If you know anything about me you know I’m a big Dick Gregory fan. He’s an activist, comedian and a nutritionist. I’m not sure how much more Black and Green this guy can get. This video is from March 24th were thousands of people gathered at Freedom Plaza in Washington, DC to demand justice for Trayvon Martin.
Ever the observer, I love the seemingly unrelated points he makes about the Trayvon Martin case.
“The world doesn’t owe you anything. It was here first.” ~ Mark Twain
Just something to think about. Let’s take it one step further. The world, or the Earth, has given you so much: food, air, water, life changing thoughts and ideas. What do you owe the Earth? What do you owe the world?
On February 26, Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by George Zimmerman as he walked to a family member’s home from a convenience store where he had just bought a bag of Skittles. He was only 17 years-old.
As long as I’ve been alive these senseless killings, these tragedies, have been a part of my environment. Outrage is understandable and marches are great for increasing awareness about the need for justice, but his family is now seeking donations to their legal fund. So here’s another way to take action: You can donate as little as $2 to the family’s verified fund. That’s about the same amount you would spend on a bag of Skittles.
As I said before genetically engineered food is not required by law to be labeled in the U.S. Do you find that shocking? Outrageous? Scary? Here’s one of your opportunities to be the change you want to see today. Become a part of this growing movement and tell the FDA that you believe we have a Right to Know what’s in our food.
Sign the petition below and make sure your voice is heard!
Tell the FDA: Label My Food
A legal petition (Docket # FDA-2011-P-0723-0001/CP) has been filed with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) calling on the FDA to label genetically engineered (GE) foods.
Sign the petition at justlabelit.org/take-action
Photo Credit: “Feeding cotton seeds, in New South Wales” by Cgoodwin
Now that you read 5 Things You Need To Know About Cotton Or You’ll Die Twice what do you do with all the new things you learned? Die twice? Get angry? Hide under the bed? Well, you can’t die twice (I’m sure you’re relieved). Anger is acceptable and appropriate in this situation. Hiding under the bed is not. Some of the suggestions here are personal and can rid or reduce GE cotton in your life and your family’s lives, but that’s not enough. It’s important to help others.