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!”
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.
It’s the cash crop enslaved Africans in America were forced to pick, as close as family and probably what you’re wearing right now. Yet much like our food there’s so much most of us don’t know about the fabric of our lives. Here’s 5 things need to know about cotton. Continue reading →
Dr. Mark Post, the head of physiology at Maastricht University in the Netherlands, is planning to unveil a whole burger made from lab-grown meat this October. Dr. Post says that lab-grown meat will provide a necessary alternative to meat from livestock, as demand for meat is expected to double in the next 40 years. If this happens, any meat product will become an expensive luxury. Continue reading →
In this video climaterealityproject.org shows the other times when doubt was used to sell folks on harmful products and even attack those who disagreed. The perfect correlation here is the cigarette companies claiming their products were safe when they knew better. Also, the example of DDT was used here. People were so convinced the insecticide was safe they sent threatening letters to scientist and writer Rachel Carson who wrote the powerful book, Silent Spring, and about the scourge they were to this planet. Due to the efforts of environmentalists the use of DDT was outlawed by Congress.
So what happened to the manufacturers of DDT? Did they go out of business? Nope, they reinvented themselves as biotech corporation Monsanto and now they engineer your food and they can vote since they are a person!
The debate between organic and conventional modes of farming are vast. While many people understand the higher quality of organic food, the way it is farmed is said to be less beneficial than conventional farming methods. However, according to a new Continue reading →