Guest blog: Moms step up for GMO labeling
Moms Across America was born when I realized it was time to stop wishing I could do something about GMOs and just start doing it. Deeply inspired by Robyn O'Brien's Patriotism on a Plate TED talk about food and health and Pamm Larry's efforts to get Prop 37 on the ballot in California, I realized it was time for me to step up and make a difference too.
I connected with fellow mom and co-founder Kathleen Hallal, the California State Grange and the folks at LabelGMOs.org to create a national volunteer coalition of unstoppable moms pressing for GMO labeling. This 4th of July, moms will be marching for GMO labeling in 156 parades (so far!) in towns across the country. Please join us!
Our motto is "Empowered Moms, Healthy Kids," and we're dedicated to tracking and spreading the word about the harms of GMOs and the pesticides that are used with them — including Monsanto's RoundUp (aka glyphosate). As my friends at PAN have covered here before, use of RoundUp has gone through the roof as GMO crops have taken over.
Though we realize the science is still coming in, both Kathleen and my sons' allergies and autoimmune disorders improved when we decided to avoid GMOs by choosing only organic foods. Together, we're committed to empowering millions to educate themselves about GMOs, get them labeled, and use our market-changing power as moms to build momentum toward a GMO-free food system.
Check out the excerpt below from a "behind-the-scenes" CNN interview to learn more about Monsanto's GMOs and our work at Moms Across America. The full video, produced by Ryan Wirick, is available here.
Zen Honeycutt is a mom of three boys, and co-founder of Moms Across America in partnership with Kathleen Hallal, the CA State Grange and LabelGMOs.org.