The more I learn about the food that I feed my family, the more I realize that I don't exactly understand what is in the food that I am feeding my family.
It is a problem -- a problem that most people don't know about, but a problem nonetheless.
Over the summer, I read The Unhealthy Truth by Robyn O'Brien and attended a luncheon at Naha (yum) hosted by Stonyfield Farm where I had the chance to meet Robyn and ask her questions. If you are concerned about what you are feeding your kids (especially if your kids have food allergies like my little guy does), I encourage you to read her book. You will be shocked by what you learn. Hopefully, the information in Robyn's book will compel you to do what you can to change how our government regulates the food industry and what we have the right to know as consumers. Be warned: this book is kind of unsettling (and may incite feelings of anger and mommy guilt).
Do you want to learn more about this (complicated) issue? I have two piece of info to pass along to you.
First, please join Stonyfield in an important campaign to persuade our government to protect everyone’s right to know what is in our food. The Just Label It - We Have a Right to Know (www.justlabelit.org) campaign is calling for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to require a label on all foods produced with genetically engineered (GE) ingredients. The bottom line is, until we know without a doubt that GE crops are safe to eat, we should have a choice about whether we want to eat them. Please go to this site and then click on the petition to the FDA Commissioner.
Second, I wanted to let you know about a free webinar taking place on Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. CST. Participants will have the opportunity to learn more about genetically engineered foods and why it matters how our foods are grown and produced. Stonyfield CE-Yo Gary Hirshberg (who I've also had the chance to meet and really respect) and author Robyn O'Brien will discuss what GMOs are and what this means for our families. You can RSVP here.
Disclosure: Stonyfield Farm is one of my favorite companies and I periodically work with them on outreach campaigns because I believe in what they are doing. Sometimes, they send me coupons for free yogurt. Other times, I just buy it from Whole Foods because my kids love it.
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