on 12 April 2014
Jeffrey Smith is an expert on this subject (I’ve watched his video which over views his written work) and he is the leading consumer advocate promoting healthier non-GMO choices. He authored the world’s bestselling book on the health dangers of genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
The author has counseled 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. Former US National Institutes of Health scientist Candace Pert (whose own work I like) describes the author as “the leading world expert in the understanding and communication of the health issues surrounding genetically modified foods.”
So I reckon when he says something, we need to listen and equally importantly, trust what he says is true.
His first book Seeds of Deception combines storytelling and investigative reporting. This second book on the subject, Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods adds more information and fleshes out his argument for getting involved at grass roots level in our food production. It is a big book in terms of both its size and the technical info it offers the reader. Sure, its a technical book in parts, but it should be accessible to anyone who wants to grasp the biology of how we are trying to improve the natural cycle of foods we need to grow to live well.
Eating GMO foods has risks, lots of them. Smith includes 65 health dangers. These link GMOs in our food to toxic, allergic reactions, and infertility. How do we know this? Science uses animal studies to test ideas, so damage to virtually every internal organ studied in lab animals has been reported. Smith summarizes why GM foods need to become a food safety priority and we need to challenge some misinformation from GMO lobby groups.
The topic of how we develop and sustain our food sources is going to be an on-going issue for everyone. The material in Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods helps inform us on what the future may hold, and how best to feed our next generations.
on 16 January 2014
Provides lots of interesting information that you otherwise will not hear in the corporate controlled media. They say you are what you eat and if you care about your health and your loved ones you need to seek out impartial, relevant and important facts and stories. This book has that.
There is so much confusing and conflicting information about GMOs but before you make your mind up I would encourage you to read this book.
I have a simple rule of thumb when it comes to foods, the closer they are to being raw, whole foods, totally naturally produced, without pesticides, GMO or being artificially processed the better. Ideally grow your own organically or hunt out locally produced food made by people who are passionate and care about what they do.
Jeffrey Smith is the best person/resource I have found on providing the information required to make a properly informed decision about GMO. Patenting food crops is not only about the safety of the food as if that wasn't important enough but the fact that a small number of massive multi-national corporations will eventually own all food crops unless people stop them, is downright evil and immoral in my opinion.
["Control the oil and you control nations, control the food and you control the people" H Kissinger.]