Hi everyone! This is Jeffery Smith and I’m reporting on the news development that the Department of Agriculture in the Philippines has approved genetically engineered golden rice to be, “As safe as conventional rice. “ What a disaster this is! This is incredible! Now, a lot of people think that golden rice is the example… Read More Jeffrey’s Take: The Philippines approves Golden Rice—A disaster waiting to happen
By Jeffrey Smith To the Guardian. Your May 30, 2019 article about Crispr gene-editing of food missed the world-changing implications of the global “gene rush” underway. With cheap gene-altering technology in hand, thousands of labs are scrambling to commercialize new GMOs. Everything with DNA is up for grabs—algae, bacteria, fish, trees, insects, all of it.… Read More Letter regarding: “Crispr gene-editing will change the way Americans eat – here’s what’s coming” 30 May 2019
Jeffrey has been busy promoting the free online screening event of the film Secret Ingredients on Facebook. Along with cast members, Jeffrey was live with influencers across organic food and health movements. Replays from this week: Jeffrey interviewed Mike Gioscia from Secret Ingredients. Mike’s son had autism and his daughter had asthma. Watch how they cured… Read More Jeffrey Goes Live For The Film, Secret Ingredients
Originally published on Sustainable Pulse Washington State University (WSU) researchers have found a variety of diseases and other health problems in the second- and third-generation offspring of rats exposed to glyphosate, the world’s most used weed killer. In the first study of its kind, the researchers saw descendants of exposed rats developing prostate, kidney and… Read More Glyphosate Causes Serious Multi-Generational Health Damage to Rats – New WSU Research
Originally published in Dialogo Chino. Producers plan to ship non-genetically modified, agrochemical-free soy to China for human consumption. It’s a Tuesday near the city of Dolores, western Uruguay, where a huge machine known as “Mosquito” moves through a green soy field. Its giant arms, which stretch out like the wings of an insect, were designed… Read More Uruguay Swaps Agrochemicals For Wasps
Exposure to chemicals in weed killer Roundup increases the risk of some cancers by more than 40 percent, according to a University of Washington study. Researchers found that the link between the most widely used herbicide glyphosate and developing Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma is stronger than previously reported. They examined studies between 2001 and 2018, finding that the… Read More New Study: Weed killer Roundup Increases Risk of Cancer by 40 Percent
n phase two of the Edwin Hardeman trial, a jury found Monsanto liable for the role Roundup weedkiller played in Mr. Hardeman’s cancer. The six-member jury awarded over 80 million dollars to Mr. Hardeman. $75 million in punitive damages and about $5 million was also awarded for past and future suffering, as well as more… Read More Monsanto Loses In First Federal Roundup Cancer Court Case. Jury Awards $80 Million To Plaintiff
Originally published in Earth Justice Victory: Farmworker and environmental health advocates praise Senate for preserving pesticide rules. President Trump signed into law S.483, the Pesticide Registration Improvement Extension Act of 2018, also known as PRIA. This newest version of PRIA passed unanimously in the House and the Senate. It provides the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with… Read More Farmworker and Pesticide Protections Saved
In case you missed it, Jeffrey attended the first day of trial for the latest Monsanto case, Hardeman V. Monsanto. This case leads the more than 11,000 lawsuits pending against Monsanto in U.S. District Court in San Francisco. IRT invites you to Jeffrey’s “inside scoop review” after he took in the opening day proceedings. Jeffrey recorded… Read More Jeffrey Attends The Next Glyphosate Cancer Case
Watch Jeffrey and Vandana talk in this short clip about the biotech industry and the impact consumers are making by purchasing organic and avoiding GMOs.
Two bottles of soybean oil sit on a grocery store shelf. Both contain genetically modified (GM) soybeans from the same crop. One bottle is labelled as a GM product, the other is not. Both are in compliance with the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) new GM food labeling rules (pdf). Confused? You’re not alone. Policymakers at the… Read More Even major food companies hate the new US rules for GMO food labeling
New data from a simple survey of 55 vendors in 14 states indicates farmers are planting more GMO sweet corn for the fresh market (corn on the cob) than previously thought. IRT volunteers visited both farmer’s markets and grocery stores. 31 vendors confirmed the sweet corn was GMO; 24 confirmed that it was conventional non-GMO. … Read More Sweet corn is non-GMO, right? Read on!
By Jeffrey Smith There are hundreds, possibly thousands of them—paid to bully, shame, and endlessly argue with anyone posting a comment deriding GMOs or pesticides. And when a high-profile person stands up to Monsanto’s technology, watch out. The trolls swarm in and gang up. Take Marion Nestle, for example. When a GMO propaganda film called… Read More Monsanto’s Army of Online Bullies
It can be done. It is being done. On April 18, 2017, San Juan Capistrano became the second city in Orange County, California to adopt an organics-first policy to control weeds and pests in parks and open spaces following the lead of Irvine. It all started with one woman’s action. Kathleen Hallal is the mother… Read More
New report from GM Watch: Rats fed GM Bt corn MON810 for only 90 days suffered serious damage to the surface mucous membranes of the jejunum (part of the small intestine), according to a new study. The type of corn fed to the rats was MON810: Ajeeb YG, a GM version of Ajeeb, a locally… Read More Monsanto GM corn MON810 damaged the intestines of rats – new study
Jeffrey Smith explains why this is NOT a good idea in his interview with Michael Carroll from Aminewswire.com: “Scores of Florida state lawmakers last week urged federal health officials to allow the use of genetically modified mosquitoes to fight the spread of the Zika virus. Opponents of the idea, however, fear that the genetically altered insects, which… Read More Florida officials want to enlist ‘frankenskeeters’ in Zika fight
Healthcare providers, health-conscious consumers, and GMO activists will have opportunity to meet a world-class lineup of experts at the Environmental Health Symposium Public Forum in San Diego, Mar 6. On his first ever public speaking appearance in the U.S., legendary Dr. Giles-Eric Séralini will cover his ground-breaking research and answer questions. The Séralini Story The… Read More World famous whistleblower, Dr. Giles-Eric Séralini, will speak March 6 in San Diego
Clinton’s long history of being pro GMO, ties to Monsanto through close associates, and failure to grasp the simplest of truths about GM science makes her semi-sorta-kinda support for the right to know and independent science a bit of a puzzle. Jeffrey Smith was in attendance at Clinton’s town hall meeting in Fairfield, Iowa, 12/22/15. … Read More What IS Hillary Clinton’s Stance on GMOs?
Did you know? The now familiar Non-GMO Month of October began five years ago on a special day, 10-10-10. Each year it gets bigger and better. The number of events at local retailers keeps growing with more food manufacturers participating – and more people eating non-GMO! The Non-GMO Project verification seal is recognized in stores… Read More Welcome to IRT! What is a GMO? 1:24 min video with Jeffrey Smith
You are invited to listen to Jeffrey Smith, Executive Director of the Institute for Responsible Technology, speak about GMOs for FREE ONLINE during the Real Food Summit on July 9th. Register here https://at105.infusionsoft.com/go/real/IRT.… Read More Listen to Jeffrey Smith’s Latest Interview on GMOs!