I heard very little about CRISPR in 2016. That same year I went to China and saw a whole special about it from my hotel room on my first day there. As important as this is you’d there there would be more discussion about it.
CRISPR, much like Tumblr is pronounced “crisper”, stands for Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats. Without getting to into it here, this is the basis for CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing technology. Continue reading
Here’s a pledge for you to sign about boycotting the brands that blocked your right to know about what’s in your food. You can fill out this form via the Organic Consumers Association or download their boycott guides to keep track of the offending organic and “natural” brands, whose parent companies donated millions to defeat Prop 37, the California Right to Know GMO labeling initiative.
“You can call their customer hotlines listed below, and post on their Facebook pages. Tell them you’ll support their brands when they publicly and financially support your Right to Know!”
Get involved! Click on I’m joining the Right to Know boycott! Label GMOs!
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
Check out this infographic from justlabelit.org. Just so you know, in the Unites States genetically engineered foods are NOT required to be labeled even though they are overseas and in Europe. So these foods are in the food supply along with other foods unlabeled so you won’t know the difference. Infographic below. Continue reading
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.
So what can you do? Continue reading