News & Politics
Progressive Commentary Hour - 02/03/14
Peak Food and the Future of Food Security
Jeffrey Smith is one of the foremost experts on the health and environmental risks of genetically modified organisms, commonly known as GMO crops and foods, and is a leading watch-dog over corporate agricultural industry’s manipulation of GMO genetic science and public opinion. He is currently the founding director for the Institute for Responsible Technology, a research and corporate watch organization devoted to informing the public about the truth of GMO foods and technology. Jeffrey is also the director for the Campaign for Healthier Eating in America.
Jeffrey is the author of two critical books on GMOs: “Seeds of Deception” and “Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods” He is also the director and writer of the documentary film Genetic Roulette released in 1012.
BOOK AND FILM: “Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods” WEBSITE: www.ResponsibleTechnology.org
Prof. David Montgomery is a geomorphologist and environmentalist in the Earth and Space Sciences division at the University of Washington’s College of the Environment in Seattle. He specializes in the evolution of geological topography and the influence of geomorphological processes on ecological systems and human societies. His research has taken him world wide, the Cascade Range in the Pacific Northwest to the Andes, the Himalayas and Tibetan plateau.
David is the author of “Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations” -- an important study about the role soil and erosion has played in the rise and collapse of civilizations and societies. His most recent book is “The Rocks Don’t Lie: A Geologist Investigates Noah’s Flood”
BOOK: “The Rocks Don’t Lie: A Geologist Investigates Noah’s Flood”
Dr. Peter D. Carter is a retired family physician who practiced medicine first in England and then in Canada for almost 40 years. After his sons were born, Peter became actively involved in environmental, climate change and sustainable development issues. He is a founding director of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, the founder of the Climate Emergency Institute and was an expert reviewer for the IPCC fifth climate change assessment. He has presented on sustainable development, environmental health policy, biodiversity, climate change and human rights protection issues in Canada, the US and overseas. Since 2007, Peter has developed a unique approach to climate change risk that has been published in scientific journals. He has documented the science that shows we are already far beyond "dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system". This science shows that the world is facing planetary catastrophe from multiple amplifying feedbacks in the Arctic and will contribute to catastrophic crop declines.
His website is ClimateEmergencyInstitute.com
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