End GMOs in 6 Simple Action Steps

End GMOs in 6 Simple Action Steps

October 11, 2019 100 By Ewald Bahringer


Jordan: Hi. I’m Jordan Rubin. Welcome to “Ancient Medicine Today” brought
to you by draxe.com. We are here Monday through Thursday at 10:30
a.m. Central Time and Friday whenever we decide
to pop in, always sharing with you cutting edge information for you to use food as medicine,
but today, we’re going to talk about an important topic that basically shares that the things
we’re eating could be destroying our health. And you know about GMOs or, at least, you
thought you did. Today you’re going to learn the myths, the
truths. We’re here with who I believe to be the world-wide
expert on genetic modification and the exposure to glyphosate and other related chemicals,
Jeffrey Smith. So Jeffrey is the Executive Director of the
Institute for Responsible Technology. He is also an author, speaker, and a staunch
advocate and believer that we can end GMOs, that’s end GMOs, not labeling, not truth in
labeling, end GMOs. So welcome, Jeffrey. Jeffrey: Thank you, Jordan. Jordan: The question everyone wants to know,
is it possible for us to be a GMO-free nation? Jeffrey: Absolutely. If we look at Europe, they kicked GMOs out
in 1999. It wasn’t the European Commission. It wasn’t the government. It was Nestles and Unilever and McDonalds
and Burger King. Jordan: Wow. Jeffrey: That’s because using GMOs became
a marketing liability. What happened was this. In January of 1990 at a San Francisco conference,
the biotech industry was still projecting that within five years, they’d have a 95%
replacement of all regular commercial seeds with their genetically engineered seeds . . .
Jordan: Stop. Stop. Did you hear that? The biotech community thought, which was obviously
their goal, that 95% of our seeds would be used and created with biotechnology, Frankenfood,
so [inaudible 00:01:55]. Jeffrey: Within five years. Jordan: Five years. Jeffrey: By 2014. So their entire schedule derailed three weeks
later. The gag order on Dr. Arpad Pusztai, who was
working for, as a grant from the UK government, to figure out of GMOs were safe or not, to
figure out how to test for GMOs, his gag order was lifted. Seven months earlier, he had gone on television
saying that in the study that he did with his rats, he found out the very process of
genetic engineering caused massive damage to his rats, potentially precancerous cell
growth in the digestive tract, smaller brains, livers and testicles, partial atrophy of the
liver and damaged immune system, in just 10 days. He was a hero for two days at his prestigious
institute. Then two phone calls were allegedly placed
from the UK Prime Minister’s office through the receptionist to the Director. And the next day he was fired from his job
after 35 years, silenced with threats of a lawsuit. His team was disbanded. They never implemented the protocols that
he was creating for Europe. And they destroyed his reputation in order
to protect the reputation of GMOs, but because of an order of Parliament seven months later,
the gag order was lifted. And over 700 articles were written about GMOs
within a month in the UK. All over Europe, the headlines about the dangers
of GMOs alerted the average consumer that the GMOs that had been quietly slipped into
their food could be causing massive damage to their own health. So within 10 weeks of the gag order being
lifted, Unilever said, “Okay. No more GMOs in Europe.” Nestles, the next day. “No more GMOs in Europe.” The next week, virtually everyone said, “No
more GMOs in Europe,” but in the United States, they didn’t report this. In fact, Project Censor described it as one
of the 10 most under-reported events of the year. And so the same companies that removed GMOs
because of the informed and concerned European consumers continued to sell the uninformed,
ignorant American consumers the GMOs that the Europeans wouldn’t eat. So it was just a matter of educating a sufficient
number of people about the dangers of GMOs. That’s what kicked it out of Europe, and that’s
what the Institute for Responsible Technology has been focused on in the United States and
around the world. Jordan: That’s awesome. So what we are saying here today is GMOs,
and I’ll never forget you sharing this with me, should stand for God Move Over because
