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Friday, August 12, 2011

Clean Food is Toxin-free

Do you think about the food you fix for your kids or buy in the markets or get for take-out or eat in restaurants?  I do.  It is always on my mind - ever since the birth of my first child over 32 years ago.

The symptoms I never thought would happen to MY child were mysterious to me and my husband at first.  How can a child need less sleep than you do?  How can a baby run before walking?  How can a toddler not be interested in Sesame Street and escape from every buckle, latch and door lock?

Then came more babies and more allergies and even more behaviors that were hard to understand.  All I can say is - TIRED MAMA.  

Now I'm a wise mama and have become an environmental activist.  I strive to avoid pesticides, fungicides, herbicides, (all hormone disruptors), artificial colorants and preservatives (all petro-chemical neuro-toxins) and recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH) in dairy products and antibiotics in the feed given to the animals we eat for meat - and GMOs.  

One of the most compelling movements today is for the labeling of GMOs in our food. You can't know what it in food unless it is labeled. With the advent of mandatory nutritional labeling in the 1980s, I was able to alleviate most of the problems experienced by my children by choosing brands that had been checked out as free from toxins.  
But why don't GMOs require labeling?
Can you spell M-O-N-S-A-N-T-O?  


It is just NOT acceptable that big agri-businesses are making us sick due to their negligent practices.


Why Label GMOs?

Being a filmmaker, I appreciate a good story with an educational/informational focus.  The link to the 6:27 minute video above is a call to action to support the making of a film explaining GMOs.  Watch the short video and then watch for the longer film documentary coming soon.  And if you care to support this film in the making with funding - all I can say is -THANK YOU!


2 comments:

  1. you need to educate the farmers!...my relatives in saskatchewan are all farmers and under the monsanto spell. They actually put round up on their gardens before they plant their veggies....They defend that practice too! They grow canola (of course) and eat cheez whiz by the case....hard to get through to their culture....cause their neighbors are just the same....

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  2. Mermaid ~ you are so right! Canadian farmers and most "traditional" farmers in the U.S. have taken the corporate bait hook, line & sinker. It all started with the advent of the industrial age - more is better and chemicals are our friends. There is a well known case of a big Canadian organic canola farmer being sued by Monsanto because "round-up Ready Seed" was found to cross pollinate with his and therefore became the property of Monsanto . So much for seed-saving heirloom and organic varities.

    Wish I could be less pessimistic, but it is all in the grand plan by corporate conglomerates. My best suggestion is to try to avoid GMOs and buy smart - using your consumer power.

    What you know interests me - please keep in touch - I appreciate your local knowledge.

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