When you think of companies that sell organic products, you may be inclined to think good health and the well-being of the environment is a priority. So you would think organic companies and brands would support the push for GMO labeling, right? After all, what do companies that deal in organically produced products have to lose?
WE HAVE A RIGHT TO KNOW WHAT’S ON OUR FOOD!
If you’re like me you rely heavily on EWG’s annual Shoppers Guide to Pesticides. I can’t always buy organic, but with EWG’s Dirty Dozen/Clean Fifteen list I know which items to avoid if they’re not organically grown and which I can compromise on when my budget is tight.
For the past few years the pesticide industry has been lobbying hard to get the USDA to repackage its pesticide data with industry talking points that downplay risks to the public as well as consumer’s concern. We CANNOT let this happen! It is only through complete transparency that we can make informed decisions about the produce we purchase for ourselves and our families. IT’S OUR RIGHT!
If you care about this issue please tweet it, like it, email it, or whatever else you can do. Thanks.
First, I would like to take the time to say hello to all of @greenearthbazar ‘s new follower’s. Thanks for taking the time to say hello, leave lovely comments, and make me feel really good about what I’m trying to do with Green Earth Bazaar. It’s always a pleasure to share what I know, what I think, and what I feel passionately about with others. Thank you!
Secondly, I’m excited to announce the launch of a whole new community for those who follow this blog, and have an interest in all things green. You can access Green Earth Bazaar’s Community on Blog Frog at the present, and once the kinks get worked out you’ll be able to interact with other community members without having to leave Green Earth Bazaar. Simply click on the Community link (it’s at top right in the menu). Totally cool!
My goal with the community is to share thoughts, ideas, and inspiration. It’s a way to connect individuals who care about green, sustainable living, are interested in learning more about it, or who just want share their knowledge with the rest of us – we can always learn something from one another.
The discussions needn’t only be about living green. If you’re into handmade, make jewelry (like me), love DIY with a passion, or are a consummate foodie, feel free to share. All are welcome.
There’s much to discuss about life, love, and caring for our planet. I hope to see you there!