I have two audio clips from the Food Revolution Summit 2012 that I am thrilled to share with you! John and Ocean Robbins conducted the summit and organized the interviews. The Robbins family is dedicated to creating a sustainable, thriving, and just future for everyone on the planet. Read more about what they’re working on here.
In the following clips you’ll hear experts in the field, Jeffrey Smith and Vandana Shiva, discuss the state of our food systems and how genetically modifying foods is the LAST thing we need to do to have future food security.
Jeffrey Smith is the founder and executive director of the Institute for Responsible Technology. You can read a short biography here. He is an advocate for conscious consumerism and author of several books including Seeds of Deception: Exposing Industry and Government Lies about the Safety of the Genetically Engineered Foods You’re Eating, and Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of Our Lives.
Summary of interview
2:00 Illnesses caused by GMOs in humans and animals
5:15 How biotechnology companies make it difficult to study the effects of GMOs
7:00 Round-Up, false advertising, and how it makes its way into our food and eco-systems
9:45 2-4D and how chemical companies ignore the health of people, animals, and the environment
11:33 GMOs and food allergies
19:00 How GMOs are not going to solve world hunger
22:26 Current state of GMO labeling demands
24:40 The affects of GMOs on bee colonies
30:33 How Jeffrey stays optimistic despite what we know about GMOs
Dr. Vandana Shiva is the director of the Research Foundation on Science, Technology, and Ecology, the author of several books including The Violence of the Green Revolution and Monocultures of the Mind. She also founded a national movement called Navdanya which focuses on the conservation of heritage seeds. She works with local communities and organizations to support organic farmers and make an impact on solving world hunger in a responsible, inclusive way.
Summary of Interview
1:50 Corporations cannot deal with the diversity of our planet
3:45 How patents on plants are unethical
4:26 Monsanto seed-debt traps in India
11:14 Is it possible for GM seeds to co-exist with organic seeds?
Avoiding foods that are genetically modified is a crucial component to optimal health. At SyncRAWnicity we promote eating in a way that will bring you to the highest level of health possible for you. Companies like Monsanto use propaganda to encourage people to believe GMOs are healthy, but they are far from it. GMOs are slowly destroying the integrity of our food system and cannot even be recognized by our bodies. They are harming us internally and harming the earth externally. I highly recommend you download Jeffrey Smith’s app to help you shop GMO-free!