699: Jeffrey Smith on Protecting the Microbiome


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
          1. Cutting in the wrong place
          2. The repair mechanism can be sloppy
          3. Knockout technique fails a third of the time
          4. 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

How to reach Jeffrey:         

Websites: responsibletechnology.org         livehealthybewell.com


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