All this information about GMOs can get overwhelming. But please don’t get discouraged. Start simple. As Robyn O’Brien says, just do one thing. Here’s a list of five you can choose from:
1. Sign a Labeling Petition
Now more than ever, the U.S. is starting to become aware of GMOs in our food, thanks in no small part to California’s “Right to Know” GMO Labeling Proposition 37. And it all started with a petition.
Visit your nearest natural / organic grocery store / food co-op or farmer’s market, and ask them if they’ve started a GMO Labeling petition you can sign. If not, give them this letter and ask them to consider starting one. If they won’t, you can always start one of your own!
2. Choose Organic
Whenever you can afford to, buy organic food: 100% / USDA Certified Organic-labeled products are non-GMO. If that sounds too daunting, simply try to avoid drinking soda—it’s loaded with high fructose corn syrup, which is a GMO (not to mention aspartame, which may be made with GMOs). If you really need to consume 17 teaspoons of sugar, at least switch to soda made from cane sugar.
3. Learn More
Watch a movie, read a book (click on those links for a handy list of each), or “like” our Facebook page, where we post regular GMO news updates, helpful recommendations for avoiding GMOs, and information about local and international labeling efforts.
4. Spread the Word
Tell your best friend. Tell your mom. Here’s a great tri-fold brochure you can print (it’s double-sided), fold, and hand out. Here’s a document from the American Academy of Environmental Medicine that you can print out and give it to your doctor. Every open mind adds up.
5. Stay Aware
At the bottom of this website page is a sample letter you can write to your local grocery store, and a poster you could print out and post.
Want to contact someone directly? This website page provides a list of Senators, legislators, and committee members you can contact to voice your opinion.
Still not enough? No problem…
For All You Over-Achievers:
Here are FIFTEEN things you can do! (courtesy of Alicia Bayer, Mankato Green Culture Examiner)
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