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genetically modified organisms
MARCH AGAINST MONSANTO
Over 38 countries and 428 cities will be joining the March Against Monsanto (MAM) on May 23, 2015. Listen to the audio at the end of this blog on “why” the people are fighting for labeling of our food and against large corporations.
You will see a list of countries and states by clicking the link below if you want to become involved:
Michigan marches are being held in Ann Arbor, Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Mason, Mt. Pleasant, Petosky, and Port Huron. Let’s make Michigan heard and help our local farmers who are fighting a battle in order to stay nonGMO.
March Against Monsanto to Launch International Protests May 23rd
Worldwide event marks key opposition to Monsanto
Read more: http://naturalsociety.com/march-against-monsanto-to-launch-international-protests-may-23rd/#ixzz3a9fOlw00
Just Label It!
Thank you so much for standing with Just Label It and asking Quaker to support mandatory FDA labeling of GMOs.
You are one of 60,000 concerned consumers who have already asked Quaker to support us in this critical cause, but we need your help again today to get us to our goal of 75,000 so that they hear us loud and clear.
Can you take a minute to ask your friends and family to speak up, too?
Share with your Facebook friends and Share with your Twitter followers.
Thanks so much for standing up for consumer rights!
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If GMos are Not Enough, Check out Carrageenan
From fish with cancer and medications found in our water supply that is changing the sex of fish, growth hormones in our meat, genetically modified organisms in our food, we also have to watch out for Carrageenan. The sad thing is that Carrageenan is also commonly used in organic foods so when we think we are eating healthy, that may not be the case at all.
Carrageenan is a common food additive that is extracted from a red seaweed, which has no nutritional value at all, and is used as a thickener and binder to improve the texture of ice cream, yogurt, cottage cheese, soy milk and other processed foods. In manufacturing, carrageenan is also used as a stabilizer in medications, foods, and toothpaste and is an ingredient in weight loss products .
The University of Illinois College of Medicine, conducted studies linking carrageenan – the type that is widely used in foods with malignancies and other stomach problems and our digesting carrageenan causes inflammation and that when we consume processed foods containing it, we ingest enough to cause inflammation in our bodies. Since chronic inflammation is a root cause of many serious diseases including heart disease, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s diseases, and cancer, the use of carrageenan has been tested in tissues and when laboratory mice are exposed to low concentrations of carrageenan for 18 days, they develop “profound” glucose intolerance and impaired insulin action, both of which can lead to diabetes.
According to Charlotte Vallaeys, director of Farm and Food Policy for non-profit food policy research group Cornucopia, the FDA picks profits over public health. Though current research indicates carrageenan side effects can cause a host of problems, the FDA refuses to impose limitations on its use. “Natural does not mean safe,” says Vallaeys. “Poison ivy is natural, but you wouldn’t put it in skin lotion…carrageenan side effects appear to do to your gut what poison ivy does to your skin.”
To see a list of brands of “natural” or “organic” foods that contain carrageenan, please click on the link below.
US Forest Service Ignores Nestlé’s Illegal Take Over of Water Supply
They (large corporations) took over our food supply by adding GMOs, and now they want to get at our water supply. Educate yourself and fight back – we can do it if we all stick together and take action. Sign every Petition you can and tell all your family and friends to do the same. Since our government won’t help us, we can get our point across by shopping for brands that care about our health and our rights. If they see their profits starting to fall, they are more apt to listen to us. Read the full story on the link below:
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Tell @forestservice: Immediately halt water withdrawals by @nestle during the California drought. http://bit.ly/1DFebPK
All Major 2016 Presidential Candidates OPPOSE GMO Labeling
It’s up to the US people to protect the food supply. Don’t allow the government and large corporations continue to put poison in our foods – you can do that by getting the word out and hitting them in the pocket – the only thing they seem to understand. Because of the wise choices of everyday people, large greedy corporations are already starting to see their profits drop and more and more stores are stocking their shelves with non GMO and organic and gluten free food.
Read more about who has to say what about labeling and e-mail friends, tweet, blog, use Facebook and make your voice heard.
Write to Representatives to Label GMO Food.
Thank you for sharing your views regarding the labeling of genetically modified food. There is nothing more important than the safety of the food we feed our families and transparency for consumers to know what is in their food.
As Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, I am committed to supporting the great diversity of American agriculture, including local food systems that focus on farmers markets, small farms, and organics. That is why I fought to make the 2014 Farm Bill the strongest ever for healthy fruits and vegetables, with a major focus on helping to get locally raised produce into local supermarkets.
I strongly support the certified organic label, which under the law cannot contain genetically modified organisms. Organic crops are one of the main focuses of the 2014 Farm Bill. The law established important assistance programs for organic producers with dedicated organic research funding, critical data collection on organic markets, and assistance for farmers who want to grow organic crops and apply the certified organic label to their products. It is absolutely critical that when families purchase organic products, they can trust that rigorous enforcement standards ensure those products comply with the label.
I support sound, scientific research on the safety of genetically modified foods, and I also support the ability for consumers to make the most informed choices about their food. I will continue to monitor this issue closely and keep your opinions in mind.
Thank you again for contacting me. Please continue to keep me informed about issues of concern to you and your family.
United States Senator
Progress Being Made by Activists for Healthy Food
FDA Database: 93% of Food Additives Aren’t Properly Studied
Natural Society says, “What an amazing past few weeks of victories for the natural health movement! From GMO labeling to corporations removing the junk from their products.
It’s all thanks to your support in spreading the message and helping us reach so many millions.”
Read more: http://naturalsociety.com/fda-database-93-of-food-additives-arent-properly-studied/#ixzz3YLfI97pi
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