Genetically Modified Foods can hardly be called foods anymore, these foods have been submitted to so much manipulation and altering that they have almost no nutritional value, and pose a big threat to our health. The biggest problem about them is we are eating them without being aware, because the companies that make them are not obligated say so in their labels. This is an atrocity that has been happening for a long time, and that is hurting our health, our agriculture, and the whole food industry.
An outraged mother decided to take things in her hands, and start her own movement to boycott of GMO companies that make and use GMOs in their food. She is one among billions of people, but she decided to not keep quiet anymore, for her own children, and for the children of others. Here is her story:
Activist mom launches national movement boycotting GMOs
Occasionally, an outraged citizen turns on the establishment and starts a grass roots national campaign. One such citizen is Connecticut mother Diana Reeves. She quit her promising career with an upscale accounting firm to take care of her young son with cancer, who died before turning five.
With her other two children suffering from health problems, Diana channeled her grief into researching food and its relationship to health, including the effect on health from GMOs.
Her concern and curiosity eventually led her to getting involved with local activist groups NonGMO Hartford and the Connecticut Right to Know group which was pushing for state mandated GMO labeling.
Working with those groups, Diana vigorously campaigned with emails and leaflet handouts to get Connecticut citizens behind that state’s proposed congressional bill HB 5117, which included a provision requiring GMO labeling in Connecticut.
The Connecticut Right to Know campaign had garnered overwhelming public support for the provision to label GMOs, and they were certain the provision would be a slam dunk in the State’s House of Representitives.
But at the eleventh hour, the GMO labeling provision was taken out of the bill.
How Diana dealt with her state legislators’ cave-in
Connecticut legislators went down the same path as Vermont’s state legislation by caving in to “industry pressures” that are supported by pro-biotech industry friendly federal legislators, federal agency members, and high court judges.
Industry pressures included the threat of getting sued by the extremely litigious Monsanto, who have left a trail of ruined farmers and farms from frivolous lawsuits rivaled only by General Sherman’s scorched earth march through the South during the Civil War.
That’s when an outraged Diana took the bull by horns. The lead bull for the stampeding GMO biotech industry is Monsanto, of course, voted by Natural News overwhelmingly in a readers’ 2011 readers’ poll as the most evil corporation (http://www.naturalnews.com/030967_Monsanto_evil.html).
Diana’s story and burgeoning grass roots emailing campaign was featured in a recent Organic Consumers’ Association (OCA) newsletter. It is called GMO Free USA. She intends to gather 5,000 or more who oppose GMOs in the food supply to initiate emails directly at food manufacturers.
“The more people who join this consumer email initiative, the more powerful the campaign will be,” she asserts. So here’s a chance for many of us to contribute to a concerted effort without demonstrating in the streets and risking injury or incarceration while being ignored by the main stream press.
Why every anti-GMO effort is important
It’s amazing how many food consumers are still clueless about GMOs and their ramifications that endanger the future of our food supply in addition to their immediate health.
If you visit Diana’s GMO Free USA facebook page or their Yahoo Group, you’ll see that part of her effort is to educate more in addition to flood food producers and legislators with emails.
Not sure if you should contribute to the cause? Did you know that GMO contamination is rampant and the USDA’s National Organics Program (NOP) cannot guarantee there’s no contamination of certified organic foods? (GMO contamination … farmwars Source below)
The non-profit private group Non-GMO Project is trying to do something about that. (Source below)
Jeffrey Smith, international activist, author of Seeds of Deception and founder of the Institute for Responsible Technology was recently interviewed by Health Ranger Mike Adams – very interesting video here (http://tv.naturalnews.com/v.asp?v=D170A7C686A2BB810D5D9F3FC8473B7A).
Here’s a reason to be concerned about GMOs’ immediate dangers as well as the disastrous long term consequences mentioned by Mike and Jeffrey in the interview (http://www.naturalnews.com/031742_GMOs_dangers.html#ixzz206O4KWaZ).
I like to believe that campaigns like this may make the difference. Seeing the kinds of things that big corporations do, as an abuse of their power and money is something that makes me sick. If you haven’t done so, I encourage you to read the book “Natural Cures They Don’t Want You To Know About” to see the side of things we don’t see in the news.