If I met Gwyneth Paltrow in person, she and I would practically be besties. Well, maybe that’s a tad of an overstatement. I wouldn’t want to give the impression that I have stalker tendencies. Those are reserved for the ilk of my psycho-ex 3; a story I’ll save for another blog. No, I’m simply referring to the respect and admiration I have for the Shakespeare in Love & Iron Man series star turned fempreneur mogul. I actually have never met Gwyneth, but came close when I attended what I call the inspirational-estrogen-fest aka BlogHer ’15 convention. There were many memorable moments at this summer’s conference, but one of my favorites was hearing Gwyneth Paltrow’s keynote address to the 3,000+ female bloggers present in the NYC midtown Hilton. I am impressed with Gwyneth, not just because of her prodigious talent, her company Goop, or her basic “I-take-no-S#*T-from-anyone” empowered attitude. I am a true fan of hers because of her positions & opinions as a holistically oriented mama. And I think Gwyneth gets where I am coming from because when I wrote about, and tagged her on Instagram, she actually responded with an emoticon! Yes, SHE did – not someone on her behalf – and it wasn’t just a smiley face. It was the kind of emoticon you’d have to search for because it was a more elaborate representation of her approval and acknowledgment of what I had posted. How cool is THAT?! So that’s why I have decided, if she and I were to meet in person, I’m sure we’d be besties . . . or at least we’d have a lot in common. In fact, I’m sure you would get along well too. (Here is where the head scratching commences.) What do you and Gwyneth Paltrow have in common? A LOT if you’re one of the concerned Americans who is choosing to bring in the light and fight “the DARK Act”. What is that, you might ask? You can visit justlabelit.org for more info. but here is the short version:
Congress is considering the Deny Americans the Right to Know – or DARK – Act, which would block all states from requiring labeling of genetically engineered foods.
Big Food lobbyists – including the industry front group Grocery Manufacturers Association – are pulling out all the stops to get this bill passed. I just added my name asking my representative to oppose this reprehensible bill (yes, “reprehensible” really is the right word).
Please drop me an email: Shira@ShiraAdler.com to ask me more about this if you’re unfamiliar with the topic. If you HAVE heard about it, then read and sign here!
If you want to learn more about GMOs or do your own research, start by visiting my website and check out the resources I have listed on my homepage about GMOs, Monsanto and food culture in general. Don’t be fooled. GMOs aren’t about feeding the world, or good science . . . the more you research, the more you’ll know. And even if there were an upside to GMOs, hiding them or altering our food without allowing us – the consumers – the right to know and choose if we are selecting products and produce that are GMOfree is the highest form of unethical behavior in my book.
It’s my body, my kids, and my right to know what I choose to eat, and feed my family. Gwyneth agrees with me. I am pretty sure you will too.
So thank you for caring and SHARING! Every voice and vote counts. PLEASE do your part, and help get the word out.