when man tries to play God, he often ends up impersonating the other guy, if you know
what I mean. Folks, we know that GMOs can be dangerous. We try to avoid them. And I say try because we’re going to get into
some ways that we can all do a better job, but the bottom line is this. We can’t end GMOs. But before we get to those action steps, how
did you start your crusade on ending or, at least, whistle-blowing the information on
genetic medication? What drove you to do this? And then we’re going to get into some of the
issues or diseases that genetic modification, glyphosate and other chemicals are implied
or correlated with, but how did you get started? And why do you do what you do? Jeffrey: Well, 21 years ago, I went to a lecture. And there was a scientist who was blowing
the whistle on the technology. He was an award-winning genetic engineer who
knew that the technology was not ready for prime time. He knew that the most common result of genetic
engineering was surprise side effects, that there was no way that you could predictably
secure an outcome that was safe because so many variables were at play. Jordan: It’s Frankenstein. We call it Frankenfood, but it’s the epitome
of Dr. Frankenstein’s monster. Jeffrey: It’s even worse than that because
as you pointed out, once it got planted, it would affect everyone who eats, plus all the
animals, because it was part of animal feed. And once it was released into the environment,
it would cross-pollinate and contaminate the gene pool for as long as the pool existed. Jordan: This is science fiction stuff, really. Jeffrey: The thing is if you think about what
can last longer than genetic pollution itself propagates, well, not the effects of climate
change, not nuclear waste. The only thing that lasts longer than the
self-propagating genetic pollution is extinction. So this is something that affects all living
beings, all future generations, and everyone that eats. So I was sitting there in the audience thinking,
“Hmm. This guy, as a scientist, doesn’t stand a
chance.” He was speaking the words of science, and
he wasn’t communicating beyond the group. So I decided I’d pitch in for a little bit
and translate the science into English and interview another scientist and another scientist. And 21 years later, I’ve been doing that for
21 years in 42 countries and have two books. And I’m working on my fourth movie. We actually see a tipping point underway in
the United States as a result of the behavior change messaging that we have crafted. The messaging that gets people to realize,
“Oh, my God I can’t eat this stuff. And I especially can’t feed it to my children,”
because of all the diseases we’ll talk about, that may be on the rise because of the increase
of GMOs and the chemicals they spray on. Jordan: Absolutely. And what has always bothered me is that I
am all about choice. So when an individual chooses to do something,
behave a certain way, eat something, put it on their skin, if they knew that there was
a 17% chance risk of developing ankylosing spondylitis when they’re 42 years of age,
they could choose to take the risk. What bothers me the most about consuming genetically
modified food is that we just don’t know. No matter what we tell people today, it’s
probably worse because it could be an exponential degradation of our health that could take
generations to manifest. I know that’s a lot of long words, but bottom
line, once you let the genie out of the bottle, things can get pretty bad. When you don’t have a choice, you’re not informed,
you can’t take the risk. It’s unacceptable. So I applaud you. And a lot of the leaders in natural health
have allowed you this platform to share, but we’re going to ask you to do more because
I believe Jeffrey’s been behind so much of the change. We’re going to get into how many products
are labeled non-GMO, the different organizations, including non-GMO project, that you were involved
in from the inception and how this is now going to mainstream grocery big food companies. And they truth is those big food companies
Jeff mentioned, some of you cringe, they’re not our enemy. All they care about is a sustainable, profitable
business. We hear about acquisitions. I used to very much enjoy certain brand of
deli meat. And I’d feed it to my kids. Now I did not enjoy consuming Spam. Never have, never will, but the company that
