– From Dr. Mercola’s website, one of the leading health websites in the country:
“Whole Foods recently announced the health food giant will make labeling of genetically engineered (GE) ingredients mandatory in its American and Canadian stores by 2018.
Organic Consumers Association Calls on Whole Foods to Move Up Labeling Timeline
Dave Murphy, founder and executive director of Food Democracy Now! who served as co-chair of Prop 37, has criticized Whole Foods timeline, saying Americans need labeling of GMO foods today, not five years down the road,6 adding that had they supported Prop 37 sooner, Americans may have labeling right now.
Washington’s I-522 is expected to pass in November 2013, becoming the first statewide mandatory GMO labeling law. The law establishes July 2015 as the deadline for compliance. Whole Foods Markets already complies with the U.K.’s mandatory GMO labeling law in its seven stores in that country. Whole Foods came under fire last year when the company dragged its feet in supporting Proposition 37, California’s Right to Know GMO Labeling citizens’ initiative. In October, CEO John Mackey confirmed in a blog post that Whole Foods stores knowingly sell Monsanto’s genetically modified corn, without labeling it.
2. “Ron Finley: A guerilla gardener in South Central LA”
Mr. Finley wisely states in his report on TED:
“Free is not sustainable”
“Ron Finley plants vegetable gardens in South Central LA — in abandoned lots, traffic medians, along the curbs. Why? For fun, for defiance, for beauty and to offer some alternative to fast food in a community where “the drive-thrus are killing more people than the drive-bys.”
Ron Finley grows a nourishing food culture in South Central L.A.s food desert by planting the seeds and tools for healthy eating.”
“Ron Finley grows a nourishing food culture in South Central L.A.s food desert by planting the seeds and tools for healthy eating.
Why you should listen to him:”