So, I was reading an article on NaturalNews.com & wondering if people are changing their eating habits? Are people more concerned about GMO's? Is this info. making a difference? Actually, could my blog make a bigger difference in the community?
That last question is what I thought of as I was reading, an article called
"You too can take a big stand against GMOs"The article said "Pick five or ten restaurants or delis in your area and go in and ask to speak to the manager. If there's a corporate office, make sure you get the number and the right person to speak to. Then, when you have the right person in front of you or on the phone, ask if the corn, canola oil, soybean oil, miso, corn chips and other common GMO items they use are organic or GMO. More often than not, they'll be conventionally grown, which means they are more than likely genetically modified."
"A key point is that it's been proven that some genetically modified genes can and do transfer into our healthy bacteria - and some common GM genes are designed to end reproductive ability and produce pesticides continuously. Then, nicely ask them how they would feel about being part of a largely untested experiment that likely transfers scientifically derived genes - including genes that continually produce pesticides and end reproductive ability - into their community? Let them know that, unfortunately, that's what they're doing by using GMO foods in their establishment.
Be sure they understand that all of the foods they use don't need to be organic (although that would be nice), but avoiding the main GMO foods are essential. The main GMO foods are soy, corn, canola, cotton (cottonseed oil), sugar beets (which are made into sugar), Hawaiian papaya and all products derived from them, like soy sauce, tofu, and canola oil. Other GMO crops are zucchini, yellow squash, and soon likely salmon and rice from China.
When they switch these common GMO ingredients over to organic, encourage them to state on their menu or ingredient lists that these foods are organic and non-GMO; this way a growing number of people who consciously avoid GMOs won't continue to avoid their establishments.
If you have like-minded friends, ask them to take part too. And if you're not getting the response you want from key establishments, have your friends contact them a week or two later as well. Sometimes hearing about these things from a few customers can be far more effective than hearing about it from just one. If you're on a roll, you can obviously do more than five or ten restaurants or delis. Imagine the satisfaction you'll feel from protecting your community and taking a big stand to get GMOs out of the food supply."
"If you need some materials and talking points to study or take with you, see the resources below...
Above excerpts from:http://www.naturalnews.com/030202_GMO_foods.html
I think the NaturalNews article has a great idea. Will anyone listen? Will anyone start asking in their neighborhood about the food they are eating? I am hoping that people who read my blog will. I'd love to hear about some of those experiences.