I just want to say that I love you…what you at ANH are doing, what you are all about, the whole enchilada. I really mean it. When you people showed up, it was like an answer to a prayer. Finally, a truly commonsense and effective mechanism for citizens to respond to the looming bureaucratic overkill in Washington that has been threatening health freedom at every opportunity, especially in recent decades….Thank you for continuing to get this done right with eloquent and passionate advocacy for the truth and for facilitating an effective grassroots response! You are to be commended for a magnificent job and for having the integrity and foresight to understand how to do it!
Thank you, Brek—and thanks to and all of you. It is not hyperbole to say that you are our lifeblood. We do the work we do for—and through—you, and together we can move mountains, as Camille points out:
Between Big Pharma and Big Farma, us little peons trying to eat right and supplement the vitamins/minerals that are missing from our depleted soils don’t stand a chance unless we unite!
Amen to that!
How would you suggest someone take action in their own state [to oppose genetically engineered foods]? I would love to know how these states were successful in establishing these bills! Would it be different than getting other bills established and passed?
These bills exist because activists just like you asked the very same questions. There are a number of different ways to have bills introduced in your state. The first thing to do is find out if there are GE food bills pending in your state, and determine if there are any folks already working on introducing them. You can do that a few different ways.
You can go to your state government’s legislative branch webpage and search for bills containing the phrases “genetically modified” or “genetically engineered.”
If your state does not have pending GE legislation and there’s no one working on the issue, take a look at existing bills around the country. Select a bill such as Labeling Genetically Engineered Food, and contact your local state representative and ask them if they be interested in introducing legislation relating to GE foods. If that door closes, open new ones! Ask your representative if they know of another member who would be interested, or perhaps contact the legislature’s environmental committee and seek feedback about GE food interests there.
If that fails, it’s time for people power! Collect signatures and send emails, and contact your representatives letting them know their constituents want them to act on the GE food issue. You can also start the ball rolling in local media, by asking your local news organizations to cover the story and bring attention to the dangers of genetically engineered foods.
Please keep us up to date on your efforts!