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Photo of the Day: Jeffrey Smith

March 9, 2013

Jeffrey Smith March 2013Who is this man and why is my daughter Lisa grinning?

Several months ago, as I became aware that much of the processed food we eat is genetically modified, I spent some time researching what that could mean and discovered that there seemed to be a high correlation between the increased use of GMO crops in our foods and health problems and obesity in the population.  Specifically, when I read about mice fed GMO foods developing “leaky gut” issues, it sounded very much like the intestinal pain and problems my daughter, in her 20s, suffered. I suggested to her that she read about it and eat organic food as much as possible for 6 months to see if the problem cleared up.

As she learned more both she and  her husband Nick became active supporting California’s effort to get the food labeling law passed. That issue failed, but more and more states are planning to hold referendums on it. The time has come. And this man, Jeffrey Smith, is a huge reason why we know about it.

seeds-indexgenetic-roulette-indexHis first book Seeds of Deception: Exposing Industry and Government Lies about the Safety of the Genetically Engineered Foods You’re Eating  combines the art of storytelling and investigative reporting. His second book, Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods, is the authoritative work on GMO health dangers. It includes 65 health dangers, linking GMOs in our food to toxic and allergic reactions, infertility, and damage to virtually every internal organ studied in lab animals. The book  summarizes why the safety assessments conducted by the FDA and regulators worldwide teeter on a foundation of outdated science and false assumptions, and why GM foods must urgently become our nation’s top food safety priority.

He is on a tour and possibly will be in West Virginia soon….will keep you informed.

 

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  1. March 9, 2013 7:42 pm

    This issue has been driving me crazy for years! I figure if the food industry thinks it’s so safe, they ought not object to having their stuff labeled. Only problem is that once it’s planted, it spreads to neighboring plants through pollination. We’re all being used as guinea pigs….

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