Stacy Malkan | February 2014
There's a seat at the table for you at the Food is Love Revolution. Are you in?
I say “food is love” because in my family, especially for the women, preparing and offering food is the deepest expression of love. It’s how we connect and share ourselves. What happens to our food is as personal as it gets.
That's why it matters that corporations are changing the DNA of our most important food crops for profit, in ways that can't be undone.
And it's why I believe the Food Revolution is unstoppable — it’s based in love, not fear. It’s rooted in possibilities for creating a healthy food system that feeds the world without harm.
Thanks to all who joined the GMOs What You Need to Know online conference. Nearly 10,000 registrants and so many great comments on the blog, Twitter and Facebook. My heart is full! In exchange, I have some offerings for you...
I've compiled the Best of GMO Resources from our all-star lineup of conference experts, including science resources, free book chapter from Kristi Marsh, top blogs and more inspiration. Please use and share!
And, because love is a verb, here are:
3 Actions to Take Right Now for the Food is Love Revolution
1: Share the Love — After food, laughter is the best medicine, and it's one of the most powerful teaching tools. Here are three hilarious, no-holds-barred videos about what's going on in our food system. Share them with friends, have some laughs and let's keep the learning flowing.
- Monsanto - Picking Up God's Slack, by HLG Studios ... Nature, friend or foe? For many this question may have an obvious answer, but at Monsanto, we ask you to look again.
- What does "Natural" Really Mean? by Only Organic ... Charming and hilarious presentation by the False Advertising Industry, keep watching through to the pet video.
- Farmed and Dangerous by Chipotle ... Wow, you've got to see this trailer for the new TV series produced by Chipotle restaurant. Way to lay the gauntlet down, Chipotle.
2: Show Bees Some Love — Did you know, many "bee friendly" garden plants actually contain bee-killing pesticides? These deadly plants are being sold at Home Depot and Lowe's with no warning to consumers. This week, thousands of bee lovers from coast to coast taking a simple, powerful action to get these stores to show bees some love. Join the #BeeLove Fest right now.
3: Our Right to Know, Love it or Lose it — You won't believe what the chemical and food lobby is pushing for in Congress: automatic approval of new GMOs, no state labeling laws, permission to call GMOs natural. It's all very Orwell. It's do-or-die time for GMO labeling; we need you know more than ever. Join up with a state labeling fight, connect with food lovers in your community, let's win GMO labeling in 2014.
To the Food is Love Revolution!
PS: Please comment, share your favorite videos and resources, I want to hear from you!