Let me first start by saying that the results of prop 37 have not changed a single thing about how I deal with GMOs. I have been avoiding them for the last 4 years- ever since I found out what they were. A lot of you are disappointed, but do not let what happened stop you from doing what you can.
But I am curious- who the hell voted no on 37? Really. I am curious to know why someone would vote no. Everyone that I talked to thought it was a no brainer- it is our right to know what we are eating. Just like there is an ingredient list telling us how much sugar, salt, or vitamins there are in something, we ought to know if the food itself is REAL food, or the product of genetic engineering.
Anyway, thanks to everyone who voted yes on 37!! Even though it did not pass, we have created a new level of awareness! Just within this last month, I have had so many people ask me about organic food. I am honestly thrilled whenever a friend asks me, “So which items should I buy organic again?” or “I just watched Food Inc. What do you think about it?” You guys- this is how it all starts!
People are starting to question where our food comes from and how it was treated!
And you know what? I don’t need the government’s labels. I know what to look for when buying my food. You too have the power to make healthy decisions for you and your family:
Eat real food. Avoid processed foods and packaged foods. Eat more vegetables.
Buy organic if you can.
Boycott GMOs! If you are buying organic, you don’t really have to worry about this, but if you cannot buy organic, then you need to at least avoid all non-organic corn, soy, and canola. Which, sadly, are in about 90% of processed foods. Read labels, and put the item back on the shelf if you see any of these ingredients. Avoid whole corn too. Don’t worry, it’s actually not very nutritious anyway.
Educate your friends and family about GMOs and the evil company known as Monsanto.
Boycott GMOs! Don’t let your child, your pet, or yourself eat something that has not been studied for long term effects in humans and gives rats tumors.
The people shall fight back by taking their money elsewhere!