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In his 35 years as a leading research scientist for the Canadian government, Dr. Thierry Vrain was paid to reassure the public that genetically engineered foods were safe to eat. But now, this insider will lift the veil and expose the truth that Monsanto doesn’t want you to know. As the former head of biotechnology at Agriculture Canada’s Summerland Research Station, Thierry knows the science of GMOs inside and out... And he’s sounding the alarm. Get Thierry’s thoughtful, credible, and deeply informed take on the real health and environmental impact of genetically engineered foods. This is a presentation you’ll want to share with everyone you know.
Dr. Vandana Shiva is founder of Navdanya (“nine seeds”), a movement of thousands of Indian farmers promoting biodiversity and use of native seeds. Vandana is a recipient of the Right Livelihood Award, often called "The Alternative Nobel Prize”, and the director of the Research Foundation on Science, Technology, and Ecology. She is author of many bestselling books, including Stolen Harvest: The Hijacking of the Global Food Supply. Forbes named Vandana "one of the 7 most influential feminists in the world," and Time selected her as an "environmental hero." Vandana will inform you of the real global impact of GMOs and inspire you to consider the deeper implications of seed patenting and ownership.
Ken Cook is president and co-founder of the 1.3 million-member Environmental Working Group (EWG). He is one of the environmental community’s most prominent and effective experts on chemicals, pesticides, and U.S. farm and food policy. Ken’s work helped to catalyze the landmark Food Quality Protection Act that required the EPA to consider the dietary risks of pesticides on children’s health. EWG researchers later discovered hundreds of industrial chemicals in umbilical cord blood. By proving that contamination began in the womb, they changed the debate over chemical exposures. Ken will show you how to protect your family and to take informed action on the issues that matter most to you.
Robyn O’Brien was a financial and food industry analyst whose life was turned upside down by her daughters’ sudden allergy-induced illness. Robyn’s love of her kids led her to take an honest look at our food system. What she discovered changed her life forever. She went on to found AllergyKids, and to become one of the most formidable forces in the food movement today. With her wildly popular TED talks, books, magazine columns, and her online advocacy, Robyn has become what the New York Times called “food’s Erin Brockovich“. What she’s uncovered about food allergies – and GMOs – will rock your world!
Andrew Kimbrell is a leading public interest attorney and the founder and director of The Center for Food Safety. He fights to protect people and the environment from the threats of chemical-dependent industrialized agriculture. Andrew is often called on to testify before the United States Congress, and his work has been featured in numerous publications and documentaries. His most recent book is Your Right to Know: Genetic Engineering and the Secret Changes in Your Food. The Guardian recognized Andrew as one of the 50 people who could change the planet. We think he’ll change your life!
Dr. Michael Hansen is a Senior Staff Scientist with Consumers Union (CU), the publisher of Consumer Reports. Dr. Hansen has served on the USDA Advisory Committee on Agricultural Biotechnology, and on the California Department of Food and Agriculture Food Biotechnology Advisory Committee. He represents Consumers International, a federation of more than 250 organizations in 110 countries, at Codex Alimentarius and other international forums, and he has testified in dozens of hearings. As a globally recognized scientist who values peer reviewed published data, and with a responsibility to stand independent of special interest agendas, Dr. Hansen will give you fact-based insight on GMO science.
Rachel Parent is a 14-year old Canadian activist and founder of the organization, Kids Right To Know, which raises awareness about urgent environmental issues affecting youth. Pro-GMO CBC business news co-host Kevin O’Leary invited Rachel on his show for a debate. The segment has been seen by more than 1.8 million people, and launched Rachel into the international spotlight. Rachel has since been lauded as the youngest rising star of the anti-GMO movement. Rachel will share her insights on helping kids understand GMOs, and how to debate the topic with anyone who disagrees with you. If you have kids or know any, this is an inspirational interview not to be missed!
Claire Robinson is research director at Earth Open Source and editor for GMWatch. She is the former managing editor of SpinProfiles (now Powerbase.org), and is an investigative reporter on public health, science, and environmental issues. Claire is not only up-to-date on events relative to GMOs, she is often the root source for where many in the movement get their information. If you want to know the political, socio-economic, scientifically proven, historically accurate, and up-to-date facts about GMOs, this interview is not to be missed.
Join John Robbins and Jeffrey Smith, globally renowned experts and bestselling authors on food, health, and GMOs, for a special hour-long presentation hosted by Ocean Robbins. They will inspire and galvanize you with the insights and inspiration you need to put all you’ve learned into action for your health and the health of those you love. This is a rare opportunity to hear these two maverick food movement leaders at the SAME TIME, as they share their experience and top insights.
Dr. Stephanie Seneff is a Senior Research Scientist at MIT. She has published over 170 refereed articles on themes of food and health, and supervised numerous Master’s and PhD theses at MIT. In a ground-breaking paper she and Anthony Samsel published in the peer-reviewed journal Entropy, Stephanie showed how the active ingredient in Roundup may be far more damaging than is commonly recognized.From the grass our children play on to the genetically engineered “Roundup ready” crops many of us eat, RoundUp is almost everywhere. In this shocking and informative presentation, Dr. Seneff illumines the very serious dangers of this product.
Dr. Sara Gottfried teaches men and women how to reset their hormones naturally with food. She is a Harvard-educated physician, speaker, and author of the NY Times bestseller The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep, Sex Drive and Vitality Naturally with The Gottfried Protocol. Sara has been regularly featured in the media, from O Magazine to 20/20. Known for quoting Top 40 lyrics and effortlessly blending serious health matters with playfulness and humor, Sara is a systems-based functional medicine coach, MIT-trained bioengineer, mom/wife, and certified yoga teacher. She will share the science of how GM foods may hijack your energy, weight, mood, fertility, and sex drive.
