Jeffrey M. Smith (born 1958) is an American consumer activist, self-published author, and former politician.
He is the author of two books on genetically engineered foods, 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, which he made into a film in 2012. He has appeared twice on The Dr. Oz Show. Smith has worked with organic food marketers and alternative health product promoters to advocate against genetically modified food.
Supporters identify Smith as an influential educator on the alleged risks associated with genetically modified foods, while others point out Smith’s lack of scientific background or expertise in the field.
In 1998, Smith ran unsuccessfully for Congress as a candidate for the Natural Law Party. As of 2010, Smith was the executive director and sole employee of the Institute for Responsible Technology.
Jeffrey M. Smith – Why It’s Imperative to Avoid GMOs And Roundup
Expert Panel Host: Jeffrey Smith
(A podcast version of this video is available on iTunes.)
• The biotech industry’s claim that genetically modified (GM) foods are safe is shattered in this groundbreaking lecture. Safety assessments on GM crops are not competent to identify the health problems and industry research is rigged to avoid finding problems.
• This lecture is for anyone wanting to understand GM technology, to learn how to protect themselves, or to share their concerns with others. It is presented in the clear, accessible style that made Jeffrey Smith’s Seeds of Deception the world’s best-selling book on genetically engineered foods.
• The leading consumer advocate promoting healthier non-GMO choices, Jeffrey Smith’s meticulous research documents how biotech companies continue to mislead legislators and safety officials to put the health of society at risk and the environment in peril. His work expertly summarizes why the safety assessments conducted by the FDA and regulators worldwide teeter on a foundation of outdated science and false assumptions, and why genetically engineered foods must urgently become our nation’s top food safety priority.