Take Action

Sometimes we feel powerless to make change. But that truly is not the case. If enough people let their voices be heard, change is a reality. Today we no longer have to attend demonstrations, that is,  if we don’t want to. There are numerous ways you can get your message out to the world, and most importantly, to you elected officials. We have listed a few organizations whose missions are to preserve the quality of the food we all consume.The bottom line is that we live in a capitalistic, consumer-oriented society. Not only can you voice your opinion to your elected officials, you can also voice your opinion at the grocery store register. If you do not support a certain producer’s products, simply do not buy them. You can also voice your opinion directly to a company. Ahhhh…..the joys of the technological age, where with a few minutes of your time and a click, you are able to reach companies around the world!  Stay educated on the issues at hand, get involved, and let your voice be heard!!!

The Organic Consumers Association

Here is a wonderful website, dedicated to providing information to consumers on just about everything involving organic food. You can sign up for a weekly digest e-mail, if you choose, which  keeps you in the know regarding what’s going on with food legislation within the government, health issues, and even boycotts. The best part, in our opinion, is that once you have read an article you are interested in, you have the option to send an e-mail to your elected officials, allowing you to voice your opinion. It is a great way to stay abreast of topics related to food and our health, so hopefully you will check it out……

http://www.organicconsumers.org/

 

Healthy Schools Campaign

This non-profit organization is another favorite of ours, dealing with the environment, children, and education. They advocate for healthier, more environmentally conscious policies and practices within our country’s schools. If you have children, a niece or nephew, or are an aunt, uncle, or grandparent, chances are you might have interest in learning more about this organization.

http://www.healthyschoolscampaign.org/who/what/

Institute for Responsible Technology

This organization’s website is one of the best resources for education about the health risks associated with GMO (genetically modified organisms) products. Surely you have heard the term GMO, but many of us do not fully understand the complications associated with these products. Unfortunately, large companies, such as Monsanto, who are responsible for these products, continually feed the public with misinformation. So empower yourself, tell your friends and family, and help discontinue the use of GMO products!

http://responsibletechnology.org/

 

Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution

Some of you may have heard of Jamie Oliver, celebrity chef and school food revolution campaigner, and maybe even some of you watched his recent television series, Food Revolution. But if you have not heard of him, you might want to learn some more. Not only are his recipe books some of our favorite, we also love what he stands for and the changes he is advocating for here in the U.S. and in Europe. His website has many great recipe ideas for families and ways in which you can get involved in your local community.

http://www.healthyschoolscampaign.org/who/what/

 

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