Internationally renowned non-GMO expert Jeffrey M. Smith will engage in an interactive talk on GMOs in our food and agriculture with an audience of Boulder and Denver-area business, media, agriculture, healthcare, academic and community leaders. Smith will speak at “An Evening at the Epicenter” on Thursday, April 14, 5:30-7:30 pm. At the Epicenter, an educational series featuring national leaders in sustainability is produced by Best Organics Inc., a Boulder-based gift and promotions business dedicated to supporting artisan organic producers, local economies, and sustainable food and farming. The event will be hosted by the Sterling Rice Group in its headquarters office in downtown Boulder.
Smith is the Executive Director of the Institute for Responsible Technology, a leading nonprofit organization dedicated to documenting and disseminating information on the risks associated with the widespread use of GMOs in food and agriculture. Smith has lectured in more than 30 countries and has appeared on FoxNews, the Dr. Oz Show, and has been interviewed on BBC and NPR radio. He is the author of Seeds of Deception: Exposing Industry and Government Lies about the Safety of the Genetically Engineered Foods You’re Eating, and Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods, two leading books presenting research on the health and environmental risks associated with genetically engineered foods.
Smith is in Colorado for a series of meetings, gatherings and presentations during the week of April 11-17 to increase awareness of the risks associated with GMOs, and what consumers and business and community leaders can do to mobilize and speak their concerns in a unified voice to Congress and government officials.
The Evening at the Epicenter talk featuring Smith will be held on April 14, 5:30-7:30pm, at the offices of the Sterling Rice Group in downtown Boulder. A small reception will precede the discussion. Space is limited and RSVP is required to [email protected].
“Given the ongoing deliberations by the Boulder County Commissioners on whether to allow GMO sugar beet cultivation on publicly owned Open Space land, it is timely that Jeffrey share scientific information related to the health and environmental risks associated with the widespread adoption of GMO agriculture,” says Steven Hoffman, co-owner of Boulder’s Best Organics and Principal of Compass Natural Marketing. “The Epicenter series will continue to bring nationally known leaders in organic and sustainable business to interact with leaders in our own community. Through this service, we hope to help further a deeper understanding of these issues locally, and also to engage our region in the broader national conversation.”
Smith’s interactive discussion will address the following topics:
- What Foods Are GMO-derived?
- GMOs, Health and the Environment
- The Myth of GMOs and Sustainability
- GMOs, Herbicide Usage and the Emergence of Superweeds
- The Risk of Genetic Drift into Heirloom and Native Plant Species
- Who Controls Our Agricultural Seed Stock?
- GMOs, Organic Farming and World Hunger
For more information, to schedule an interview or meeting with Jeffrey Smith, or to request a press pass to An Evening at the Epicenter, contact Steven Hoffman, tel 303.807.1042, [email protected].
About An Evening at the Epicenter
An Evening at the Epicenter is a series of interactive talks for entrepreneurs and business and community leaders in natural, organic, sustainable and socially responsible products and services—often referred to as the LOHAS market (Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability). Sales for products in the LOHAS market are estimated at nearly $300 billion per year.
An Evening at the Epicenter is produced by Boulder’s Best Organics, the area’s leading organic and eco-friendly gift and brand promotion company; and Compass Natural Marketing, a leader in LOHAS communications, public relations and business development. Charter Sponsor Sterling Rice Group, an internationally renowned, integrated brand development company based in Boulder, will host the event.
Premier Sponsors of An Evening at the Epicenter include Whole Foods Market, Pax World Investments, MyChelle Dermaceuticals and Organic Vintners. The event also is produced with support from Eco-Products, Boulder Ice Cream, Teatulia, Vision Lead Manage, CoHo International and Boulder Valley Media Alliance.
About Boulder’s Best Organics
Best Organics Inc., a majority woman-owned company, is a leading provider of hand-packed, organic and eco-friendly premium gift box collections featuring local artisan organic foods, personal care and other items from leading Boulder, Colorado and other artisan organic producers. Its gift collections and products from brand partners including Bonterra Organic Vineyards, the nation's leading seller of California wines made from organic grapes, are available at www.bouldersbestorganics.com. Best Organics is a member of Colorado Proud and Naturally Boulder, and is a Green America-approved business. Contact [email protected] or call 303.499.ORGANIC (6742).
About Compass Natural Marketing
Compass Natural Marketing, established by organic and LOHAS industry veteran Steven Hoffman and based in Boulder, CO, brings more than 25 years of experience in natural and organic products sales, marketing, public relations, communications, research, event planning, special project assignments and strategic industry guidance to businesses involved in the $290 billion market for natural, organic, sustainable, and socially responsible products. Visit www.compassnatural.com, contact [email protected] or call 303.807.1042.