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In DC on April 16: Jeffrey Smith and Sally Fallon Morell

Washington, DC - GMO Free DC presents “New Evidence of Serious Harm from Genetically Modified Foods” featuring leading consumer GMO experts -- author Jeffrey Smith, Founder of the Institute for Responsible Technology (IRT) and Director and Producer of the award winning ‘Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of Our Lives’; and Sally Fallon Morell, MA, Journalist, Chef, Nutrition Researcher and President of the Weston A. Price Foundation -- at the Friends Meeting (Quaker House) of Washington, 2111 Florida Ave NW, Washington DC 20008, on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 5:30 pm for a Potluck, with Program to follow at 7:00pm, including a Q&A session until 8:30pm.

Jeffrey Smith founded IRT in 2003. IRT since become the world leader in educating policy makers and the public about genetically modified (GM) foods and crops. IRT investigates and reports their risks and impact on health, environment, the economy, and agriculture, as well as the problems associated with current research, regulation, corporate practices, and reporting.

Jeffrey Smith, is also the Director and Producer of the new blockbuster documentary film just voted “2012 Movie of the Year“ by the Solari Report, and “2012 Viewer’s Choice Transformational Film of the Year,” by the Aware Guide -- “Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of Our Lives”, and author of the world's bestselling and #1 rated book by the same title, on the health dangers genetically modified organisms (GMOs). His meticulous research documents how biotech companies continue to mislead US legislators and safety officials to put the health of society at risk, and the environment in peril. Liz Reitzig, GMO activist and Co-Founder of the Farm Food Freedom Coalition, calls the film “the most provocative and alarming food documentary of our time.” Former UK Environment Minister says the revelations in Genetic Roulette may "change the global course of events this century."

Mr. Smith has lectured in 30 countries and has been quoted by world leaders as well as hundreds of media outlets including: The New York Times, Washington Post, New Scientist, Associated Press, Reuters News Service, LA Times, Time Magazine, Genetic Engineering News, BBC, NPR, Fox News, Democracy Now and the Dr. Oz Show.

Sally Fallon Morell is the President of the Weston A. Price Foundation, a nonprofit, tax-exempt charity founded in 1999 to disseminate the research of nutrition pioneer Dr. Weston Price, whose studies of isolated nonindustrialized peoples established the parameters of human health and determined the optimum characteristics of human diets. Dr. Price's research demonstrated that humans achieve perfect physical form and perfect health generation after generation only when they consume nutrient-dense whole foods and the vital fat-soluble activators found exclusively in animal fats. Ms. Fallon is also the author of “Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats.” This well-researched, thought-provoking guide to traditional foods contains a startling message: Animal fats and cholesterol are not villains but vital factors in the diet, necessary for normal growth, proper function of the brain and nervous system, protection from disease and optimum energy levels.

“New Evidence of Serious Harm from Genetically Modified Foods” will begin at 5:30pm with a Potluck followed by the Program at 7:00pm including a Q&A session until 8:30pm. Ms. Fallon will be signing copies of both her books ‘Nourishing Traditions’ and ‘The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby and Child Care’; Mr. Smith will do a DVD Signing of his award-winning documentary, “Genetic Roulette.” As thousands of physicians prescribe non-GMO diets, they are reporting dramatic recoveries from a variety of diseases. Supporting data from livestock, pets, lab animals, and rising disease rates, indict genetically modified foods as a major health crisis. Find out the facts and what people are doing to protect themselves and to fight for their right to know what is in their food.

This event is FREE and open to the public, however, a donation of $5 - $10 will be requested at the door to support GMO Free DC. In addition, participants are asked to bring a Non-GMO Potluck dish to share and to RSVP to

GMO Free DC educates consumers about genetically engineered foods by publicizing the latest research and information regarding the risks of these foods, as well as sharing information with consumers in how to avoid GMOs by selecting vendors and products that are Non-GMO.

GMO Free DC’s greatest goal at this time is to increase awareness and encourage citizens throughout the District to mobilize and let their legislators know that they want genetically engineered organisms banned in food sold or distributed in Washington, DC.

To join GMO Free DC’s campaign to “Ban GMOs in Food Sold or Distributed in the District” -- sign the Petition here.

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