Tuesday, April 12, 2011

GM Food and Robyn O'Brien

For the first time ever, I reached out to my elected state officials.  I expressed my support of the Genetically Engineered Food Right to Know Act.  It's an issue that I feel extremely strong about, and I felt the need to do something. I've gotten one response, which frankly, is more than I expected.  I don't know if it will make a difference, but I feel good for having made the effort.

If you're a regular reader of my blog, you know that I'm a big advocate of eating foods that are either organic or are not made with genetically modified ingredients.  I believe that genetically modified foods are making us sick and also play a huge role in the increase in food allergies.

Here's a link to a YouTube video featuring Robyn O'Brien, author of "The Unhealthy Truth."  That could be me standing up on stage.  Just ask my friends.  Give me an opening, and I'm going to tell you how the food you're eating is making you sick, how we are human guinea pigs, how disgusted I am at how big business is making profits at our well-being and the well-being of our children, grandchildren and future generations to come and how our government is allowing them to do so.  They'd tell you how I'd mention that over 85% of the food in our grocery stores contain GM ingredients and that food manufacturers are not required to tell us.  Like Robyn, I'm trying to make a difference one person at a time.  I get so thrilled when you guys send me e-mails telling me that reading my blog has made you change the way you eat.

So, watch the video, get fired up and help me make some changes!

3 comments:

Laura said...

This book is the most jaw dropping, life-altering information I have ever read in my life. EVER. I will NEVER be the same after knowing this. I feel like I have entered an episode of the twilight zone. I am not exaggerating. I have hardly slept since Friday. I am in utter shock and disbelief. I am seriously mourning the world in which I thought I lived. Thank you Melanie for bringing awareness of GMO's.

Melanie said...

Laura, I understand completely. I get sick just thinking about it...that and really mad! We're human guinea pigs. Think shopping is a challenge with a food allergy..wait till you now shop and also try to avoid gmo foods too. I've done a ton of research. Feel free to email me with questions.

Laura said...

girl, I got a list of questions going! LOL I'll e-mail you. thank you!