Smith, who wrote Seeds of Deception, touted as an "explosive expose" about the frankenfood industry, will be speaking at the college's Niagara-on-the-Lake campus on April 24 from 7 to 9 p.m. The event is hosted by Breast Cancer Prevention and Community Research and the Institute for Responsible Technology.
Here's the news release that came across my desk today, including a bio about Smith, a consumer advocate, who devotes much of his time to campaigning for the removal of genetically engineered foods from our food supply.
Looking at some of the stats he has unearthed, it's tough not to find this stuff frightening:
Here's the poster with all the details. Feel free to print it off and pass it around. See you on April 24.
Thousands of sheep, buffalo, and goats in India died after grazing on Bt cotton plants
Mice eating GM corn for the long- term had fewer and smaller babies
More than half the babies of mother rats fed GM soy died within three weeks and
Testicle cells of mice and rats on a diet of GM soy change significantly
By the third generation, most GM soy‐fed hamsters lost the ability to have babies
Rodents fed GM corn and soy showed immune system responses and signs of toxicity
Cooked GM soy contains as much as seven times the amount of a known soy allergen
Soy allergies skyrocketed by 50 per cent in the UK, soon after GM soy was introduced
The stomach lining of rats fed GM potatoes showed excessive cell growth, a condition that may lead to cancer.