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OUR FOOD SUPPLY

AMAZON MEMBERS: SAY "NO" TO GMO APPLES

Are you an Amazon member? If so, would you contact Amazon and tell them to remove their GMO apple, made by Intrexon, the genetic engineering company, from unsuspecting consumers. Consumers are unsuspecting because Amazon hides their GMO apples in dried apple snacks. The GMO "Arctic Apple" is completely unnecessary.

This apple was engineered to not turn brown when cut, but you can use lemon on a "real apple" to take care of that problem. No need for GMOs.

The only reason the GMO "Arctic Apple" exists is so Amazon can make a profit. A profit at who's expense? Intrexon apples are poorly tested and they are unlabeled. They will also look fresh when, in actuality, they are not.

If you are an Amazon member, please tell them to take their GMO apple, "Arctic Apple," off the market.

Thanks for getting involved in this human health and environmental issue.

BIOENGINEERED FOOD (GMOs) MUST BE CLEARLY LABELED

The Department of Agriculture has finally proposed a national label for genetically engineered food, however, it falls short of what consumers have been demanding. We must tell the USDA to require clear labels for GMOs.

Currently, the USDA is letting companies hide information on their websites instead of disclosing GMOs on the product label where it should be listed. Even more alarming, is that the USDA is not clear on what oils and sugars NEED to be included. If processed foods are not listed, the labels become worthless.

The USDA is now accepting comments from the public on labels and what should be included. Please get involved in this action. Tell them we want informative labels, not more industry propaganda. We have a right to know what is in our food.

The USDA and Big Ag lobbyists are putting their public comments together. We must do the same by contacting those in power in this regard and expressing our views.

Here is the information you need to contact the USDA:

United States Department of Agriculture
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20250

Information hotline: 1-202-720-2791

https://www.usda.gov/contact-us

 

FOOD WASTE AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Did you know that about one-fifth of greenhouse gas emissions comes from the food industry and the choices we make with regard to the food we eat? There are ways you can cut your carbon footprint with the Canning for the Climate Kit.

You can also cut your carbon footprint by as much as 7% by reducing your food waste and by purchasing food that is grown locally. Food waste that goes to the landfill produces methane and methane is 21 times more potent that CO2 as a greenhouse gas. Learn how to preserve your food by logging on to the site above. You might learn some things.

Thanks for getting involved in lowering the food waste in our American homes. We waste as much as 25% of food in our homes. That needs to stop and it really is quite easy.