All of us eaters are activists, whether we realize it or not. We have a major stake in the kind of food system we support with our food choices.
There has been a flurry of activity lately on various food issues, filling my email inbox with alerts on everything ranging from pink slime in school lunches to labeling of genetically engineered foods to ensuring that powerful Monsanto doesn’t tamper with sweet corn. Because there should always be a bit of time dedicated to voicing our support for a healthy, sustainable food system, I wanted to share these with you.
Take a moment today and support the important advocacy efforts below. I know I will!
USDA, STOP USING PINK SLIME IN SCHOOL FOOD
FDA, LABEL GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOODS
WALMART, SAY NO TO MONSANTO’S SWEET CORN
Have a great weekend!
Today is the first time Food Day is being celebrated in the United States in close to 40 years! Food Day is a nationwide grassroots mobilization that encourages Americans to eat healthy, delicious food grown in a sustainable and humane way and to advocate for smarter food policies.
In honor of this event, and because I strongly believe that eating is always a political act, I am asking for your collective support for a new campaign that seeks to address one of the most pressing food and environmental issues of our time. The Just Label It campaign strives to tackle the increasing problem of genetically engineered plants and animals in our food supply. The use of GE crops has profound environmental and health implications. At this time, the public does not know if foods they buy contain genetically engineered ingredients.
We deserve to make informed choices about our food supply from every perspective. If you agree, I ask you to support this petition, which asks the FDA to make the labeling of foods containing genetically engineered foods mandatory. Let’s help them meet this goal of mobilizing millions of Americans around this issue by the end of the year!
Here’s a great, SUPER SHORT video called “Dining in the Dark,” to watch and share with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, etc.
Now that you are inspired, sign the petition! Tell the FDA you have a right to know what’s in your food.