Sunday, April 10, 2011

A Mom Learns About GMOs

A mom-turned-activist talks about what she learned after one of her children had a severe allergic reaction to a typical industrial-food breakfast.


  1. Wow, that's really powerful! I'm going to share this with my sister and sister-in-law.

  2. I can so relate to her MBT. I sort of knew about GMOs, but hadn't really paid much attention until just last year. I didn't realize how profoundly our food supply had been altered while we weren't paying attention. It's incredibly important that we pay attention. Our health, and the health of our children is at stake.

  3. My niece is trying to make sure her kids eat healthy and is educating me about this issue. Thanks for the video...We have to be on top of everything these days~Corporations and their lobbyists have entirely too much power. gail

  4. Thank you for this. I so wish more folks would become more alarmed and aware of the slow insipid take over of the chemical companies and our food.

  5. Good for her (and you!) Gail. One person at a time we can make a difference. We don't have to buy test-tube food. As more consumers become educated, take a stand, and spread the information, food manufacturers will be forced to make the needed changes as they loose market share.

    In spite of the power of corporations and their lobbyists (and their multi-million dollar contributions to political campaigns that make elected officials beholden to their agendas,) if consumers refuse to buy test-tube, genetically-altered, pesticide-loaded food, companies will have to change if they want to survive. Together we have the power to effect change. We are giving away our power by remaining ignorant and uninformed. It's not cheap, but it's worth the cost. Even those of us on tight budgets (most of us!) can make adjustments in our spending and eating habits and our values, and make sure we're feeding ourselves and our families safe, healthful food. We can pay now, or we can pay later. Good food is expensive. Medical bills and disease are far more costly. We need to be thinking more long-term. We need to be seeing the bigger picture for our own health, the health of our families, and the future of our planet and our species.

    You're welcome Sissy. I wish that too. Little by little more and more people are waking up to this important issue. The more we share what we know, the more people will realize what's going on, and the more it can make a difference.

  6. An eye-opening video, Linda! I find it appalling that these changes have been made to our foods without testing these additives for safety first. Thanks for sharing this, Linda, and spreading the word.

  7. Great video GG. My family has lots of food allergies. My daughter carries an Epi Pen for herself and the kids.


  8. I love Ted talks... actually just finishing up my application to next years Ted conference. Great video.. thanks for sharing.

  9. I thought so too Rose. I kind of wish I'd found it a lot sooner - Robyn does a really good job summarizing information I spent countless hours researching!

    I think it's appalling too. I think most people probably believe GMOs are safe, since our government has approved them. The truth is, we are the guinea pigs. One of the things that sent me off on my quest to find out the truth is because my own digestive disease began after the approval of GMOs, and because I know so many people both young and older who have developed allergies, food intolerances, cancer, and chronic disease. These problems have clearly grown exponentially, (along with health care and health insurance costs,) since the 1990s. The human, and economic costs are staggering. It's ironic that the the federal government is weighed down by health care costs, yet they are responsible for unleashing GMOS on an unsuspecting public without due diligence. And because GMOs are patented, it's impossible for fair and unbiased research on them to occur - the manufacturers won't allow it. It's quite a crazy situation.

    I'm sorry about that Eileen - food allergies are terrible, and can be very frightening, especially if they're so bad that an Epi Pen is required.

    DGG, I really enjoy TED talks too, learn a lot, and am often inspired by them. Hope you get to go next year - how exciting!


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