A Creative Activist is defined as an individual who is inspired to use media and the arts to create awareness of crucial issues and ignite positive action. I am definitely a Creative Activist and I have written this blog about why I feel it’s vitally important that we all get out and vote in November, and vote yes on Prop 37. I usually like to stay out of anything politically related, but in this case, I am making an exception. Voting is one of the few ways we actually can make a difference in this beautiful country of ours-the others being when we do jury duty and also, what you spend your money on.
Please join me in supporting Prop 37 and our right to know what’s in our food:http://www.carighttoknow.org/
No matter what side of the fence you are on, I feel that we all should have the right to choose the food we buy for our families and know what’s in it.
Check out this list of all the companies that have donated towards defeating Prop 37. I can’t believe that some of the ones I have been buying from for years are on the list…So disappointing.
Labeling will not increase the price of food:http://www.organicconsumers.org/gelink.cfm
Quoting the Huffington Post: “To fight the initiative, seed giant Monsanto Co, soda and snack seller PepsiCo Inc and other opponents of the labeling measure have put up $25 million already and could raise up to $50 million.
Foodmakers, like carmakers, know that what starts in California has a fair chance of becoming the national law, or at least the national norm.
Unbeknownst to many Americans, some of the most popular U.S. GMO crops — corn, soybeans and canola — have been staple ingredients for years in virtually every type of packaged food, from soup and tofu to breakfast cereals and chips.
Supporters of the ballot initiative, who include food and environmental activists as well as organic growers, say consumers have the right to know what’s in the food they eat and want GMO products cut from the food chain.
A “yes” vote from the Golden State – home to about 10 percent of Americans – could upend the U.S. food business from farm to fork if it prompts makers of popular foods to dump GMO ingredients.”
read the whole piece: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/17/prop-37-california_n_1791555.html
Did you notice what I have had posted on my priscillawoolworth.com facebook page from years ago when I first joined?
Each of us have the power to change the world by what we buy.
I still believe that.