|Amber at GMO Rally|
|Amber Making Her Sign for Santa Cruz Label GMO Rally|
My seven year old granddaughter Amber Light is passionate about her food being free from GMO’s (Genetically Modified Organisms are a laboratory process where genes from the DNA of one species are extracted and artificially forced into the genes of an unrelated plant or animal). Amber says we should not have GMO foods in our stores, that they just tempt kids unknowingly and they are just bad for you and at least they should label them. I told her that this is known as truth-in-labeling and that she is correct that we have the right to know what is in our food so we can make healthy choices for ourselves and our families. Amber is so passionate that she has put signs on her front door saying “No GMO’s”, she joined me at a local rally we had in Santa Cruz, helped with tabling (where we educate people about hidden GMO’s in our food supply and our California label GMO campaign) and she met Jeffery Smith, a pioneer, author & expert in educating the public on the dangers of GMO’s. Above are pictures of Amber at our local Label GMO rally.
Starting in February 18, 2012, in California, you will see volunteers outside your natural food stores, grocery stores, farmer’s markets and other locations around your town asking you to sign a petition to get GMO’s labeled. Please take a few moments to sign this petition and pass the word on to family and friends so they can be on the look-out for these petitions as well.
- Download your GMO Shopping Guide or get a free app for your IPhone or IPad at the same link. This guide will help you to avoid GMO’s in the foods you purchase at your grocery store and natural foods markets. Up to 80% of processed foods contain GMO ingredients so educate yourself now by downloading the GMO Shopping Guide.
- Click on this link to learn more about the health risks of GMO foods.
- GMWatch.org is a great place to go to read about the breaking news on GM foods.
- SayNoToGMOs.org is a great site to understand what GMO means, what are the health risks, what testing has been done and more.
- Shop at your local Farmer’s Markets.
- Grow your own food.
- Buy organic as most organic foods are GMO free. The concern with organic foods is that GMO crops can cross pollinate to organic varieties in the area.
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