For some reason, we’ve gotten programmed to believe that Proactive Health means— “taking care of my health,” not taking care of “our health.” That’s why in my radio show, blogs, and ezine, I want to make it easier for all of us to take health action. Each week, I’ll be focusing on one action you can take every week to make a critical difference for health– your’s, mine, and our’s. On this week’s Connect the Dots, radio program, physicist Amit Goswami explains how we can do this and why we must. To listen, go here at Noon ET on Saturday, January 29th.
This week, those who care about health had cause to celebrate, and also to gnash our teeth. Here’s why—
Along with gas roots activist pals, I’m celebrating because the film, Gasland, which powerfully depicts the threats to nationwide water aquifers from a new chemical laden gas drilling process called “fracking” was nominated for the Oscar in the Best Documentary category. The film has won every prize it has ever been nominated for, (including the John Lennon Peace Prize) and deservedly so. You can get the film on DVD here, and be ready to cheer and celebrate when it wins the Oscar.Millions Against Monsanto: Timely Action!
The teeth gnashing? Over the new erosion of Organic Food Standards.
Do you eat organic food? Then it’s time to step up and protect our organic food supply!
If every single citizen, practitioner, and health health conscious person who safeguards their health by eating organic food, took action to safeguard Organic Standards, we’d be healthier and more spiritual besides. Well, the time has come to step up.
According to Ronnie Cummins, the founder and Director of the Organic Consumers Association, “In the wake of a 12-year battle to keep Monsanto’s Genetically Engineered (GE) crops from contaminating the nation’s 25,000 organic farms and ranches, America’s organic consumers and producers are facing betrayal. A self-appointed cabal of the Organic Elite, spearheaded by Whole Foods Market, Organic Valley, and Stonyfield Farm, has decided it’s time to surrender to Monsanto. Top executives from these companies have publicly admitted that they no longer oppose the mass commercialization of GE crops, such as Monsanto’s controversial Roundup Ready alfalfa, and are prepared to sit down and cut a deal for “coexistence” with Monsanto.” Groups across the country are horrified by this capitulation which will have a domino effect, undermining organic integrity in food after food.
Founded in 1998, Organic Consumer’s Association (OCA), remains a steadfast voice with high integrity for maintaining Organic Standards. They are now mounting a new campaign to challenge the “Biotech Bully.” Will you be one of the millions? Sign up here!
In my new radio show, Connect the Dots, every Saturday at Noon ET, along with a great roster of guests, I’ll connect the dots between personal health, environmental health, and societal health– with regular opportunities for you to become a Health Activist and take action. In upcoming weeks and months, I’ll be featuring and covering the upcoming Sages and Scientists Symposium, hosted by Deepak Chopra, coverage from the Integrative Health symposium, plus interviews with a leading environmental health researcher, expert on women’s health, and many, many more.
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