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Ep 57: GMOs and Glyphosate: What You Need to Know with Jeffrey Smith

The episode begins as a primer on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), Roundup, and glyphosates, explaining their history and effects, our exposure to them, as well as research and court cases involving them. This will inspire you to go organic!
Jul 20, 2021 | Joy McCarthy

This week, celebrated American consumer activist, award-winning documentary film director, best-selling author, and internationally respected GMO activist, Jeffrey Smith, joins us for a simply riveting interview. In addition to being the founding executive director of the Institute for Responsible Technology, Jeffrey has given thousands of lectures and interviews in over 40 countries, trained 1,500 speakers, organized over 10,000 grassroots activists, and appeared in top news outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Time Magazine, The Doctors, and The Dr. Oz Show. His life’s work is truly transformative on a global scale and he discusses so much of it with our hosts here today.

The episode begins as a primer on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), Roundup, and glyphosates, explaining their history and effects, our exposure to them, as well as research and court cases involving them. Jeffrey also discusses Monsanto-Bayer, the company responsible for their proliferation, detailing the corruption, misinformation, censorship and discrediting actions in which they are involved.

He finishes up by sharing the work that his institute is doing to combat these issues and how listeners can become involved, offering his perspective on the future of genetic engineering, and revealing what ‘Non-GMO Project Verified’ actually means. Steeped in the knowledge and experience of one who is truly an undisputed expert in his field, Jeffrey effortlessly and effectively educates us all in some ‘stuff that feels scary’ while also inspiring and giving us ‘the steps that can be successful’ in this most fascinating and highly impactful conversation with us. Prepare to have your mind blown.

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Episode Highlights:

  • Genetically Modified Organisms
  • The benefits of getting off GMOs
  • Determining the impact of GMOs and glyphosates
  • A GMO and Roundup timeline
  • The most common way that humans are exposed to Roundup
  • Glyphosate's modes of action
  • Why Roundup is sprayed on non-GMO crops
  • Current glyphosate research
  • The Monsanto-Bayer trials
  • How glyphosate's status as a carcinogen has affected its use on crops and food sources
  • Monsanto’s history of misinformation
  • How Monsanto-Bayer is still allowed to stay in business
  • Captured regulatory agencies
  • GMOs and world hunger
  • Gene editing
  • Jeffrey’s experience with censorship and being discredited
  • Exposing Monsanto
  • What it will take to enact real change
  • The work of The Institute for Responsible Technology
  • The future of genetic engineering
  • What ‘Non-GMO Project Verified’ really means

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