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International bestselling author and filmmaker Jeffrey M. Smith is the executive director of the Institute for Responsible Technology and the leading consumer advocate promoting healthier non-GMO diets. His movie, Genetic Roulette — The Gamble of Our Lives, was awarded Movie of the Year (Solari Report) and Transformational Film of the Year (AwareGuide). His first book, Seeds of Deception: Exposing Industry and Government Lies About the Safety of the Genetically Engineered Foods You're Eating, is the world's bestselling and #1 rated book on GMOs. His second, Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods, documents 65 health risks of the GM foods Americans eat every day. To help you choose healthier, non-GMO brands, use the Non-GMO Shopping Guide or download the free iPhone app ShopNoGMO.

Entries by Jeffrey Smith

Avoid Eating Genetically Engineered Foods

(121) Comments | Posted February 17, 2014 | 9:00 AM

This blog is part of a series that explores the themes and issues raised in Farmed and Dangerous, a 4-part satirical web series exploring issues related to the food system and industrial agriculture. If you're interested in joining the conversation, please contact us at FoodForThought@huffingtonpost.com.

Why...

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Throwing Biotech Lies at Tomatoes - Part 1: Killer Tomatoes

(7) Comments | Posted December 31, 2010 | 8:29 PM

http://www.responsibletechnology.org/blog/552

Throwing Biotech Lies at Tomatoes
Remember the pictures of the fish tomatoes? For years they were an unofficial emblem of the anti-GMO movement. They depicted how anti-freeze genes from an Arctic fish were forced into tomato DNA,...

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THINK HUGE. Thinking "Big" is so last century.

(0) Comments | Posted December 31, 2010 | 3:07 PM

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Inspirational News Year's Message from Jeffrey Smith

This is the need of the time. HUGE thinking. Life is not content anymore with mere bigness. The demand today is far greater.

Every quarter of our precious world is calling to us. So many threats to our planet, to our...

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Throwing Biotech Lies at Tomatoes - Part 2: The Liars

(2) Comments | Posted December 30, 2010 | 3:32 PM

http://www.responsibletechnology.org/blog/558

< Read Part 1

I write about the Flavr Savr in Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods. Two biotech advocates, Drs. Chassy and Tribe, created a GMO disinformation site that...

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WikiLeaks: US Should Retaliate Against EU for Genetically Modified Resistance

(36) Comments | Posted December 20, 2010 | 1:42 PM

http://www.responsibletechnology.org/blog/507

2010-12-20-wikileaks.jpg"Country team Paris recommends that we calibrate a target retaliation list that causes some pain across the EU" [Emphasis added] --Recommendation by US Ambassador to France, Craig Stapleton.

WikiLeaked cables released over the weekend revealed more about...

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The Biggest Election Showdown is WHERE?

(24) Comments | Posted October 24, 2010 | 8:00 PM

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Michael Pollan said "For the food movement," this may be "the most important election this year." Slow Food chef Kurt Michael Friese named it, The Most Important Race You Never Heard Of. And Change.org wrote, "There are a lot of important...

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Court Victory: Bovine Growth Hormone Labeling

(18) Comments | Posted October 5, 2010 | 12:37 PM

http://www.responsibletechnology.org/blog/261

ATTENTION SHOPPERS. An appeals court just upheld your right to easily choose drug-free milk from drug-free cows. This is a victory.

We're talking genetically modified bovine growth hormone, also known as rbGH, rbST,...

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GE Salmon? Are You Out of Your Minds?!

(5) Comments | Posted September 28, 2010 | 4:34 PM

http://www.responsibletechnology.org/blog/242

No Frankenfish! Act Now

To help stop GE salmon, please sign petitions to the food industry and Congress.

Has the FDA gone completely mad? Why are they trying to open the flood gates to genetically engineered (GE) salmon—a move...

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Genetically Modified Soy Diets Lead to Ovary and Uterus Changes in Rats

(4) Comments | Posted September 22, 2010 | 4:33 PM

http://www.responsibletechnology.org/blog/235

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If you're still eating genetically modified (GM) soybeans and you plan on having kids, a Brazilian study may make you think again about what you put in your mouth. Female rats fed GM soy for 15 months showed significant changes in...

