Executive Director, Institute for Responsible Technology
Director, Genetic Roulette — The Gamble of Our Lives
International bestselling author of Seeds of Deception & Genetic Roulette
Michael L. Burton, Managing Director
What is a GMO?
They’re the result of a laboratory process that inserts genes from one species into the genes of another to obtain a desired trait or characteristic (e.g., fast-growing salmon) and there is considerable evidence that genetically modified foods are not safe. Thousands of physicians prescribe non-GMO diets, and many describe significant, even dramatic alleviation of symptoms such as gastrointestinal, immune, reproductive, and weight issues. Similar problems afflict lab animals fed GMOs and clear up in livestock and pets taken off GMO feed. We don’t think it’s a coincidence that the incidence of these disorders increased in parallel with the introduction and expansion of GMOs in the US. Furthermore, the two primary toxins found in GMO foods—Roundup and Bt-toxin—have characteristics that would predispose us to these types of conditions.
CNN – 10 ways to keep your diet GMO-free (An interview with Jeffrey Smith)
“Don’t feel overwhelmed — just do the best you can,” says Smith. “Start by eliminating GMOs for just a couple of weeks and pay close attention to your health, weight, energy and mood. If you have kids, take note of their attention spans. See what positive changes you notice by being on a non-GMO diet, and go from there.”
Genetic Roulette – The Gamble Of Our Lives
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).
Jeffrey Smith Bio
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.
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.