|The Weston A. Price Foundation
|Contact: Sally Fallon Morell, President
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Researcher Warns Genetically Modified Foods Lead to Chronic Diseases
No health and safety tests are required and few have been conducted
Washington D.C., September 29, 2004. At a time when the U.S. is claiming Europe’s restrictive genetically modified (GM) food policy is illegal and baseless, Jeffrey Smith, author of “Seeds of Deception: Exposing Industry and Government Lies About the Safety of the Genetically Engineered Foods You’re Eating,” provides an explosive exposé showing that GM foods are, in fact, unsafe.
Smith is one of several speakers who will address the many health issues surrounding the advent of industrialized agricultural and food technology practices, which, in part, have led to our current chronic disease state, at Wise Traditions 2004 “”What’s Happened to the U.S. Food Supply? Problems and Solutions,” the fifth annual conference of the Weston A. Price Foundation, October 1-3, 2004 in Arlington, VA.
He says, “There is overwhelming evidence documenting serious potential chronic health problems associated with these hi-tech foods that Americans eat everyday.” He goes on to say, “Corporate influence and political collusion have allowed these GM foods on the market unabated and unlabeled.”
Smith has worked in the field of genetically modified foods for nearly a decade, including a GMO detection laboratory. He proposed legislation to protect children, who are most at risk from the potential health effects of GM foods, and to protect farmers from genetic drift.
Also at the conference, Russell Blaylock, MD and neurosurgeon and author of “Excitotoxins: The Taste that Kills,” will show how neurotoxins such as MSG and aspartame (NutraSweet) that are found in most of our processed foods and diet soft drinks cause many neurological disorders. Blaylock states, “Diets high in excitotoxins can cause learning disabilities, nervous disorders, seizures and hormonal imbalances in children.” At any age, MSG and aspartame may cause headaches, seizures and allergic reactions in those who are sensitive.”
Jerry Brunetti, biological agriculture consultant and livestock supplement formulator, will speak to the detrimental effects of the industrial agriculture model as applied to crops and animals, from depletion of the soil to widespread disease in animals and humans. David Getoff, naturopath and nutritionist, will speak to the impact of irradiating our foods in microwave ovens and with industrial radiation sources such cobalt 60 and electron beam radiation.
Other speakers will address the dangers of processed soy foods, fertility issues resulting from poor foods, the impact of industrialized foods on our endocrine system, among many others.
The conference is sponsored by the Weston A. Price Foundation, a nonprofit nutrition education organization based in Washington, DC with over 200 chapters in the U.S. and overseas. The Foundation supports accurate nutrition information, pasture-based farming, community supported agriculture and holistic therapies.
The 3-day conference will be held at the Sheraton National Hotel in Arlington, Virginia and will feature organic, traditional food prepared by chef John Umlauf.
For further information visit http://www.westonaprice.org or call the Foundation at 202-363-4394.
To schedule an interview with one or more of the Presenters, please contact Sally Fallon at 202-363-4394 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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