If the government still allowed DDT to be sprayed on people, would you be sick of hearing about the nuts who kept bringing it up over and over, trying to get the practice stopped? Are you sick of hearing about GMOs? GMOs in our food source is no different from if DDT were still sprayed
over us as we sat on the sidewalks watching our Independence Day parades. Our authority figures are doing nothing to stop our contamination. In fact, they are taking steps to keep the poison pumping, protecting the companies profiting by the contamination. Third party scientific studies (which Monsanto tried to smear but repeated peer reviews proved them to be credible) have shown that health deteriorates in multiple systems within only 120 days of exposure to GMO foods—and we’ve had our food source contaminated by it for two decades. No wonder a plethora of health issues are soaring out of control since GMOs were introduced, many conditions with unknown etiology. And if you don't buy into the information about GMOs being bad, if nothing else, our corn and soybeans—staples in 85 to 90 percent of the U.S. food supply—are saturated in glyphosate, a known “probable carcinogen” (as categorized by the World Health Organization) and recognized as worse by other legitimate scientific entities. Do you want your Wheaties or Cream of Mushroom Soup or crispy sweet summer corn on the cob drenched in poison before you eat it without your permission? How about your ketchup, waffles, ice cream, chips, and granola bars? Yes, all of these, unless organic or non-GMO verified, contain GMO ingredients.
Right now there is a bill that has been passed by both the Senate and House that is going before Obama to sign. It is a bill that will allow any GMO information to be hidden inside a QR code on packaging, and even that information will remain voluntary. Who uses a QR code? And those without smartphones, tech know-how, or cell service will never have a chance to even get that information if it is there. (Big Food will never voluntarily provide that information on packaging without pressure from consumers or laws voted in by consumers. They’ve spent billions to prevent us from ever having the right to know.) The bill will also prevent individual states from their right to require labeling of GMOs, wiping out Vermont’s state laws previously voted in by the citizens of Vermont for GMO labeling. Michael Taylor, the Deputy Commissioner of the FDA, used to be Monsanto's VP and head lobbyist, so we can’t depend on that government agency to act without influence from its relationship with one of the largest lobbying corporations in the U.S. The senators and congressmen are given so much funding and perks from Big Food and Monsanto—fundamentally bribery no matter what they choose to call it—that we people are not being represented accurately. Ninety percent of the population favors labeling, yet enough of our representatives have voted in favor of the bill, the Dark Act, that is has passed the House and Senate. There is something wrong with that! In 2007 Obama said, “…we’ll let folks know if their food has been genetically modified because Americans should know what they are buying.” So now, before it’s too late, you can help send a message by going around the elected officials who are only taking care of themselves. A petition to the White House to veto this bill is nearing its 100,000 signature goal, but about 6,000 more are needed to reach it.
You can sign it here.
And whether or not the Dark Act is stopped, you still have the power to send a message to Big Food and Monsanto. Don’t buy their contaminated food. Don’t eat their chemicals. Our buying choices are making a difference. You can vote with your dollars. General Mills and Post cereal would not be touting their non-GMO status of Cheerios and Grape-Nuts if a shift was not taking place. Don’t let them push poison down your throats, or into the bodies of your children. Buy organic, choose non-GMO, and sign the petition.
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Life with Quadruplets
As a mother of quadruplets, I've had plenty of crazy experiences raising "supertwins." I blog a lot of memories about my kids. Sometimes just my thoughts on things. I get those sometimes—when my brain works. Which is about one third of the time. I'd love to know what you think!