People ask all the time, “Why is Food Nation Radio Network so outspoken?” There are a few very good reasons for that, but first I would ask, “Why aren’t you?”
What did Californians get by trying to pass Proposition 37, the statewide GMO labeling initiative? Nada. Zilch. Nothing.
Do you think the special interests have been kind to detractors on the GMO issue? They have not. They say horrible things about experts, researchers and scientists warning about health effects of GMOs. Some of these people have seen the destruction of their careers for sharing their research. That’s the modus operandi of the GMO companies and they get away with it.
The corruption of our food supply has largely taken place right under the noses of the American people over the past fifteen years. We’ve stood blindly by, taking our kids to school and making sure dinner is on the table. In the meantime, the largest human experiment ever has been conducted on us by a few very powerful, very wealthy chemical companies.
People for the most part tiptoe around this issue, asking politely for our public servants (stop calling them leaders, please) to do the will of the people. As most folks know by now, over 90% of Americans want to know if their food is genetically modified.
Public servants are not royalty. This is a republic, not a monarchy.
We make phone calls to our state and federal public servants, over and over and over again. They ignore us and take money from the chemical companies disguised as special interest groups. The cycle happens again and again.
In the meantime, our children will be the first generation to have a shorter life span than we do, fertility problems are at an all-time high and the health care system is booming with profits taking care of all our maladies.
When do you stand and say enough is enough? When will it be important enough to you to demand these public servants take notice of the will of the people? When did our society begin valuing being polite over protecting our right to know what we are feeding our kids?
Most importantly, when did you become afraid of the very government designed to serve you? Or maybe you think your friends online will be shocked and upset with you for speaking out.
On the radio and online Food Nation Radio Network will continue to demand changes and disclosure about our food supply.
We’ve been called lots of names over the past few years and we wouldn’t do what we do if we allowed buzzing mosquitoes on the net to affect our positions. Besides, “insolent” has a nice ring to it.
See you on the radio.
Elizabeth Dougherty has been a food writer for over 10 years, attended culinary school and holds a Bachelor’s degree, Magna Cum Laude in Hospitality, Business and Labor Relations from NYIT. She has been a talk show host of nearly 200 episodes of Food Nation Radio which airs each Saturday afternoon at 4 on WWBA AM820 News and other stations. You can read her articles and hear previous shows on her podcast page on the Food Nation Radio Network website and on Facebook.