157- GMO Microbes and Potential Planetary Issues w Jeffrey Smith

By Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

September 23, 2021

I'm sure you have heard of GMO crops, which have been around for a couple of decades. But now we are living in an interesting time where people are testing new waters and starting to mess with microbes.

As we've seen over the last couple years, once a microscopic-sized organism is released, there is no way to stop it from spreading around the world. So if we are manipulating bacteria and other microbes, if there are harmful unintended consequences then it could be catastrophic to the planet.

In this episode with Jeffrey Smith, we discuss what could happen if the wrong microbes get out of the lab.

What To Expect From This Episode

  • What are GMOs and are we only genetically modifying plants or are we breaking out into other natural realms
  • How GMOs impact the human body (at least up to this point)
  • What are some potential issues with genetically modifying bacteria and other microbes
  • Ways we can put regulations in place to reduce the chances of massive unintended consequences impacting the planet


  • [0:00] Welcome to the Summit For Wellness Podcast
  • [4:00] Who is Jeffrey Smith and how did he start looking into GMO research and potential dangers with them
  • [5:45] What are GMOs and are we only genetically modifying plants
  • [8:00] How many different varieties of GMO plants are there currently
  • [9:15] One of the first GMO animals that will be available for consumption is salmon
  • [11:15] When you genetically modify a plant to be resistant to pesticides and herbicides, will pests and weeds adapt
  • [14:00] Glyphosate has been found in many finished food products (even though it was supposed to be processed out)
  • [17:45] If an organic farm is near a GMO farm, can there be cross-contamination of the crops
  • [22:00] Every single person will react differently to these foods, so it is a good idea to journal how you feel before and after making dietary changes
  • [22:45] Did Germany really phase out roundup after Bayer bought Monsanto
  • [26:30] When was glyphosate available for the market, and why did it take so many years to figure out the impact it's having on our bodies
  • [30:00] Why are they trying to make GMO bacteria
  • [36:00] There are lots of ways to gene edit bacteria and other microbes which can lead to massive unintended consequences
  • [39:00] Microscopic organisms will be impossible to stop once they are released to the world, we can't even stop noxious weeds and pests from moving location to location
  • [43:00] Final thoughts from Jeffrey Smith about GMO microbes and how it can impact our planet

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Transcript For Episode (Transcripts aren't even close to 100% Accurate)

Learn More About Jeffrey Smith

Jeffrey Smith shares how GMO microbes can impact the planet in dangerous ways

Jeffrey Smith shares how GMO microbes can impact the planet in dangerous ways

About the author

Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

Bryan Carroll is a certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and Movement Therapist who helps the outdoors community to reduce injuries and improve their health so they can get back to exploring nature. His big health crisis from mold exposure taught him the importance of finding the root causes to illnesses so you can take back control of your life. He is also the host of the Summit For Wellness Podcast.

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