The leading consumer advocate promoting healthier non-GMO choices, Jeffrey Smith’s meticulous research documents how biotech companies continue to mislead legislators and safety officials to put the health of society at risk and the environment in peril.
His first book, Seeds of Deception: Exposing Industry and Government Lies about the Safety of the Genetically Engineered Foods You’re Eating, masterfully combines the art of storytelling and investigative reporting. His second book, Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods, is the authoritative work on GMO health dangers. It includes 65 health dangers linking GMOs in our food to toxic and allergic reactions, infertility, and damage to virtually every internal organ studied in lab animals. The book and resulting award-winning documentary Genetic Roulette, The Gamble of Our Lives expertly summarize why the safety assessments conducted by the FDA and regulators worldwide teeter on a foundation of outdated science and false assumptions, and why GM foods must urgently become our nation’s top food safety priority. Former UK environment minister, Michael Meacher, says the revelations in Genetic Roulette may “change the global course of events this century.”
Mr. Smith 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. His Campaign for Healthier Eating in America has galvanized consumers in an effort to support both GMO removal and GMO labelling within the US food supply. By creating a tipping point agenda Mr. Smith’s non-profit organization, The Institute for Responsible Technology (IRT), is dedicated to inspiring the consumer to make Non-GMO choices in the marketplace thus effecting supply by demand. IRT, under Mr. Smith’s directive, strives also to inform policy makers about the health, environmental and economic risks on a global scale that accompany GMO outdoor planting and consumption. Having uncovered problems associated with current research, regulation, corporate practices and reporting, Jeffrey Smith works tirelessly to bring this transparency to the public.
An admired keynote speaker around the globe, Mr. Smith has been described as “a life-changer”. He has lectured in 30 countries and has been quoted by world leaders and hundreds of media outlets including: The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC World Service, The Independent, Daily Telegraph, New Scientist, The Times (London), Associated Press, Reuters News Service, LA Times, and Time Magazine. Also a popular guest, he appears on influential radio shows and television programs, such as the BBC, NPR, Fox News, Democracy Now and the Dr. Oz Show. He writes an internationally syndicated column, Spilling the Beans, and has a regular blog on the popular Huffington Post.
Mr. Smith lives with his wife in Iowa, surrounded by genetically modified soybeans and corn.