A friend of mine is a graduate student (MFA), and his latest project involves making plastic out of milk (like this adorable kid here and these nice ladies here). Related to that, he’s come upon some exciting new developments in the world of food activism that I want to share with y’all tonight.
My friend sent this thorough and fascinating talk by Jeffrey M. Smith:
Expert Jeffrey M. Smith, author of the #1 GMO bestseller Seeds of Deception, and Genetic Roulette, entertains a wildly appreciative audience with shocking facts about how genetically modified organisms (GMOs) entered our lives. Smith links GMO to toxins, allergies, infertility, infant mortality, immune dysfunction, stunted growth, and death. Whistleblowers were fired, threatened, and gagged, and warnings by FDA scientists were ignored. Start today to protect yourself by joining the Campaign for Healthier Eating in America— a plan that gives the consumer the power to end the genetic engineering of our food supply.
We need better food labeling in many ways, including whether a food is genetically modified. We need more research on the effects of GM food — the correlations that are out there suggest all kinds of possible problems with it. We need public scrutiny and appropriate enforcement of food safety laws when it comes to big agra and our industrialized food delivery system.
Foodies (and there are plenty of foodies in Lubbock!) can make a difference too. Of course we need the systematic changes mentioned above, but food activism can be as simple as talking to your friends about healthy eating and making informed choices. As with consumer safety, informed and empowered food buying is an essential part of progress.
Check out this document from the Campaign for Healthy Eating In America for more information.