Archive for the ‘GMO’s’ Category
Genetic Roulette Movie Review – A Must See Documentary
Jeffrey Smith just released an incredible new documentary called Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of Our Lives. It’s narrated by Lisa Oz (daughter of Dr. Oz) and features interviews with physicians, scientists, farmers, dieticians, chefs and educators all discussing the problems with genetically engineered foods.
Americans get sick more often then Europeans and people in other industrial countries and we’re getting sicker. Since the mid 1990’s when Genetically Modified Organisms (Genetically Engineered Foods) when our food supply was taken over, without our knowledge or our consent. The number of Americans suffering at least three chronic illnesses nearly doubled. Why is this taking place?
We’ve had an epidemic increase in cancer, obesity, allergies, autism, diabetes, asthma, and intestinal disorders. These are the same conditions that animals eating genetically engineered foods develop in the lab. It seems like we, and our children, are the guinea pigs of the biotech industry. And contrary to what ‘industry’ states, there are NO long-term safety studies.
Great News for CA Prop 37 – Just wanted to let you know that the California Democratic Executive Board just endorsed our campaign. The opposition had been out in full-force to persuade these members to vote against us or go neutral. This is a hugely important endorsement because this now means that we will be on their door-hangers and on their voting guide that goes out to all of the Democratic voters in the state.
Next up, the Republicans….
It seems that we are finally starting to pay more attention to our food. Where does our food come from? Who grows it, and how is it grown or raised? What’s in the food that we eat everyday? We are shifting in this country, towards really learning and caring about the quality of our food.
In the middle of last century, food became about convenience instead of nutrition and taste. We were all supposed to work as much as possible and eat our food from frozen packages, as this was considered an advancement of food technology.
Since the mid-1990s, we’ve been subjected to another supposed advancement in food technology: genetically modified organism (GMO) foods. Unfortunately this technology is often used without safety-testing and without consumer knowledge and consent.
A friend who just started learning about GMOs told me she felt badly that she didn’t know about them before now. It got me thinking, as I felt the same way when I first learned about what was going on with our food supply, how could I not know I was feeding my kids genetically modified food? And why didn’t I even know what they were?
Just one more day left! Let’s reach one million so we get the matching funds! – Mom
With just nine days to go until our May 26 deadline, our ‘Drop the Money Bomb on Monsanto’ campaign is generating more excitement than I ever imagined possible. Each day more people, more websites, more media outlets join in this unprecedented, coordinated effort to raise enough money to fight back against Big Biotech and Food Inc. and to – finally – win the right to know if our food contains GMOs.
If you haven’t already pitched in, please make a donation soon. If you have already contributed, please forward this week’s issue of Organic Bytes to friends, or share it with your social media networks.
We need your help today to raise $1 million for the California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act. If we reach our goal by May 26, we will receive a matching $1 million gift from Mercola.com, Nature’s Path, Lundberg Family Farms, Eden Foods and a number of public interest organizations.
GMOs and Real Food in the News
Lot of great things going on in the news this week. Enjoy! Mom
Goodbye, Factory Farm: ‘Food, Inc.’ Chicken Farmer Goes Rogue
Fed up with the horrific conditions, former Perdue contractor Carole Morison has started a humane, free-range farm.
We at Moms for Safe Food are busy this month and next, working with thousands of volunteers across the state, getting signature on the Label Genetically Engineered Food ballot initiative.
If you live in CA and have even a few hours please come join us. If you don’t live in CA – please pass this along to your friends who do and donate a few dollars through our website, http://www.LabelGMOs.org
Join us to educate about, and Label GMOs – (for a start!
Here are some great links to learn more about GMOs – Genetically Engineered Food and our initiative.