made Spam and Dinty Moore stew, Hormel, acquired my favorite organic deli meat company. And Applegate Farms is now part of Hormel. But instead of boycotting them, I say why
not buy Applegate Farms foods because it will show Hormel where the money is. That’s a way that we’ll talk about in a moment,
but before we do, I want to say this. I’m Jordan Rubin here with “Ancient Medicine
Today,” brought to you by draxe.com. I’m here with Jeffrey Smith, author of the
great book, “Seeds of Deception,” “Genetic Roulette,” and the Executive Director of the
Institute for Responsible Technology. His goal, his mission, is to end GMOs, but
we can’t do that without you. So I want to encourage you right now if you
are liking this information, click your like button. And even more importantly, punch that share
button. Every person you know, man, woman, child,
needs to hear this information, even if it’s partially correct, you could change or save
a life. Be on a mission with us. Share this message. So before we get into ways to end GMOs, tell
me the top five issues/diseases that are correlated with the consumption of genetically-modified
food and the exposure to the glyphosate from the chemicals that go hand in hand with GMOs. Jeffrey: Well, let me explain for those who
may not be up to date the connection between the chemicals and GMOs. For genetically engineered foods, you take
a gene from one species like bacteria or a virus and you force it into the DNA of other
species like soy or corn, cotton, canola, sugar beets. Now you do that in order to bring a trait
from one species into another species or you edit the gene and change them around to change
the expression. Now the main reason they genetically engineer
a crop is to allow that crop to be sprayed with an herbicide. These are chemical companies that produce
the herbicide. They produce the seeds. They sell them as a package. And Monsanto is the number one company. And they sell Roundup herbicide and Roundup-ready
seeds. So when you buy Roundup-ready seeds, you end
up buying their Roundup and then they make money in both cases. So we get exposed to the genetic-engineered
seed, as well as the Roundup, for over 80% of the GMOs. And some of the other GMOs produce their own
insecticide, which breaks open in the walls of the stomachs of insects to kill them. Now we know it can poke holes in human cells. So we have a hole-poking toxin. We have a Roundup, which its active ingredient
is called glyphosate. That’s been declared by the World Health Organization
as a probable human carcinogen, a Class Two carcinogen. So right off the bat, you have cancer as one
of the five, okay? That’s a very serious outcome of eating food. Jordan: Yes. Jeffrey: You shouldn’t have to be worried
about eating healthy food. And Roundup is sprayed, unfortunately, not
just on GMOs, but it’s sprayed on the grains in this country. It’s sprayed on the legumes. It’s sprayed on wheat, barley, rye, rice,
lentils, and even some fruits and vegetables, sweet potatoes and sugar canes. So it’s better to buy organic, if you can. And if you can’t buy organic, then at least
buy non-GMO. So cancer is one of them. Now I surveyed 3,600 people and asked them
what did they get better from when they switched to non-GMO? And each person had their own story. The number one by far was digestive disorders. Jordan: Wow. Jeffrey: That’s the same as when I asked audiences,
about 150 lectures, I asked the audience, you know, “What did you get better from?” People would give an idea. I said, “Okay. How many others got better from this or that?” Digestive disorders was always number one,
so inflammatory bowel. You have the GERD. You have all the range. Now what could that be from? Well, we know that Roundup can cause holes
in the walls between the cells of the intestines, leaky gut. It also can damage the microvilli. It can also damage and suppress the digestive
enzymes. The BT toxin, which is the insecticide that’s
found in the corn, that might poke holes in our human cells. And they just found that in lab animals, it
caused severe inflammation and problems inside their gut. So our stomachs and our intestines are serious. Then you end up with the holes in the walls
of the intestines. That leaky gut is linked to autoimmune disease. It’s linked to allergies. It’s linked to inflammation, cancer, heart
