Since 1996, I have thought I was allergic to milk.
But I’ve drank a fair amount of milk during our past 2 years of world travel.
Not coincidentally, in the past two years, I’ve not been in the United States for more than 2 1/2 weeks combined.
But I’ve drank more milk in the past two years (outside of the US) than between 1996 and 2009 put together.
I just realized this today. (Sometimes realizations take a while for me.)
I just realized that I’m not allergic to milk.
I’m allergic to milk produced in America.
I learned through the video below that since 1994, the food industry has been adding hormones to cows to help them produce.
1996 is when I “developed” an allergy to milk and stopped drinking it, mostly until 2009 when I wanted to try it with Panamanian Coffee, and 2010 in New Zealand, and 2011 in India in Chai.
Many other countries don’t participate in allowing GMO in their food chain.
So right now, groups in California are petitioning for GMO ingredients to be labeled on all food products.
If enough signatures of California residents are collected (800,000) GMO labeling could be put on the ballot for voters to decide on in 2012.
Consumers should be able to make informed decisions about whether or not they buy or eat GMO foods.
This is an issue of consumer rights. Just like we want to know what the ingredients are in a product, we also want to know if the ingredients have been genetically modified before they arrive in our mouths.
Please visit the Label GMOs website and sign up for their newsletter.
This way you can stay informed about what this group is doing.
If you are in California – you can get involved.
They need more people.
If you’d like to donate, you can do so at the site as well. Your money goes to fund this campaign and make sure that it has the best possible chance to pass.
Again, the site is http://labelgmos.org/