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Biotech Propaganda Cooks Dangers out of GM Potatoes

(35) Comments | Posted August 9, 2010 | 2:50 PM

http://www.responsibletechnology.org/blog/104

Part 2 (Click here for Part 1 »)

Don't worry your little heads over the gene-spliced foods on your plates. Just trust companies like Monsanto when they tell you their genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are perfectly safe.

That's the upshot of a new website created...

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Anniversary of a Whistleblowing Hero

(7) Comments | Posted August 9, 2010 | 1:40 PM

http://www.responsibletechnology.org/blog/76

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Twelve years ago, a 150-second TV broadcast changed our world; everyone everywhere owes a debt of gratitude to the man whose life it turned upside down—in his effort to protect ours....

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Genetically Modified Soy Linked to Sterility, Infant Mortality in Hamsters

(23) Comments | Posted April 20, 2010 | 12:32 PM

http://www.responsibletechnology.org/blog/18

"This study was just routine," said Russian biologist Alexey V. Surov, in what could end up as the understatement of this century. Surov and his colleagues set out to discover if Monsanto's genetically modified (GM) soy, grown on 91% of US soybean fields, leads to problems in growth...

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Pseudo-Scientific Defense of GMO Safety is Smoke and Mirrors

(1) Comments | Posted April 7, 2010 | 11:19 AM

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Three years after I wrote Genetic Roulette, pro-GM scientists have finally taken me up on my challenge to supply evidence that counters any of the 65 risks highlighted in the book. So, it will be a great pleasure for me to...

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PLU Codes Do Not Indicate Genetically Modified Produce

(6) Comments | Posted February 23, 2010 | 10:02 AM

http://www.responsibletechnology.org/blog/24
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Let's put a rumor to rest. No, the 5-digit PLU codes on produce do not tell you what is genetically modified or natural. This urban legend has circulated long enough, even on the best of websites. It's time to take...

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Rude Awakening

(44) Comments | Posted January 25, 2010 | 10:36 PM

http://www.responsibletechnology.org/blog/27

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A wise customer wanted to find out if the corn nuts she was eating were from genetically modified (GM) corn. She emailed the company and got a shocking reply. It began:
"Thank you for your contact. We are not aware of...
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Monsanto: The World's Poster Child for Corporate Manipulation and Deceit - Part 10

(0) Comments | Posted January 25, 2010 | 9:58 PM

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When Forbes magazine declared Monsanto as the Company of the Year for 2009, millions of surprised people were forced to reevaluate their opinions about a major corporation. Now they no longer trust...

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Monsanto: The World's Poster Child for Corporate Manipulation and Deceit - Part 9

(0) Comments | Posted January 25, 2010 | 9:34 PM

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When Forbes magazine declared Monsanto as the Company of the Year for 2009, millions of surprised people were forced to reevaluate their opinions about a major corporation. Now they no longer trust Forbes.

Monsanto is one of...

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Monsanto: The World's Poster Child for Corporate Manipulation and Deceit - Part 8

(0) Comments | Posted January 25, 2010 | 7:34 PM

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When Forbes magazine declared Monsanto as the Company of the Year for 2009, millions of surprised people were forced to reevaluate their opinions about a major corporation. Now they no longer trust Forbes.

Monsanto is one of...

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Monsanto: The World's Poster Child for Corporate Manipulation and Deceit - Part 7

(0) Comments | Posted January 25, 2010 | 6:33 PM

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When Forbes magazine declared Monsanto as the Company of the Year for 2009, millions of surprised people were forced to reevaluate their opinions about a major corporation. Now they no longer trust Forbes.

Monsanto is one of...

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Monsanto: The World's Poster Child for Corporate Manipulation and Deceit - Part 6

(0) Comments | Posted January 24, 2010 | 10:01 PM

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When Forbes magazine declared Monsanto as the Company of the Year for 2009, millions of surprised people were forced to reevaluate their opinions about a major corporation. Now they no longer trust Forbes.

Monsanto is one of the most...

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