disease, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s. It’s a long list. Jordan: You’re past your five. Jeffrey: Oh. Jordan: What you need to understand is, those
of you who watch our program, leaky gut or hyper-permeability of the gut lining, can
be linked to as many as 90% of health conditions. And as you can see, Jeffrey is just getting
started. We’re talking about Alzheimer’s. Jeffrey: Yeah. He stops me at five and now he’s claiming
90%. Jordan: Parkinson’s, et cetera, but here is
something I want you to understand. Let’s go back. GMOs are bad. They are. They really are. Glyphosate could be worse because it’s on
so many other foods. And the way we harvest grain, for example,
they use glyphosate to keep certain things away, et cetera. It’s absolutely harming us. So people might think they’re gluten-intolerant,
but then they get a test and they’re not. It’s really the glyphosate residue that’s
on the conventional wheat, even though wheat is not a widely genetically-modified crop. But understand this. It’s simple why this all started. There’s a field of soy beans that a farmer
planted. I don’t agree with monocrop agriculture. We’ll talk about that in another show. The soy beans grew. So did weeds. They got tired of the weeds. They sprayed the weeds. And they killed 9 out of 10 weeds. The next time they sprayed, because weeds
adapt, because you can’t really kill weeds or killing weeds and bacteria is the most
futile exercise because they will always win. They’re designed to win. Then 8 out of 10 weeds when you sprayed, then
7 out of 10, and they got fed up. That’s why they created seeds and herbicides
to change that problem. And now all of a sudden, no big deal. The soy beans lived. The weeds die. We just keep adding a little more herbicide
and not care about the consequences because these public companies, they care about now. They care about next quarter. They don’t act to care about our future. And this is all bad. We know the diseases. We have the crusader. We have our army who’s watching and punching
that Share button. Today more than ever before, I’m going to
ask you to do that, but the best news of all is that we are here to tell you that we can
end GMOs in America because you might be consuming them and not know it. And people, this bothers me, all the time
say they’re non-GMO. Then I say, “Well, do you eat at restaurants?” “Sure.” “Do you ever have corn chips? Do you ever have soy sauce?” I start going, “What about when you eat at
a friend’s house?” “Well, I could never ask them if this is genetically
modified.” Folks, we need to look in the mirror because
if we do not completely avoid GMOs, if we are not willing to skip meals, if we’re not
willing to ask restaurants, if we’re not willing to read labels, then we’re part of the problem
and not part of the solution. So that’s my little soap box, but let’s get
started. We’re going to talk about action steps you
can take to end GMOs. People feel powerless. They think if a bill doesn’t pass for mandatory
labeling, that they’ve failed. Government’s not going to do this. You said it. We’re going to vote. And we’re not going to vote on ballots. We’re going to vote with our dollars and our
behavior. Part of that is sharing this message because
your friends and loved ones may not know that upwards, if you’re consuming dairy and wheat
as a big part of your diet, if you’re consuming other corn and soy, which is in almost everything,
you could have exposure, 50 to 70% of your diet, genetically-modified food. Actually, you’ve had to think about this. What is the standard American diet in terms
of foods or items that contain GMOs? Is it 100? I mean, am I wrong here? Jeffrey: So wheat itself is not genetically
modified, but it’s sprayed with Roundup. If you think about the most popular GMOs,
soy and corn, their derivatives are practically omnipresent in processed foods. Then you have the vegetable oils, which comes
from soy and corn, cottonseed oil and canola oil, all of them genetically engineered. Then you have sugar. Now the sugar from sugar beets, sugar beets
are genetically engineered. The sugar from sugar cane, sugar cane is sprayed
with Roundup. So if you think about Roundup and if you think
about sugar and Roundup and you think about the soy derivatives. Jordan: Corn syrup instead of sugar. Jeffrey: So I would say if it comes in a box
