699: Jeffrey Smith on Protecting the Microbiome.
Raising Public Awareness About the Dangers of Gene Editing.
In This Podcast:
Jeffrey Smith returns to the Urban Farm Podcast to talk about what he calls “GMO 2.0”, an easily attainable technology with the power to permanently change the genetic makeup of every living thing on earth. The foods we eat are already being changed and we are already being affected in ways we don’t yet understand, yet there are no controls in place to ensure the changes are safe. Jeffrey illuminates the very real dangers we face and tells us how we can fight back.
Our Guest:Jeffrey Smith is a bestselling author, award-winning filmmaker and celebrated public speaker. He has influenced the behavior and health of millions of people worldwide through his books like Seeds of Deception, and Genetic Roulette, and his podcast Live Healthy Be Well. Jeffrey is the founding executive director of the Institute for Responsible Technology, which has started a global education campaign called Protect Nature Now with the documentary titled “Don’t Let the Gene Out of the Bottle”, which won a Telly Award.
Listen in and learn about:
- Finding glyphosate in rainwater
- Pollen traveling hundreds of miles
- Minimizing exposure to glyphosate – why and how
- 7 Reasons Why Gene Editing is Dangerous and Unpredictable (6 minute animated film)
- Completely deregulating gene editing
- Smuggling genes into plants
- Some ways gene editing can go disastrously wrong
- Cutting in the wrong place
- The repair mechanism can be sloppy
- Knockout technique fails a third of the time
- Mutated proteins
- Readily available, inexpensive technology means the dangers are widespread
- Considering the origins of celiac disease
- GMO 2.0 campaign
- Why the microbiome is the most dangerous field for gene editing
- Go to protectnaturenow.com to watch “Don’t Let the Gene Out of the Bottle”
- Grappling with our new ability to destroy
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