Digging Deeper Into GMOs

Posted On: December 28, 2015 By: David Cabrera Categories: Lifestyle & Health, Non-GMO

Driven by numerous studies and polls indicating that three-quarters of Americans are concerned about GMOs and health risks, a panel of experts comprised of authors, scientists, physicians, filmmakers, health advocates and organic famers gathered recently to share opinions about why genetically engineered foods must become the nation’s top food safety priority. At the 2015 Dual Certification Symposium and National Sales Conference hosted by Garden of Life, experts discussed how organizations such as the Non-GMO Project, the Organic Center and the Institute for Responsible Technology must lead the charge as catalysts for change.

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Dr. David Perlmutter

Board-Certified Neurologist & #1 NYT Best-Selling Author

“We now understand that goings on in the gut dramatically affect brain health and brain function and even resistance to brain disease.”

Maria Rodale

CEO and Chairman of Rodale, Inc.

(Organic) “No other single choice you can make to improve the health of your family and the planet will have a greater positive impact for all of our future.”

Jessica Shade

Director of Science Programs, The Organic Center

“One of the things that I find most encouraging is that organic keeps gaining popularity and you don’t see just a small subset of the population purchasing organic now.”

Sandra Kepler

President of Non-GMO Global, Inc. & Founder of the Non-GMO Project

“We need to breathe life back into our family farmers and develop programs that inspire peace, prosperity and health for our world family.”

Jeffrey Smith

Non-GMO Advocate & Best-Selling Author

“By consumers actively choosing Non-GMO products to protect their own health, they end up creating a tipping point.”

Dr. Greg Leyer

Chief Scientific Officer at UAS Laboratories

“The beauty of being in the probiotic field, is that you’re making a difference in people’s lives that they can feel.”

Dr. Amy Smith

Microbiologist, Dupont Nutrition & Health

“It’s always important to have a very honest, open relationship and be able to have transparent conversations. It’s also necessary to be able to talk about issues at hand including needs and plans for the future.”

Jeff Van Drunen

President FutureCeuticals

“I believe the consumer is the only pathway to take organic farming to the next level and to spread the organic farming movement across the country.”

Eland Lebaron

Owner, Organic Grass Farm

“The goal is to preserve the natural nutrition. You know, if it’s raw and if it’s grown well organically, I don’t think there’s any better nutrition than that.”

Jeremy Seifert

Writer, Editor & Director of the Documentary GMO OMG

“We don’t know what the health risks are, what the environmental risks are.”