or a pouch or something that’s processed, then probably 9 out of 10 of those have some
degree of GM derivatives. If you go to the produce section, very few
are from GMOs, very few. You have the soy, but we don’t have soy [inaudible
00:17:32] edamame there, corn on the cob, some papaya from Hawaii or China, some zucchini,
yellow squash. And there’s notw an apple and a potato that
doesn’t brown when you slice it, but pretty much those are the only GMOs in the produce
section. So if you buy on the outside of the produce,
well then you have to deal with the meat. Jordan: Meats, yeah. Jeffrey: So the meats are fed the GMOs because
what do the animals eat? Soy, corn, [inaudible 00:17:58]. Jordan: And dairy comes from animals that
are fed. Jeffrey: Exactly. Jordan: And they, still some of them use bovine
growth hormone, which is a genetic modified. Anyway, okay. So we’re going to get started, folks, because
there is good news. Jeffrey: Yes. Jordan: So if you are interested in this,
if you want your kids and grandkids to have a healthy future, stop what you’re doing. Share this message and let’s do this together. So we’ll start with number one. I think you’re here. Be informed. We’re going to show you at the end not only
some great books that Jeffrey has written, we’re going to give you information on his
website. And, also, you can talk about your movies. People can certainly watch the trailer. This is great information to share. So you have to be informed. You cannot be in the dark anymore. You can’t pretend this doesn’t exist. It’s not going to go away by closing your
eyes. So we need to get together and share this
information and dig into it because it is that important. And here’s a big one. Check food labels. I do not believe we can thoroughly educate
somebody on all of the derivatives that contain GMOs. So it’s pretty simple. I think I know the answer, but how do you
buy said packaged foods and know that they are GMO-free? Jeffrey: First, organic would be your first
choice. And organic products are not allowed to intentionally
use GMOs. Sometimes contamination is there, but it hasn’t
been intentionally added. Then products can say non-GMO. And of all the ways that they say it, the
non-GMO-Project-verified is the best way. It’s the best standard. It’s a third-party verified standard. And some people will self-certify and simply
say, “Non-GMO.” Then if you buy unprocessed foods and it’s
not on the list of the soy, corn, cotton, canola, sugar beets, alfalfa, apple, or potato,
you’re safe, unless you’re trying to avoid Roundup, in which case the list is longer. Now we have nonGMOshoppingguide.com, which
has all these different products that are verified as non-GMO. There’s about 39,000 products verified by
the non-GMO Project as non-GMO. But you’ll find a lot more of them in the
natural product sector. But what’s happening, and the good news is
this, and we’ll talk more about this in a moment, is more and more mainstream food companies
are realizing that by using GMOs, there’s so many people in America, I would say the
average American now thinks that GMOs are unhealthy. Jordan: Wow. That’s a big statement. Jeffrey: The majority, according to the “New
York Times,” believe that GMOs are unhealthy. A recent survey said 40%. Another recent survey said about 50%. So it depends on the survey and who you ask,
but this is not lost on the food companies. We talked about Nestles getting rid of GMOs
in Europe. On April, they announced that on April 28,
1999. Well, they’re not advertising on television
in the United States that their coffee creamer is non-GMO. So they’re spending big bucks to convey to
their coffee creamer buyers, and these aren’t the health food people, right, that their
product is non-GMO. Okay? Applegate is switching to non-GMO animal feed. Dannon is switching to non-GMO animal feed
for its yogurt. Jordan: Wow. Jeffrey: So these are mainstream food companies
responding. So many times we may hear, “Vote with your
dollars.” And we may think, “Yeah. It’s a nice idea, but will it ever actually
have traction?” It actually has traction. Jordan: Absolutely. All these companies are hedging. They’re developing non-GMO products. They’re acquiring companies such as Applegate
and Hormel. So it is working. We’re seeing General Mills get into the space
in a big way. Jeffrey: Cheerios, non-GMO.
