Nerd Alert! Nerd Alert! Any other “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” fans out there?
*peers out through computer screen*
Oh good! Glad I’m not the only one. I love Buffy. She’s an amazing role model–a kick-butt woman who doesn’t waste any time getting things done.
That’s why I’m excited to say that Sarah Michelle Gellar is one of the celebrity moms who has signed Just Label It’s Conceal or Reveal petition in support of GMO labeling.
Are you ready for some serious name-dropping? Other moms who have asked big food companies to stop blocking their right to know what’s in their food include Jordana Brewster, Jillian Michaels, Sara Gilbert, Ginnifer Goodwin, and Constance Zimmer.
Pretty amazing, huh? I’ll let them tell you what they think:
Why does GMO labeling matter?
- Most GMO crops are herbicide-resistant. (source) This means that farmers can spray more herbicides on their crops, and the herbicides end up in our food, soil, and water.
- The World Health Organization recently labeled the main herbicide used on GMO crops as probably carcinogenic. (source)
- Nearly 93% of moms want Quaker to label GMOs and 80% want Quaker to stop funding anti-GMO labeling efforts. (source)
The companies listed above have spent $51.6 million in 2015 alone to fight GMO labeling campaigns in the U.S. But many of them label GMOs in Europe, so this doesn’t make any sense. What are they trying to hide?
If what’s in your kids’ food is important to you, sign the petition now!
“Strong is fighting. It’s hard and it’s painful and it’s every day. It’s what we have to do, and we can do it together.”
—Amends, BTVS season 3
This post was created as part of the Just Label It campaign, for which I am a financially compensated Labeling Advocate. The opinions are my own and based on my own experience.