It’s hard to not feel a great deal of sadness today.
My heart is broken for the countless hours spent by hard-working, tax-paying, American citizens who have selflessly devoted their lives to the mission of educating the public on the cancer-causing repercussions of the food they are feeding their families.
I have cried for the sacrifice of the true leaders of this movement. Zen Honeycutt, Diana Reeves, Dave Murphy, Lisa Stokke, Ronnie Cummins, Nomi Carmona and so many others…I am sorry. It is hard to fathom that our collective, dedicated efforts have led to this.
I am not giving up.
The last few weeks have been absolutely devastating as a safe food activist. We have been sold out by the House, the Senate, and numerous organizations and corporations we have been led to trust with not only our organic dollars, but our democratic voices..
Hello, Organic Trade Association, Organic Valley, Just Label It, Whole Foods, Environmental Working Group and Stoneyfield. Your betrayal is deep and not soon forgotten. I urge a massive national boycott. The people are done funding your corruption.
To our senators and representatives: Your blatant allegiance to profit is despicable. You should be ashamed of yourselves and I hope one day your children and grandchildren renounce you for your criminal acts against the American people you pledged to serve.
Where do we go from here?
It really feels hopeless right now.
I feel it, too…
We must remember we are the power. We are the revolution. Simply put, if we don’t buy it-they can’t sell it! The consumer is the most mighty weapon in the fight we face against genetically modified poison. Stop filling your carts with the enemy’s wares…stop endorsing in the poisoning of your family.
It is obvious that the U.S. government serves their biggest campaign donors, which happens to be profiteers like Monsanto who are hellbent on profit no matter the price to the planet or its people. The more than $58 million raked in by our elected officials serves as proof that only these mighty, check-writing henchmen matter. Corporations like Monsanto and organizations like the Grocery Manufacturers Association are the sole deciding factor in the information revealed pertaining to the food we [which we work our asses off for!] feed our families.
Our organic allies have revealed their true allegiance. They are traitors…possibly more evil than Monsanto. At least with the biotech titan, we know the enemy. What the OTA, Whole Foods, and Stoneyfield have pulled is reprehensible. We work to the bone to ensure good, toxic-free food or our families. The fact that these organic dollars have been used against us in such a vile way is intolerable.
We must boycott. This is an absolutely realistic, immediate action, and with the likes of Kroger (Smiths, Ralphs), Aldi, Costco and Sprouts, an attainable one. We DO NOT NEED these corrupt bastards to maintain our organic standards. Grow a garden. Make friends with a local farmer. Get to know how your food is grown and raised. It is up to you to be the detective because our government sure as hell doesn’t believe we deserve the right to know.
For now, the labeling movement’s last hope lies with President Obama.
During his 2007 presidential campaign, then Senator Obama promised to label genetically modified foods. It’s been crickets since he emphatically stated that “folks should know when their food is genetically modified, because Americans have a right to know.”
Ok, it’s 2016 and the fight to know what is in the food we are feeding our families has never been more intense.
The people representing our voices are doing anything but. Besides a massive boycott on corporations like Stoneyfield and Organic Valley, we must vote our career politicians who sold their souls long ago.. Please be educated on the stance of your elected officials in regards to our toxic food supply and the requisite, carcinogenic herbicides necessary for their cultivation.
We must keep fighting until poison and corruption are nothing more than a memory, written about in distant history books. How do you want to be remembered? Do you want to be the generation too busy finding Pokemon to give any fucks about the hostile government takeover of our fundamental constitutional rights?
I can’t believe anyone would accept this as our reality.