Jordan: That’s huge. Jeffrey: In early January, 2014. 10 days later, Grape Nuts. I Can’t Believe it’s not Butter, Smart Balance. There’s a lot of Campbell’s soups. There’s a Similac now that’s an infant formula
that’s non-GMO, more and more. And when you talk to the executives in these
food companies, they realize that the number one growing trend in the United States is
non-GMO. So if you’re not already asking for it, you’re
behind this. And the thing is we want to nail the coffin
shut on GMOs. Jordan: Yes, we do. Jeffrey: We know that the tipping point is
underway in the United States, but yet we still see a lot of products in the mainstream
supermarkets as using GMOs. So we want to avoid the GMO-fed animal products. And we want to avoid the products that use
direct GMO ingredients. Jordan: Absolutely. Number three, shop organic or go to farmers
markets. Now, obviously, let’s start with farmers markets. That’s only beneficial if you are certain
of the top GMO foods. And, oftentimes, farmers markets, they do
bring in produce that’s from a distributor. So you’ll see it back there with the different
brands. It does make you feel better, a touchy feely
type of a thing, but if you go to a farmers market, you have to specifically ask. And then you have to trust that the produce
is non-GMO, if it’s a zucchini, crook-necked squash, if it’s a papaya, certainly, if it’s
a sugar beet, corn, soy. Most people don’t buy corn and soy. Jeffrey: And you won’t buy a sugar beet at
the farmers market because they’re just used for sugar. So if you buy a beet, it’s a table beet. So it wouldn’t [inaudible 00:22:50]. Jordan: Sugar beets aren’t nice and colorful
and all that. Jeffrey: Yeah. They’re white and yeah. Jordan: Okay, and shopping organic. So let me repeat what Jeffrey said. Certified organic with the USDA symbol means
that no genetically modified foods have been added. So it is an auditing process and it is important. Some labels you’ll see out of various certifiers
that organic is non-GMO and more. And let me be very clear, folks. Organic means non-GMO, but non-GMO doesn’t
mean organic. So part of the challenge I’ve had is non-GMO’s
grown so fast, but I’m a big believer in organic, as well. So you can have genetically or non-GMO foods
that still use or are grown and raised with pesticides, herbicides, fungicides. So the gold standard would be an organic product,
USDA-certified organic that’s also non-GMO. You don’t have to know how to read labels
beyond looking at those designations. And from an organic standpoint, that is a
government-controlled, third-party audited standard. So if you see that green USDA symbol on a
food or a supplement, that goes a long way in minimizing your exposure to GMOs and so
many other things. Jeffrey: Absolutely. Jordan: Okay. We’re going to avoid commercial restaurants. This is a big one. And I’m going to ask you what have you learned
about restaurants because this is a black box? Jeffrey: Yes. Jordan: You go out. I’m not a big calorie guy. I’m not big on even portion size. I believe eat the best foods, but when we
go to restaurants, we put our blinders on. Now I avoid certain things such as pork and
shellfish. Josh and I went to a restaurant last night
and we ordered pot roast. And there’s this like massive chunks of pork
or some kind of bacon. And we said, “This wasn’t listed.” And then they exchanged it for halibut. But what was it cooked in? What’s the sauce made of? Because even fine restaurants use sauces from
food distributors. You’d be shocked how that works. So I mean, are we just every meal in every
restaurant that’s not organic has some genetic modification or glyphosate exposure? What does your research tell you on that? Jeffrey: Well, I travel 7 to 9 months a year
and have for 13 years. So I avoid GMOs in restaurants. And so, fortunately, there are ways to do
it. If you go to a fast food restaurant, then
pretty much forget about it. The only exception would be the Chipotle’s,
not their meat products, but their direct ingredients. They source non-GMO. Let’s talk about non-GMO first and then Roundup
and all those other things second. Now, there’s visible GMOs and there’s invisible
GMOs. The visible GMOs are the corn on the cob. Some percentage, a small percentage, of corn
on the cob is GMO. Tofu, some percentage is GMO because of the
corn and the soy. The invisible ones are the ones that are harder
to catch, soybean oil, canola oil. These are corn oils. A lot of the places cook in these. So if you go to a restaurant where everything
is cooked in the oil, that’s it. Jordan: Preservatives, citric acid, and natural
flavors, xanthan gum, Jeffrey: So if it’s an upscale restaurant
that cooks from scratch and doesn’t use processed foods, then you have to ask the question,
“What oil do you cook your food in?” So I have called restaurants before I go there
