Friday, January 2, 2009

Our genetically modified food supply

This is an excellent film about our food - where it comes from, what is in it, and what may happen to it.
You need to educate yourselves, commercials are paid for by the business who has no interest in YOU or in your HEALTH - Only in their pockets!
The only way to keep big business from controlling us it to stop supporting them.
If they are not making money, they will stop what they are doing. Buy organic, buy local.
(BTW ~ the film is on Netflix as a watch instantly selection if you are a member)

Learn more about GMOs and get invovled:
Say No to GMOs!
A site that offers extensive information on the complex and controversial issue of genetic engineering.

Save Organic Food

The Center for Food Safety
CFS works to protect human health and the environment by curbing the proliferation of harmful food production technologies and by promoting organic and other forms of sustainable agriculture. CFS engages in legal, scientific and grassroots initiatives to guide national and international policymaking on critical food safety issues.

The Campaign to Label Genetically Engineered Foods
An organization dedicated to creating a national grassroots consumer campaign for the purpose of lobbying Congress and the President to pass legislation that will require the labeling of genetically engineered foods in the United States.

Organic Seed Alliance
Organic Seed Alliance is a nonprofit public charity that supports the ethical development and stewardship of the genetic resources of agricultural seed. They accomplish their goals through collaborative education and research programs with organic farmers and other seed professionals.

Rethinking School Lunch
This Center for Ecoliteracy program advocates food as the focus for a curriculum that teaches the values, skills, and knowledge to change present practices toward sustainable solutions. It offers a guide to transforming our connection to food and farming, beginning with school lunch.

Union of Concerned Scientists
UCS is an independent nonprofit alliance of more than 100,000 concerned citizens and scientists. They aim to augment rigorous scientific analysis with innovative thinking and committed citizen advocacy to build a cleaner, healthier environment and a safer world.

Crop Choice
CropChoice is an alternative news and information source for American farmers and consumers about genetically modified crops, corporate agribusiness concentration, farm and trade policy, sustainable agriculture, wind farming and alternative energy, and rural economic and social issues.

Consumers' Union
Consumers Union, publisher of Consumer Reports, is an independent, nonprofit testing and information organization serving only consumers.

Greenpeace is a non-profit campaign organization that addresses worldwide environmental issues.

PANNA (Pesticide Action Network North America) works to replace pesticide use with ecologically sound and socially just alternatives. As one of five PAN Regional Centers worldwide, we link local and international consumer, labor, health, environment and agriculture groups into an international citizens' action network.

Organic Consumers Association
The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) The OCA is a grassroots non-profit public interest organization which deals with crucial issues of food safety, industrial agriculture, genetic engineering, corporate accountability, and environmental sustainability.

Californians for GE-Free Agriculture
The Californians for GE-Free Agriculture Coalition is unique in that it brings together farmer-based organizations with consumer and environmental groups to halt the introduction of economically and ecologically destructive genetically engineered (GE) crops. Our mission is to stop new GE crop plantings in California.

Genetic Engineering Action Network
The Genetic Engineering Action Network (GEAN) is a diverse network of grassroots activists, national and community non-governmental organizations (NGOs), farmer and farm advocacy groups, academics and scientists who have come together to work on the myriad of issues surrounding biotechnology.

Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI)
Educates the public as well as policy makers about the critical importance of food safety, and publishes the Nutrition Action Healthletter.

Citizens for Health
Empowers consumers to make informed health choices; areas of focus include dietary supplements, complementary and alternative medicine, food and water safety.

Food and Water
Leads tenacious and effective public campaigns against toxic food technologies, including food irradiation, pesticides, and GMOs, while stimulating efforts to build safe, sustainable alternatives; publishes the Food and Water Journal and Wild Matters.

Public Citizen
Founded by Ralph Nader, fights for safer drugs and medical devices, cleaner energy sources and environment, fair trade, and a more open and democratic government.

Public Citizen Stop Food Irradiation Project
Organizes activists to halt adoption of food irradiation and encourages industry to ensure safer food supply by cleaning up production and inspection procedures.

Safe Tables Our Priority (STOP)
Supports victims of food-borne illness, provides public education on the dangers in food, and does policy advocacy for safe food and public health.

Alliance for Bio-Integrity
Integrates the perspectives of both science and religion to preserve the safety of our food, the health of our environment, and the harmony of our relationship with nature through education, responsible action, and litigation.

Center for Ethics and Toxics (CETOS)
Dedicated to protecting vulnerable and susceptible populations by providing educational information on the risks of exposures to potentially hazardous toxic substances and infectious agents.

The Center for Food Safety (CFS)
Provides leadership in legal, scientific, and grassroots efforts to address the increasing concerns about the impacts of our food production systems on human health, animal welfare, and the environment.

The Council for Responsible Genetics
Fosters public debate about the social, ethical, and environmental implications of the new genetic technologies and advocates for socially responsible use of these technologies.

Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI)
Works to promote sustainable agriculture, strengthen family farms and rural communities, protect diversity of plants, animals, and people in agriculture, and ensure responsible use of new technologies.

Community Alliance with Family Farmers
Promotes community agriculture through campaigns, farm tours, and publications, including the National Organic Directory.

Environmental Working Group
Provides research, reports, articles, technical assistance, and Internet resources to public interest groups and concerned citizens who are campaigning to protect the environment.

Organic Farming Research Foundation
Fosters the improvement and widespread adoption of organic farming practices by sponsoring and disseminating research and educating the public and decision makers about organic farming issues.

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