With all the information and misinformation out there on the GMO topic, it can be hard to sort out what the scientifically proven facts really are. That’s why you’ll appreciate Dr. Michael Antoniou’s grounded and potent presentation. Michael is a molecular scientist and genetic engineer, and the co-author of GMO Myths and Truths, which is one of the most-thoroughly researched and comprehensive books on GMOs ever written. He will shed light on the vast misconceptions that genetically engineered foods are increasing yield, reducing pesticide use, and offering a solution to climate change. After this presentation, you’ll be able to decipher facts from misinformation, and know the real story.
In his ground-breaking paper that was published in the peer-reviewed journal Entropy, independent researcher Anthony Samsel shows how the active ingredient in Roundup may be promoting cancer, infertility, diabetes, obesity, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, MS and many of the diseases associated with the modern Western diet. During this presentation, you will find out which illnesses may be related to the active ingredients used in the very popular Roundup herbicide, and what you can do to avoid unintentionally ingesting foods that carry it.
Millions of people are now going gluten-free. Is there a connection between GMOs and the recent massive rise in gluten intolerance? Internationally recognized celiac disease and gluten intolerance speaker Dr. Tom O’Bryan will give his stirring insights on this important question. Dr. O’Bryan is a clinician renowned for his treatment of chronic disease and metabolic disorders from a Functional Medicine perspective. Find out what this gluten expert has to say about the possible connection between GMOs and gluten intolerance.
Do you have animal companions in your life? It turns out that genetically engineered food doesn’t just affect humans. Just ask Dr. Richard Palmquist, a highly respected veterinarian who has found extraordinary results when he prescribes GMO-free diets for pets. Richard is chief of integrative health services at Centinela Animal Hospital in Inglewood, California and a past president of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association. He is also author of Releasing Your Pet’s Hidden Health Potential. You’ll find about recent discoveries in pet health, including how GMOs could be linked to itching, diahrrea, allergies and fatigue. And you’ll find out about alternatives that could make a huge difference to the animals you love!
Jeremy Seifert, film director-turned-activist, speaks on humanitarian and environmental issues around the world. He began his quest to understand the GMO issue after having learned that Haitian farmers burned seeds offered by Monsanto. He travelled to Haiti to understand what these seeds were and why an impoverished country, further devastated by an earthquake, would reject them. Thus began Jeremy’s life-changing journey, documented in the new hit film, GMO OMG.
Jeremy is raw, authentic and earnest in his pursuit of sanity in a crazy agricultural maze. Find out about his unique story, and what he learned about the food he was feeding his children.
GMOs have been touted as an answer to everything from pesticide use to droughts to topsoil erosion. But are these claims justified? Find out from one of the world’s top experts on sustainable agriculture, Dr. Miguel Aliteri. Miguel has been a Professor of Agroecology at UC Berkeley for more than three decades, and has served as General Coordinator for the United Nations Development Program’s Sustainable Agriculture Networking and Extension Program. He is author of more than 200 publications and books including Agroecology: The Science of Sustainable Agriculture and Biodiversity. If you care about the planet, and you want the facts about sustainable agriculture, then this is for you.
Sales of organic and natural foods are exploding, and non-GMO certified products are the fastest growing sector in the food industry. Now you will meet one of the foremost leaders of this burgeoning movement, Arran Stephens. Arran is the CEO and co-founder of Nature’s Path Foods, which is North America’s largest organic and independent cereal company. He was a founding donor and board member of the Non-GMO Project, and he helped to develop the USDA National Organic Program. Get his keen insights, and his message of hope. Do you want to be part of real change that is not dependent on lobbying government or big industry? Then you’ll love this presentation!
Will we ever see genetically engineered foods labeled? What good would that do, and what’s it going to take to get there? Get the inside story from one of the world’s leading advocates for the labeling of genetically engineered foods, Dr. Joseph Mercola. Joseph is a 1982 graduate of the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, and a former Chairman of Family Medicine at St. Alexius Medical Center. He is the author of two New York Times bestselling books, and founder of one the most heavily trafficked health websites on the Internet, mercola.com. Find out Joseph’s take on the labeling issue, campaign strategy, and how we can reclaim our democracy from big agribusiness.
Howard Vlieger is a third generation family farmer. He coordinated and co-authored the only scientific study of its kind, in which identical groups of hogs were fed GMO and non GMO grain for the entirety of their lives. The results of his study have rocked the farming world.
Howard is an internationally recognized speaker on the topic of farming and GMOs, and serves on the board of directors for the Farm & Ranch Freedom Alliance and the Council for Healthy Food Systems. Get a first-hand, real-life account straight from the farmer’s mouth. If you’ve ever wondered what is really happening on the frontlines with GMOs and farming, this interview is a must!
Tom Malterre MS, CN is a faculty member of the Autism Research Institute, a member of the medical affairs team at Thorne Research, and a clinical nutritionist for Whole Life Nutrition. Trained with the Institute for Functional Medicine, Tom is an international speaker and advisor on epigenetics and whole body wellness. Listen to his engaging and provocative conversation with Jeffrey Smith as they explore cutting edge insights on the possible relationship between GMOs and digestive problems, food allergies, gluten sensitivity, and immune function.