and I ask that question. And they often say, “Vegetable oil,” thinking
it’s from vegetables. It’s actually from soybeans or they say, “Canola
oil,” especially in Canada. Then I’ll say, “Well, I don’t eat that because
it’s genetically engineered.” And I don’t try and convince them of anything. I just let them know, “I don’t eat that because
I don’t eat genetically engineered foods. Can you cook my food in olive oil or some
other type of oil or no oil?” And they often can. Now, if they say olive oil, that they cook
in olive oil, double check that it’s not a blend because they can blend olive oil with
canola oil to make it cheaper and to withstand higher heat. So I always ask that question. Salad dressing is the same thing. These are the hidden ones. So once that’s the case, once I get there,
then I can show up. And I can see what’s on the menu and pretty
much know what the GMO ingredients are and what they’re doing, but if it’s a fast food
place that has pre-prepared foods with lots of ingredients, I don’t even bother. Jordan: It’s really difficult. And we’ve talked about this on recent programs. Eating at home is a great way to be healthy,
as long as you understand how to read labels and really just look for the symbol. Look for organic. Look for non-GMO or buy fresh food that you
know does not fall into the genetic-modified category. All right. This is a big one. We talked about this. Voting with your dollars. I said earlier that if you are someone who
signs petitions, votes with ballots, but, yet, you’re going to restaurants and not asking
the question, you’re going to friends’ homes and not asking the questions, I know it’s
embarrassing, right? I know you’re the weird friend or the restaurant
patron who they turn away when they see you, but bottom line. Are we going to take the easy route and watch
this destruction continue, and it may be in your own child or grandchild, or are we going
to do something about it because if we don’t, nobody will? So voting with your dollars is not just about
simply supporting organizations that fight against genetic modification or genetic engineering,
although we’ll talk about that, it’s buying foods and supporting brands that are organic
and/or non-GMO. Jeffrey: That’s right. And if you go to a restaurant and you’re with
people and they’ve heard your schpeel over and over again and they don’t want to take
the time, you just get up and talk to the waiter or waitress or the maître D or the
owner separately and explain what your needs are. Maybe you’ve called in advance and let them
know. So there’s ways to handle it, but you’ve got
to become an expert at, you know, depending on what your family’s feelings are. Jordan: Absolutely. And that’s a hard one because most people
I talk to have some side of their family that thinks this is hogwash or thinks you are weird. You look at some of the issues that we deal
with such as genetic modification. Get into vaccination? Forget about it. So this is a sensitive issue, but it shouldn’t
be because it’s out there. And it’s too much info, too much smoke not
to be a fire. And number six, share info about GMOs. Now here’s the good news. You don’t need to know how to pronounce or
spell glyphosate. You don’t need to memorize the list of foods. You don’t even need to know which preservatives
and chemicals and which crops are sprayed. There’s great information out there. For example, if you are watching “Ancient
Medicine Today” right now, I urge you to click that share button. Get this information out. This simple video can open eyes and be a doorway
for people to help transform lives. Jeffrey mentioned digestive issues, increased
cancer risk. We’re talking about asthma. We’re talking about allergies. We’re talking about skin disorders. You mentioned Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. That’s just the beginning. That’s the surface that we’ve scratched because
we know it’s all connected. So share information about GMOs. And here’s a quick recap. So be informed. We are trying to get you that information. Check food labels. It amazes me, Jeffrey, even people that are
in natural health, they’ll just buy things for what it says on the front of the label. It says, “Whole grain,” but then on the back
it’s not because there’s five different ways to mention wheat. Jeffrey: Or they might think because they’re
shopping at Whole Foods everything is safe, but it’s not. Jordan: Exactly. And that’s the case with most places. So you’ve got to check food labels after you’re
informed. Shop organic or go to a local farmers market
where people have transparency and ask the questions. You’ve got to deal with restaurants. We talked about this. Fast food is probably out, but when you go
to other, call it fast casual or preferably fine dining . . . I know not everyone can
