Rachel Parent ~ GMOs Kids Right To Know – JUST LABEL IT!
Publishers Note: Thanks, so much for your GREAT efforts Rachel - to help Educate Us ALL!
- John Malloy, Publisher of The Canadian
ABOUT RACHEL PARENT:
From a very young age Rachel showed true compassion for the protection of animals, she also attended a small school that nurtured and encouraged caring for others by performing for the less fortunate, and elderly, including singing and playing guitar with the York Region Police choir.
When Rachel was 12 years old, she had to do a speech for all the students at her School in Aurora, on a topic that would be of interest to her. Rachel struggled trying to decide among topics such as GMOs, Animal Cruelty, Poverty in Canada and Global Deforestation. She decided on GMOs because of the opportunity to change so many lives, to better everyone’s health, and help improve our overburdened health care system. Rachel understood that GMOs are affecting the entire planet, from humans to bees, the earth, and kids’ futures. The topic of GMOs was a natural choice, as the situation was urgent and needed immediate attention. She won a medal for her speech.
Rachel then went on to prepare a speech for a live audience at a Right to Know event in Toronto and created a video which was posted to YouTube, urgently warning children about the dangers of GMOs. One of her last projects included the baking of a massive 48” fresh apple pie, made without GMO Ingredients, which she brought to St James Park to share with those less fortunate. Rachel is also engaged in various activities, such as voiceover classes, guitar, dance and every year she attends an animal sanctuary rescue camp, to help with the care of tigers, monkey’s and lemurs.
For Rachel the GMO topic is personal as she has in the past traveled to Northern areas of South America, and Brazil’s Amazon, sensitive areas that are now being devastated for the planting of GM Soy.
GMOs Kids Right to Know Walk – Video from the Walk on Nov. 3
This one minute video is an overview of Rachel Parent, the 13 year old girl who lead a GMOs Kids Right to Know Walk on November 3rd in Toronto, to bring awareness to people and the Canadian government to add food labels to Canadian food supply that lets people know if the ingredients contain Genetically Modified Organisms or GMO’s. Also featured in this video with Rachel is Julie Daniluk.
To take action:
- Write to the Minister of Agriculture instantly and let them know your thoughts about GMO Alfalfa here: www.cban.ca/content/view/full/997
- Visit: www.facebook.com/MillionsAgainstMonsantoToronto
- Ask Rachel to speak at your school or environmental event
- Look for and buy ‘Non-GMO project’ labeled grocery items
- Ask your supermarket if they sell GMO sweet corn and tell the supermarket manager your concerns as they report back to upper management!
- In Canada there is currently a private member’s bill C-257 introduced by the NDP (recently read at Parliament) to require mandatory GMO labeling. Click on the Demand GMO Labelling in Canada image below!
Bring Mandatory GMO Labeling To Canada – SIGN THE PETITION!
In Canada, there is currently a private member’s bill C-257 introduced by NDP (recently had its first reading in Parliament) to require mandatory GMO labeling RIGHT HERE IN THIS COUNTRY. All Canadians need to show support for this Bill. We need an equivalent Prop 37 marketing campaign! Email Gerry Ritz, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-food, to express your support of Bill C-257 at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sign the petition here: www.avaaz.org/en/petition/Bring_Mandatory_GMO_Labeling_To_Canada
Please sign this petition, it is our turn now, to bring mandatory GMO Labeling to Canada – the future of food is in your hands.
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