I first saw Jeffrey Smith speak in a small, cramped Holiday Inn ballroom in Clearwater Florida back in 2003. His brand new book Seeds of Deception (now a best seller) had recently been released and Jeffrey’s talk that night primarily revolved around describing to a wide eyed and horrified audience the insidious proliferation of genetically modified foods that had just begun to invade our food supply.
My friend Brenda was with me (we were early raw milk warriors together) and I remember so clearly sitting completely dumbfounded as Jeffrey thoroughly and precisely described the process by which genetically modified organisms are created in the lab and the internal damage they can wreak on humans and animals alike.
Jeffrey’s crusade to alert the world to the dangers of genetically modified foods has continued unabated since that evening and he has been instrumental in spearheading Proposition 37 to require the labeling of genetically modified foods that is on the ballot in California this November.
I was absolutely thrilled and honored to be a guest along with Jeffrey on Sean Croxton’s Underground Wellness radio show a couple of months ago as part of the Real Food Summit. I was even more excited to learn that Jeffrey will give the closing address at the Wise Traditions Conference November 9-11, 2012 in Santa Clara, California. Wild horses couldn’t keep me away. I hope to see some of you there too. Jeffrey is a compelling and eloquent speaker. You will not be disappointed if you make the effort to attend. The results of the Proposition 37 vote will be known at the time of Jeffrey’s talk that day, so hopefully it will turn out to be a raucous celebration of victory!
Jeffrey has recently released another stellar work, the documentary Genetic Roulette – The Gamble of Our Lives.
“The evidence presented in the film makes the best case yet for why genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are linked to disorders such as allergies, inflammatory bowel disease, infertility, autism, and cancer, to name a few. One health practitioner, Mary Tobin, L.Ac., said the film “provides abundant evidence that eating a GMO-free diet is the single most important change Americans can make for their health.”
** You can view this important film for free for this week only: September 15-22, 2012. So, clear away 1 hour and 24 minutes from your busy schedule this week and sit down and watch it, preferably with your spouse and kids if you can. Our children need to know about this too as our actions today will most impact their generation.
Help Pass Proposition 37 to Require the Labeling of GM Foods With a Donation
Please, if you have the means, consider donating to the campaign to require the labeling of GM foods that is currently on the ballot for the November election in California. If California requires GM labeling by approving Proposition 37, the rest of the country will most likely follow suit so this California initiative has implications for us all!
It is shocking to me that in less than 10 years since the night I first heard Jeffrey speak about the dangers of GM foods, these frankenfoods have made their way into almost every processed food on the shelf. We must stop this NOW. Please watch the documentary and donate to this important cause for our children’s sake.
Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist
Just want to let others know, Target no longer supports your rights as a citizen to participate in the law making process. They no longer allow people to share proposition information near their stores. Keep that in mind when you are deciding where to spend your hard earned dollars. Please share this with others. I was there today (outside) politely handing out information on prop 37 and they asked me to leave saying it is their new store policy. Another person I spoke with said another Target in a different area did the same to them.
If you are so incline here is a list of other corporations and their subsidiaries who have donated to and support No on prop 37. http://www.anh-usa.org/boycott-companies-fighting-prop-37/
By the way, although the movie is no longer available for free, it is available to watch for a minimum donation of $2.99.
Also, it I agree that it is excellent and it is a message that needs to go out.
no matter which link I click on, I am unable to view the movie! Help!!!
Sarah Maddalino McNeese via Facebook
Wow this documentary is very eye opening! Everyone needs to watch this!
Gay Hullar via Facebook
That’s my point Osvaldo. There are a lot of us who have already donated much time and money for this cause, while not perfect, it’s a start. If you are not happy with it step up to the plate.
Osvaldo Vino via Facebook
Thanks Gay. Maybe you’ll send some money my way to fund it! I could use a few million!
Gay Hullar via Facebook
Wow, well good then Osvaldo. Since 90% of the people support your point of view and you said you live in California, I’ll be watching for an initiative organized, financed and run by you to get 100% of GMOs labeled. In fact, I’m sure Sarah will let you make everyone aware of it on her blog and I’ll be certain to vote for it. Good luck.
Osvaldo Vino via Facebook
Your wrong. The 90% do support my point of view. In fact, that is what the 90% think they are voting on!
thehealthyhomeeconomist via Facebook
Yes, 90% of consumers support labeling but not to the extreme you are suggesting. Prop 37 represents a compromise of the views of the 90% of consumers who want GMOs labeled. Anyway, it doesn’t really matter because if Prop 37 passes, it will kill GMOs here like it has in Europe.