations, businesses, and the media, to achieve the tipping point of consumer rejection of genetically modified foods. The Institute also informs policy makers and the public around the world about the risks and impacts of GMOs on health, environment, agriculture, the global economy, and the problems associated with current research, regulation, corporate practices, and reporting. Former US National Institutes of Health scientist Candace Pert describes Jeffrey as “the leading world expert in the understanding and communication of the health issues surrounding genetically modified foods.” His meticulous research documents how biotech companies continue to mislead legislators and safety officials to put the health of society at risk, and the environment in peril.
Mr. Smith has counseled leaders from every continent, campaigned to end the use of genetically engineered bovine growth hormone (rbGH or rbST), and influenced the first state laws in the United States regulating GMOs. Described as “a life-changer”, he’s lectured in 30 countries and has been quoted by world leaders and hundreds of media outlets including, The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC World Service, Nature, The Independent, Daily Telegraph, New Scientist, The Times (London), Associated Press, Reuters News Service, LA Times, Time Magazine and Genetic Engineering News.
The Institute publishes the Non-GMO Shopping Guide to educate people about how to make healthier non-GMO choices. The website has become one of the most respected resources for online videos, podcasts, blogs, and reports for accurate and up to date information on GMOs. Jeffrey is also producer of the films Hidden Dangers in Kids’ Meals and Your Milk on Drugs—Just Say No!, writes an internationally syndicated column, Spilling the Beans, has a regular blog on the popular Huffington Post.
This podcast episode was made possible thanks to the support of the Mulch & Soil Council. If you want to know that the bagged mulch or soil that you’re buying is free of unacceptable contaminants, such as arsenic from pressure treated wood, make sure that it has the certification seal on the bag. Learn more at their website; mulchandsoilcouncil.org.
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