Internationally renowned anti-GMO author/filmmaker 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expertly summarizes why the safety assessments conducted by the FDA and regulators worldwide teeter on a foundation of outdated science and false assumptions, and why genetically engineered foods must urgently become our nation’s top food safety priority.
Smith’s books include: Seeds of Deception: Exposing Industry and Government Lies about the Safety of the Genetically Engineered Foods You’re Eating, the world’s bestseller on GMOs; and Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods. As a highly regarded keynote speaker, Mr. Smith has lectured in more than 40 countries, counseled leaders from every continent, and has been quoted by hundreds of media outlets including: The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC World Service, The Independent, Daily Telegraph, New Scientist, The Times (London), Associated Press, Reuters News Service, LA Times, and Time Magazine. Also a popular guest, he appears on influential radio shows and television programs, such as the The Daily Show, BBC, NPR, Fox News, Democracy Now, and the Dr. Oz Show.
Jeffrey Smith is the founding executive director of The Institute for Responsible Technology (IRT), a leading source of GMO health risk information for consumers, policy makers, and healthcare professionals. IRT’s educational programs are driving the tipping point of consumer rejection of GMOs, which is already starting to push genetically engineered ingredients out of the market in the US.
Amy Hart is an award-winning filmmaker and photographer dedicated to shedding light on important global health issues. Based in California and NYC, Hart is the founder of CenterPeace Films and Photography.
Hart directed and produced an award-winning film on global water issues entitledWATER FIRST: Reaching the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The film was shown at numerous conferences and festivals around the world . Hart has specialized in global and public health issues since 2002 when she became the producer of educational broadcast programs at the University of Albany School of Public Health.
Hart has specialized in global and public health issues since 2002 when she became the producer of educational broadcast programs at the University of Albany School of Public Health.
Amy Hart met Jeffrey Smith when she took her camera up to the Heirloom Seed Expo with the intention of doing a photo essay on an angle of the organic food movement. Jeffrey Smith was a speaker and moderator of a panel on GMOs. Their very first conversation was about making films on GMOs together – so began Secret Ingredients.