International best-selling author and filmmaker Jeffrey Smith will present 'The Documented Health Dangers of Genetically Engineered Foods' at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 8 in the Buckley Center Auditorium on the University of Portland campus, 5000 N. Willamette Blvd.
The lecture is an offering of the Institute for Responsible Technology (IRT), and is the first of a series on the risks of genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
Smith is a leading spokesperson on the dangers of GMOs, having addressed their impact on the world food supply in more than 30 different countries.
He is the author of the world's best-selling and top-rated book on GMOs, "Seeds of Deception: Exposing Industry and Government Lies about the Safety of the Genetically Engineered Foods You're Eating," as well as "Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods."
Smith's lecture is expected to last 60 minutes and will be followed by a question and answer session. Joining the IRT in sponsoring the event are university food service provider Bon Appetit Management Company, Northwest Resistance Against Genetic Engineering, Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility, and The Campaign for Healthier Eating in America. Suggested donations of $5 per person for the IRT will be accepted.