Organic Consumers Association (OCA) represents a half million people, like you,
working together to support family farms, sustainable agriculture, safe food,
and a healthy environment. Without you, there is no OCA. Together we are bringing
about positive change!
you know ?
GMO's are released into the environment they can never be recalled.
have been eating GMO food since 1996
United States grows 75% of the world's genetically engineered crops
GMO crops are engineered to require the use of toxic weed killers
of GMO foods is required in Europe, Japan, Russia and Australia, but not in the
At the top of the
world wide news is Genetic Engineering of the food we eat. Altering genetic makeup
of species undermines and destroys the genetic foundation of agricultural systems
world wide. Local Food believes that with the use of world altering technologies
being applied to what we eat, that it is a small thing to ask that all GE foods
and modified food products be labled. Monsanto and other American mega food corporations
are spending six million to defeat the measure. Local Food supports your right
to know what you are consuming and support the choice of consumers being knowledgeable
about their food. The Organic
Consumers Association have been lobbying against these giants with less than
$150,000, yet the volunteer effort is strong and excellent work is resulting.
Of course they can use your help. Much information can be found on the subject
of GE foods at Genetically
Engineered Food Alert . Another
site, Genetically Modified Food News has a listing of over 2000 news articles
about Genetically Modified Organisms in the food chain.
Union of concerned Scientist have great articles like
these companies to remove GE ingredients, including recombinant bovine growth
hormone (rBGH, from their brand name products.
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WAYS TO REDUCE YOUR INTAKE OF BODY CARE CHEMICALS
The UK Guardian has released
a brief consumer guide with some great techniques to maintain good hygiene while
protecting your health.
20 tips, here are some of our favorites:
Avoid unnecessary use of products with a high sun protection factor. At night
you don't need to use a moisturizer with an SPF.
Become label savvy. Everyone reads food labels - get in the habit of doing the
same with your toiletries. They won 't tell you everything, but it will help.
#16 The average make-up wearing
woman will eat two pounds of lipstick in her life-time. Most lipsticks contain
petroleum derivatives. Try brands based on beeswax, plant oils or vitamin E instead.
#20 Ask your granny for tips.
Lemon juice, for example, has always been used as a beauty aid - to make fair
hair shine, to soften hard skin, and get rid of blackheads. Cosmetics haven't
always been all about products devised in laboratories.
all of the tips here: http://www.organicconsumers.org/bodycare/
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is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond
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who am I to be brilliant, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to
be? You are a child of God. You 'playing small' doesn't serve the world. There's
nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around
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give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own
fear, our presence automatically liberates others."
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