Adam travels to Fairfield IA to meet and interview Jeffrey Smith, author of Seeds of Deception: Exposing Industry and Government Lies about the Safety of the Genetically Engineered Foods You’re Eating, and Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods.
A rosy picture of “perfected” plants—made insect-resistant with factory-made consistency, ushered genetically engineered crops into farming practice. Sounded like a good idea, with “no known harmful side-effects,” according to the authorizing agencies, such as the FDA.
They either didn’t look hard or close enough, because in his books, Smith has outlined many. For example, Genetic Roulette includes 65 health dangers, linking GMOs to toxic and allergic reactions, thousands of sick, sterile, and dead livestock, and damage to virtually every organ studied in lab animals.
The book expertly summarizes why the safety assessments conducted by the FDA and regulators worldwide are built on a foundation of outdated science and false assumptions, and why GM foods must become the top food safety priority. Former UK environment minister Michael Meacher says the revelations in Genetic Roulette may “change the global course of events this century.”
Mr. Smith has counseled world 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.
A riveting keynote speaker and popular guest on TV shows worldwide, he has lectured in more than 30 countries and has been quoted by government 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.