If you’re in the Washington DC metro area, you have a chance to learn more about genetically modified organisms, known more simply as GMOs, on Sunday April 14 from 5 – 7 pm with Jeffrey Smith, founder of the Institute for Responsible Technology (IRT). Hosted in the home of a local couple from McClean, VA, the evening promises to provide insight about the dangers of GMOs and the lack of labeling in this country. Consumers across the US are increasingly concerned that Congress has shielded Monsanto from facing legal action to restrict GMO seeds, found by scientists to be unsafe. Monsanto’s interests are protected, but consumers interests are not.
The Institute for Responsible Technology (IRT) and its founder Jeffrey Smith have been the leaders in consumer education about the health dangers of genetically modified foods, as well as exposing the heavy-handed methods used by the biotech industry to suppress the evidence of harm. These topics are featured in Jeffrey’s latest documentary, Genetic Roulette—The Gamble of Our Lives, which was awarded 2012 Movie of the Year (Solari Report) and Transformational Film of the Year (AwareGuide Viewers’ Choice).
IRT has launched a hugely successful public education campaign designed to achieve a “tipping point of consumer rejection,” in which a sufficient number of shoppers in the US avoid GM ingredients, turning them into a marketing liability for food companies. This is how GMOs were eliminated in Europe, and is also the reason why most American dairies now refuse to use the GM bovine growth hormone.
At this event, Jeffrey will share the recent evidence that indicates an anti-GMO tipping point on the horizon in the US, and will outline the key steps that are necessary to ensure that it comes about.
Jeffrey’s first book, Seeds of Deception, is the world’s bestselling and #1 rated book on GMOs. He has spoken in 36 countries, been interviewed by hundreds of media outlets including the New York Times, Time Magazine, and Dr. Oz, and is credited with converting more people to a non-GMO diet than anyone in the world. He’s also a sought-after keynote speaker, due to his lively engagement and transformational impact on audiences.
Please come and listen to how Jeffrey’s national tipping point strategy will help protect the safety of the food you eat each day, and consider making the most generous contribution you can make toward this effort. Without food labeling laws and the right to restrict dangerous GMO foods from entering the market, eating becomes a matter of playing “genetic roulette” three times each day.
Please RSVP (frannie.nance (at) gmail.com), and make a contribution by clicking this link, or donate by check that evening (event organizers are requesting a donation of $250, $500, $1000, $2500 or $5000). Jeffrey will provide the link to his award-winning film, Genetic Roulette – The Gamble of Our Lives, to supporters of this event. A generous donor has agreed to match up to $25,000 of the funds raised.