What do you care about most when it comes to being a good parent? Is it your child’s safety? Health? Security? Many celebrity moms like Jordana Brewster, Jillian Michaels, Sara Gilbert, Ginnifer Goodwin, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Constance Zimmer take time to discuss “What do moms care most about when it comes to their kids?” and that discussion has to include what foods we feed our children.
What do moms care about the most when it comes to their kids? Their safety, security, health and happiness rank pretty high with the moms I know and as part of all that, we do worry about things like what they are eating. Now, I’m not going to debate whether or not genetically modified or bio-engineered foods are safe or healthy. But what I am going to debate is the ability to know what is in the foods my family eats – and the only way I can know that is through labeling the foods and beverages which contain GMO ingredients. Let’s face it, labels give all sorts of information including ingredients and nutrition. They discuss how much sugar and salt, and they even label foods at “all natural” or “hormone free” or “organic.” Why not label our food and drinks as “GMOs” or “containing GMO ingredients?” What is there to hide?
Would you buy a car seat that didn’t label the weight or recommended ages? No, nor would you buy many products, goods or services that didn’t provide you with the information you need to know before you buy it. So why settle for foods which don’t tell you the whole story? Demand the whole story about your food and sign the petition here and share this video to help spread the word!
There is nothing safe and fair about the Safe and Fair Labeling Act
How often do you go to the grocery store and read the labels on food and drinks? How often do you purchase the foods that fit your family’s idea of good health? If, like me you pay attention to the labels on your food and drink then wouldn’t you want a safe and fair labeling act? I know I do, but unfortunately there is nothing fair or safe about this labeling act, thus earning it the title by those who oppose it the “DARK Act.” This act would:
- make it near impossible for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to implement mandatory nationwide labeling
- bar states from restricting the growth of GE crops. States like Vermont, Maine and Connecticut. Similar legislation has been introduced in about 30 states, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures
- keep parents from knowing exactly what is in the foods they serve their family.
Don’t believe me? Then go read HR1599 in its entirety online. There is nothing “fair” or “safe” about this act. Large food companies combined have spent more than $168.4 million since 2013 – $51.6 million in 2015 alone* – to fight GMO labeling campaigns across the country. Their trade association, the Grocery Manufacturers Association, is supporting the anti-consumer DARK Act, which will make it even harder for consumers to get the transparent labeling they deserve. This dangerous bill just passed in the House of Representatives and is headed for the Senate.
Our kids food
From our celebrity moms:
What mom doesn’t want to know what’s in your kids food? You can not conceal what is in our kids food. No mom is okay with that.
This mom isn’t okay with that and I’m not in the minority. The Associated Press reported that two- thirds of Americans support GMO labeling on food products. Single moms weighed in on the subject and this poll indicates that 81% of single moms support mandatory labeling. ABC News reported that “93 percent” indicate that they feel “the federal government should require labels on food indicating if it has been genetically modified, or bio-engineered”
Just Label It’s Conceal or Reveal petition, signed by these celebrity moms and many other parents, food advocates and supporters across the country, asks Quaker Oats of PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, General Mills and Kellogg’s to stop blocking Americans’ right to know if there are GMOs in their food and to support mandatory FDA labeling.