Weekend To-Do-Good List

It has been a while since I posted a Weekend To-Do-Good List. Here are a few actions that you can take to help others while you enjoy your weekend.

1. Want to keep Monsanto from being outside the law? Sign this petition along with hundreds of thousands of others and help Food Democracy Now repeal the Monsanto Protection Act. To find out more about the act, click here.

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2. Send aid to those hit hardest in Oklahoma by texting REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Or, if you want to give more, click here for other suggestions of how to help.

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3.  Put aside your inhibition and over-analysis and give some money or to that person you encounter who looks like they could use it. It’s easy.

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4. Help get an app onto your phone that will let you save on all those organic, gluten-free, earth-friendly products you want but can’t always afford. Okay, I won’t lie…this one is near and dear to me. I have been helping a new company, makeena inc, raise money to develop their mobile app software. I couldn’t be more proud to be aligned with such a worthy cause. Food inequality needs to end and giving all shoppers access to healthy foods is part of the solution. If you can contribute just ten dollars it will go a long way toward our goal of $10,000. There are even rewards if you can give more! Visit our fundraising page at www.crowdfunder.com/campaign/393 to contribute. Then rally with us by sharing us with your friends.

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As always, it is a pleasure to share this moment online with you. Now go enjoy your weekend!

~~~S Wave~~~

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Right To Know! If It’s GMO!

 

The dialogue surrounding Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) foods continues and momentum toward change in food labeling is accelerating thanks in part to the Occupy movement and the way it has ignited American citizens’ sense of power. The 2012 Food and Farm Bill is currently moving through legislative processes and people are watching. Did you know that it is estimated that 75-80% of processed food contains genetically modified ingredients?This is because so much of our corn and soybeans yields are produced with genetically modified seeds and then that corn and soy ends up in almost every processed item on the grocery store shelf. Remember King Corn? We’re practically walking corn stalks! Yet with all this GMO floating around in our food system and an estimated 90% of Americans supporting mandated GMO labeling, there is still no such mandate in place. Other nations have banned the use of GMOs altogether while we continue to be denied a simple label telling us the amount of GMO in our food. Could that have to do with the superpower, Monsanto, owning the vast majority of these patented crop strains while also being one of the most powerful agricultural lobbyist in Washington? Hmmm…. Monsanto is one of today’s grandest examples of out-of-control corporate influence in government. It represents the status quo that is driving people to the streets in the Occupy movements across the country.

Bottom line for me is, I have a right to know what is in my food. I have a 1-year old niece and her parents deserve to know what is in her food. Each of you has the right to decide what goes into your body. And as much as I would like us all to eat !!GMO-FREE!!, at the very least I demand transparency in labeling. Who will make that happen? Well, you president said he would. Food Democracy Now! has recently posted a 2007 video of President Obama promising to mandate GMO labeling if he became president. Along with the video is a petition that will be sent to the White House. If you think it’s your right to know what you’re buying and what you’re eating, take a second to sign and click.

Tell Obama You Have the Right to Know!

 

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