The Dangerous Game of Microbiome Roulette

by | Mar 1, 2016

An evening of fascinating dialogue, that sheds light on new information regarding the link between glyphosate in Monsanto’s Roundup Ready herbicide and our gut microbiome, is guaranteed when filmmaker and author, Jeffrey Smith teams up with neurologist and author David Perlmutter M.D., from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., March 19, at Shangli-La Springs. A one-hour reception benefiting the Institute for Responsible Technology (IRT) will follow.

Smith’s latest efforts through his IRT research have been aimed at filming an expose of how an individual’s health is affected in the long term by genetically modified foods and glyphosate. “I have surveyed 3,600 people, and have results showing which diseases and disorders are most likely to improve when GMOs, sprayed with glyphosate, are removed from the diet. The anecdotal evidence matches the outcomes of my interchanges with audience members at more than 125 lectures,” says Smith, author of Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of Our Lives and director of Secret Ingredients. The film highlights the story of families as they overcome a long list of chronic health disorders by eliminating GMOs and pesticides from their diet.

“The science on GMOs and glyphosate is virtually exploding. We now have the results of medical research that shows glyphosate harms the gut microbiome, which we depend on for resistance to diseases. In April 2015, the World Health Organization declared glyphosate as a probable human carcinogen, recognizing that the change in the microbiome correlates with an increased risk of various types of cancer. Unfortunately, even wheat, a non-GMO food, is toxic now, because farmers are using Roundup as a desiccant to facilitate a rapid drying for a quicker harvest,” advises Perlmutter, author of Brain Maker.

Location: Shangri-La Springs, 27750 Old U.S. 41 Rd., Bonita Springs. Cost: $20 includes Perlmutter’s video on the microbiome and Smith’s Genetic Roulette ($50 value). Preregistration required. For more information, call 480-255-0604 or visit


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