afford that, but I’ve found it the same. When you go to fine dining restaurants, they’re
much more amenable to making changes. And they’ve probably already heard this in
most major metropolitan areas. So you’ve got to be careful with restaurants. Most importantly, vote with your dollar. Spend money on your future and on foods that
are organic and non-GMO. And then share info, just like this video
today. And here are some great resources. So Jeffrey Smith has pioneered this movement. This is the most comprehensive website on
genetic engineering and genetic modification you will find. So go to responsibletechnology.org where you
can check out some of Jeffrey’s books, including “Seeds of Deception,” “Genetic Roulette,”
and some of his movies. So why don’t you talk to us real quickly . . . We
don’t have a slide for this, but if somebody isn’t someone who wants to go read a big book
because the books are technical. They’re great. You’re starting to share some of that information
about some of the behind-the-scenes. The “Seeds of Deception” reads almost like
a novel, like intrigue, one of those sort of Tom Clancy books, but what can someone
do, if they just want to be entertained, but also be informed? Give us a little bit of information about
the first video resource you’d recommend. Jeffrey: Okay. Well, there’s a movie out called “Genetic
Roulette,” the same title, “Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of our Lives.” And it’s a feature-length movie. It’s won movie of the year and transformational
film of the year. And it’s played on PBS over 300 times. Jordan: Wow. Jeffrey: And it actually has been responsible
for changing more diets than any book, movie, lecture, TV show, et cetera. Jordan: That’s awesome. And you said that sometimes there’s people
in your family that are feeling like, “This may be a little bit hokey.” The first time I showed it in Los Angeles,
a mother came up to me with her 16-year-old daughter and said, “My daughter wanted to
stay in the car during the showing. And I insisted that she comes. She has no interest in food. Now she says, ‘Oh, my God. We’ve got to get rid of GMOs.'” Jeffrey: Wow.
Jordan: So it works. So then a woman and her husband came up to
me and said, “This is a testament to how effective your film is. I got my husband to switch to non-GMO after
seeing it just now.” And she said, “I’ve been talking to him for
years about it.” Jeffrey: Wow. What a [inaudible 00:32:30]. Jordan: So if you want to convince your friends
and family, “Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of Our Lives.” Now, I’m working on a film released in 2017
with Amy Hart. And it’s called “Secret Ingredients.” you can watch the trailer now, secretingredientsmovie.com. It’s about families who heal from serious
conditions when they switch to organic and non-GMO foods. Jeffrey: Wow.
Jordan: So we have three autistic boys in the film. Two are no longer autistic. The third was switched to a mainstream classroom. We have a clinic where 77 out of 77 infertile
couples have kids. We have people that, cured themselves of cancer
and all sorts of diseases and disorders. And they attribute the switch to organic as
the primary driver. And there’s a lot of doctors in there that
say, “Yes, this is a typical result for a percentage of our patients. All that’s needed is a change in diet.” And then we have a scientist explaining why. Jeffrey: That’s unbelievable. So folks, I want to encourage you to visit
responsibletechnology.org. I want to encourage you to check out Jeffrey’s
books, “Seeds of Deception,” “Genetic Roulette,” and “Genetic Roulette,” the movie, “The Gamble
of Our Lives.” That sounds like awesome entertainment, and
it just might do the convincing for you. Folks, I am excited to be a part of this movement
and so you can be too. I assume that on responsibletechnology.org
people can learn how to support your cause, including the making of “Secret Ingredients,”
which is another great movie name. So if you want to truly vote with your dollars,
go out and buy organic, purchase non-GMO foods, and support the Institute for Responsible
Technology. Again, visit responsibletechnology.org. I want to encourage you right here on “Ancient
Medicine Today.” We want to teach you how food can be used
as medicine, but also how you can avoid food, food, that is responsible for our future destruction. Folks, we owe it to our families, children,
and future grandchildren to make these changes today. So stand with us. Tell us how much you are liking this information,
you’re liking the freedom that you have to operate within the health that you deserve
and, most importantly, share this video with others because it could be the doorway for
their transformed life. I’m Jordan Rubin with Jeffrey Smith wishing
you amazing health. Thank you and see you next time. Jeffrey: Safe eating.