Pre-teens to retirees poured into the Mariposa Building at Prescott College recently to learn about genetically modified organisms (GMOs) from bestselling author, director and internationally recognized expert, Jeffrey M. Smith. An audience of between 250-300 people heard the story of how GMOs are created in a laboratory, how the FDA and EPA have ignored science that showed a multitude of potential related health risks and how both humans' and animals' health improves after eliminating GMO food from their diets.
Health risks associated with GMO consumption were confirmed by audience members who reported improvements in health conditions including headaches, fatigue, gastrointestinal problems, allergies, mood, kidney and thyroid function, inflammation and fibromyalgia after removing GMOs from their diets. Improvement in pet health and behavior was similarly reported.
GMO Free Prescott's mission is to raise awareness about the prevalence of GMOs in our food supply and promote informed and nourishing food options.
GMO Free Prescott's next event is a free lecture, "What's Up with Our Seeds?" on Saturday, March 16, at 9 a.m. at One Root Tea & Herbothecary, 500 W. Gurley St. in Prescott.
For more information, visit gmofreeprescottaz.org.