Although I do not have children… And I certainly cannot predict the future (sorry to all those who thought I was a fortune teller)…
So who knows if THAT will ever happen…
By the looks of it… Never.
I recently did however, become an aunt… And my itty bitty niece (woo woo, I finally did not call HER, “it”) is growing up nicely…
I must take a mini break from posting pictures of #Taiwan because today marks a very #important day! It’s my #beautiful #sister’s #birthday! I was lucky enough to see her over my own birthday weekend and I got to meet her new little #burrito as well! I love you Daniele, you have so many new adventures ahead, I know for a FACT that this next year is going to be MORE THAN just amazing!
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Any who… As her aunt (still weird to think), I want the very best for her and that includes knowing what is in her food.
A priceless gem of a photo…
Food labels might tell us how much sugar, fat and protein an item may have (however… You never really know if you can even trust those!) but these labels DO NOT tell us anything about GMOs… (Check out my previous posts ALL ABOUT GMOs) Why not? Well, my sister and I want to know and I am pretty sure we are not alone on this!
This photo was taken when we were NOT thinking about GMOs and the labeling practices in the U.S.
GMOs may be just fine for human consumption… But they have only been in our food supply for a short period of time… Thus NO long term studies have been done on the potential health risks, specifically in children. Do they increase allergies? What effects do the increased use of pesticides on GMO crops have on children? Until we have definitive answers to these questions… I want to know what is in my food and that of my niece… And even when we DO finally know… I still want LABELS!
Read that RED TYPE above people!
Sixty-four countries around the world require labeling of GMO foods including the nations of the European Union, Japan, Australia, Brazil and China! So why hasn’t the United States jumped on board?
Who’s moving with me to Australia?
Well… The big problem is that the very food companies that cater and market heavily to growing children such as Quaker Oats of PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, General Mills and Kellogg’s have spent millions to stop me and you from knowing if there are GMO’s in our food. As a matter of fact… Large food companies combined, have spent more than $168.4 million since 2013 to fight GMO campaigns across this country!
Lets hope we can KNOCK these large companies down, Ronda Rousey style!
With all that money… These companies have been very successful at keeping us in the DARK… And the anti-consumer DARK Act that will make it even harder for consumers to get transparency in labeling… Just passed in the House of Representatives. UGH!!!
We MUST fight harder!
To help spread the word that GMO labeling should be mandatory… For the sake of everyone’s tots… Celebrity moms have come together in THE VIDEO BELOW to urge people to sign Just Label It‘s Conceal or Reveal petition in support of GMO labeling.
If you agree with me, my sister and these celebrity moms please be sure to SIGN THE PETITION and share this video to help spread the word.
SO TELL ME…
- If you have kids… What was the last thing you fed them?
- Reveal: what is the most processed food you currently have in your pantry.
- What TV food advertisement drew you in as a kid? For me it was definitely Lucky Charms & Count Dracula!
- Celebrities helping spread the message of making labeling GMOs mandatory, do you think it will help the Conceal or Reveal petition?
- What was the last thing you saw at the grocery store that made you happy?