Visionaries Global Summit 2019
Program & Replays
The Healthy Food Imperative: Introducing GMOs 2.0
Best-selling author and award-winning filmmaker Jeffrey Smith addresses the grave dangers of current U.S. food policy and how best to respond. According to many scientists and physicians, genetically engineered foods and the Roundup herbicide sprayed on GMOs promote serious diseases throughout the population. The biotech industry, which was caught red-handed covering up the health dangers, now plans to quietly introduce a new generation of GMOs, not only into the food supply but throughout nature — from algae to animals, from fungus to flowers. Discover the evidence that implicates the current GMOs, learn about the industry plans that could virtually “replace nature,” and find out how the Trump Administration is pushing this agenda forward this year. This gene-editing, synthetic biology and other GMOs 2.0 carry an unprecedented existential threat. All of this signals the urgent need to switch to organic food.
Jeffrey M. Smith
Jeffrey M. Smith is the leading consumer advocate promoting healthier non-GMO choices, Jeffrey Smith was named the 2017 “Person of the Year” by Masters of Health Magazine. For more than two decades, his research has exposed how biotech companies mislead policy makers and the public, and put the health of society and environment at risk.
Mr. Smith’s feature-length documentary Genetic Roulette — The Gamble of Our Lives was awarded the 2012 Movie of the Year (Solari Report) and the Transformational Film of the Year (AwareGuide). Seen by millions world-wide, the film links genetically engineered food to toxic and allergic reactions, infertility, digestive disorders, and numerous other problems that have been on the rise in the US population since genetically modified organisms (GMOs) were introduced.
In 2018, he and Amy Hart recently released Secret Ingredients, a documentary that highlights numerous individuals and families that healed from serious conditions after switching to an organic diet. His books include: Seeds of Deception, the world’s bestseller on GMOs; and Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods. They expertly demonstrate why the safety assessments by the FDA and regulators worldwide are based on outdated science and false assumptions, and why genetically engineered foods must urgently become our top food safety priority.
Mr. Smith has lectured in 45 countries, counseled leaders from every continent, and has been quoted by thousands of news outlets including: The New York Times, Washington Post, The Times (London), Associated Press, Reuters, LA Times, and Time Magazine. He regularly appears on influential radio and television programs, including the BBC, NPR, Fox News, Democracy Now, The Doctors, and the Dr. Oz Show.
He is the founding executive director of The Institute for Responsible Technology (IRT), a leading source of GMO health risk information for consumers, policy makers, and healthcare professionals. IRT’s educational programs are driving the tipping point of consumer rejection against GMOs, which is already starting to push genetically engineered ingredients out of the market in the US.
Mr. Smith resides in California, as well as Iowa— surrounded by genetically modified soybeans and corn.