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Friday, February 5, 2010

Polluted Babies and Genetically Engineered Crops

Things that are of most importance to me are my children and what they eat.

What parent wants their child to be born with pollution in their bodies?

What parent wants their child to be eating genetically engineered foods?

I want what is best for our children, the best start in life and the best life they can live as they grow into adults and be stewards of this Earth.

The Environmental Working Group is working on our behalf to make this world a better place.  
They have a petition that I recommend signing.  Please read below (I copied this from their website):




EWG tested the umbilical cord blood of 10 newborn babies and found nearly 300 chemicals, including BPA, fire retardants, lead, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and pesticides that were banned more than 30 years ago.
Speak up for change. Our kids deserve it.
The Kid-Safe Chemicals Act would require that all chemicals be proven safe for children before they can be sold. But lawmakers in Washington need to know that you want them to reform our broken toxics law.
Please sign this petition to demand that Congress take action to make chemicals in consumer products kid-safe.

ALSO... Please read this I recieved in an email from Organic Valley Family of Farms regarding information from The True Food Network on genetically engineered crops.

Stop Genetically Engineered Alfalfa and Protect Organic Food!

Speak Out on Genetically Engineered Alfalfa

In 2006, the Center for Food Safety (CFS) sued the Department of Agriculture (USDA) for its illegal approval of Monsanto’s genetically engineered (GE) Roundup Ready alfalfa. USDA failed to conduct an environmental impact statement (EIS) before deregulating the crop. An EIS is a rigorous analysis of the potential significant impacts of a federal decision. The federal courts sided with CFS and banned GE alfalfa until the USDA fully analyzed the impacts of the GE plant on the environment, farmers, and the public in an EIS. They released a draft EIS on December 14, 2009. Draft EIS
Supplemental documents

It appears USDA again intends to deregulate GE alfalfa without any limitations or protections for farmers, consumers or the environment. In the new EIS, the USDA has completely dismissed the fact that GE contamination will threaten export and domestic markets and organic meat and dairy products. And, incredibly, USDA is claiming that there is no evidence that consumers care about GE contamination of organic. We know that's not true.

Your Participation is Critical! Take Action by February 16

A 60-day comment period is now open until February 16, 2010. This is the first time the USDA has done this analysis for any GE crop, so the final decision will have broad implications for all GE crops. The failure of the agency to address the impacts of GE alfalfa will have far-reaching consequences for farmers and organic consumers. Let's not be Monsanto's guinea pigs!

Learn more and get talking points on our website. Then take action at the Center for Food Safety, or submit comments online to the USDA directly.

After you write, let us know at

Where to Take Action:

Submit comments via the Center for Food Safety Action Center tool. If you have time to write an original response, you can also submit your comments directly to the USDA.

By Mail: A written letter is very powerful. Mail your comments to:

Docket No. APHIS-2007-0044

Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, APHIS, Station 3A-03.8

4700 River Road Unit 118

Riverdale, MD 20737-1238

Learn more and get talking points on our website.
Then take action at the Center for Food Safety,
or submit comments online to the USDA directly.
After you write, let us know at