In the mid-1970s Eden played a key role in developing the organic certification processes used today, and drafted the first American standards for 'field to shelf' organic food production. Eden was the first food manufacturer to speak out against irradiation, genetically engineered organisms (GEOs), and threats to organic standards. With national regulation of 'organic' by the USDA came lobbyists on behalf of big business pleading for cheaper and easier ways. They want practices and contamination allowed that are contrary to the principles of organic agriculture. They are succeeding. We encourage vigilance.
Jeffrey Smith's Seeds of Deception is a captivating, profound, yet easy reading expose of biotech industry manipulation, political collusion, deceitful science allow hundreds of dangerous genetically engineered foods into our daily diet without our permission or knowledge.
• Scientists were offered bribes or threatened. Evidence was stolen. Data was omitted and distorted.
• FDA employees who spoke out against GEOs were harassed, stripped of responsibilities, or fired.
• Laboratory rats fed GEO crops developed stomach lesions. Seven of forty died within two weeks.
• Authors and reporters were threatened and silenced.
Find out how a united effort by the biotech industry, our food regulatory authorities, the media, and politicians used every means available to allay the public's concerns and fears about this unpredictable, dangerous, and potentially devastating patented technology applied to our food.
Seeds of Deception is written in a simple yet colorful story-like manner describing what is known as 'high' science so that all can easily understand the lies, deception, and corporate greed, and start to put together the pieces of the genetically engineered food fraud. Find out what you can do to stop the biotech industry before it's too late.
Praise for Seeds of Deception
"Outrageous! That's what you'll say over and over again when you read how the biotechnology companies have manipulated the government, our food, and the media, and put the entire generation at risk. Notions of independence and integrity in the nation's food regulatory agencies are shattered in this well-documented, captivating book." -Ben Cohen, Co-Founder, Ben & Jerry's
"Clear, profound, and unerringly accurate, Seeds of Deception tells you what you need to know about genetically engineered food - and what Monsanto won't tell you. If you care about the safety of our food supply, if you care about the future of life on this dear planet, if you care what corporations are doing to your food and health, this is the book to get." -John Robbins, Author, The Food Revolution and Diet For A New America
"Genetically engineered foods are born of shortsighted thinking and disrespect for natural systems. Seeds of Deception shows how distortions, omissions, and cover-ups are used to prop up this bad idea. The revelations in this powerful expose could spark the revolution that this topic deserves." -Hunter Lovins, Co-author, Natural Capitalism
"Jeffrey Smith's lucid, informative, and tightly argued expose of genetically modified foods lays bare the blockbuster food safety issue of the 21st century. Although Americans slept as the biotech industry quietly kidnapped our food supply, Europe sent the miscreants typified by Monsanto packing. Mr. Smith presents a roadmap of insensitivity by America's food giants and a blueprint of action to stop them from wreaking further havoc. Every American should read this book." -James S. Turner, Esq., Author, The Chemical Feast: The Nader Report on the Food and Drug Administration
"The largest experiment on humans is being conducted here in the US where people eat unlabeled genetically modified foods. Jeffrey Smith's Seeds of Deception explains the science lucidly and should compel us all about the dangers of consuming GM Foods." -Sujatha Byravan, Ph.D., Executive Director, Council for Responsible Genetics
"I have seen firsthand how Monsanto and the FDA have resorted to scientific deceit of the highest order to market genetically engineered (rBGH) milk. With captivating style and a flair for describing science in clear, accurate language, Seeds of Deception unveils the distortions, omissions, and lies for all to see. It is a powerful antidote to this global charade." -Samuel S. Epstein, M.D., Professor Emeritus, Environmental and Occupational Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health; Chairman, Cancer Prevention Coalition
Genetically Modified Foods at a Glance
Currently Commercialized GM Crops in the US
Soy (80%), cotton (70%), canola (60%), Hawaiian papaya (more than 50%), zucchini and yellow squash (small amount), and tobacco (Quest® brand).
Other Sources of GMOs
Dairy products from cows injected with rBGH.
Food additives, enzymes, flavorings, and processing agents, including the sweetener aspartame (NutraSweet®) and rennet used to make hard cheeses.
Meat, eggs, and dairy products from animals that have eaten GM feed.
Honey and bee pollen that may have GM sources of pollen.
Some of the Ingredients That May Be Genetically Modified
Vegetable oil (soy, corn, cottonseed, or canola), margarine, soy flour, soy protein, soy lecithin, textured vegetable protein, cornmeal, corn syrup, dextrose, maltodextrin, fructose, citric acid, and lactic acid.
Some of the Foods That May Contain GM Ingredients
Infant formula, salad dressing, bread, cereal, hamburgers and hot dogs, margarine, mayonnaise, crackers, cookies, chocolate, candy, fried food, chips, veggie burgers, meat substitutes, ice cream, frozen yogurt, tofu, tamari, soy sauce, soy cheese, tomato sauce, protein powder, baking powder, alcohol, imitation vanilla, vanillin, powdered sugar, non organic peanut butter, enriched flour, and pasta. Nonfood items include cosmetics, soaps, detergents, shampoo, and bubble bath.