no, no, no, gmo
© CM ROCK, SAUTEED GARLIC + A VEGGIE BOX, MCDM, Cohort 12
Election season is nearing in, and while I no longer call the Golden State home, I still care about what happens there, especially when there’s a proactive change on the ballot.
My friends & family in California, please, vote yes on Prop 37. Californians, as well as all citizens worldwide have the right to know what’s in the food they’re feeding themselves and their families, and if it has been genetically modified/genetically engineered or not. Prop 37 would simply require food sold in California retail outlets, such as grocery stores, to be labeled if it is produced with genetic engineering. That’s it. It’s that easy. It’s the simple act of allowing all citizens to make informed decisions about what to put into their shopping cart or not.
CM Rock is a lover of organic produce from local farms. This is re-post from Sauteed Garlic + a Veggie Box highlights her commitment to healthy eating as she cooks her way through a Full Circle veggie box during the Autumn and Winter months. This post was written prior to the election; Prop 37 was defeated but CM Rock’s passion was not.
What’s not so simple is why these big businesses don’t want people to know what is GMO or not. Ask yourself, why are they trying to keep you in the dark?
Genetically modified organisms, which become seeds for major American crops like corn and soybeans, are engineered in laboratories. GMO’s have had their DNA artificially altered by genes from other plants, animals, viruses, or bacteria in order to produce foreign compounds in that food. Think about that for a second. Let that sink in. Humans have to eat, but these GMO’s haven’t been proven safe for our health or our environment.
Environmentally, GMO’s can unintentionally contaminate non-GMO crops, thereby contaminating all of us who choose to eat non-GMO for whatever individual reason. Worse, GMO crops zap the biodiversity of soil, rendering it useless for sustained use. Still, farms use an increased amount of pesticides and face super weeds that are resistant to weed-killing chemicals.
Health-wise, GMO’s have been linked to allergies, organ-toxicity and failure, and other long-term health issues we aren’t even aware of yet, because these GE & GMO crops haven’t been around long enough for us to know what will happen!
At what final cost and to whose irreversible expense will big companies try to get rich quick off manipulating farmers and undermining consumers health and intelligence?