GMOs and You with Diana Reeves
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GMO (Genetically modified organisms) foods are plants modified through gene splicing techniques. When they were first introduced, it was thought that they would solve the world’s hunger problems, although this has now proven not to be the case. With the emergence of weeds and bugs that are resistant to these modified seeds, farmers are now having to use special pesticides to save their crops. The safety of theses foods hasn’t been proven, and new studies are linking them to a growing number of health problems. Most developed nations require these foods to be labeled at the very least, but in North America, we do not. Dr. Risk will be speaking with Diana Reeves, founder of www.gmofreeusa.org to discuss the growing movement to label GMOs and the basic right to chose what is in your food.
Dr. Risk’s Thoughts
I can’t stress how important this topic is. The evidence is mounting, and there seems to be so much need for change and regulation. I have eaten organic and non-GMO for years, and I know that this has helped me incredibly. When you are starting your health journey, it always has to start with food. This is your fuel, your energy and your life force. If you fail here, you can spend thousands of dollars elsewhere and not get very far. It is so important that we work to change the amount of diet toxicity so that our society can become healthier and happier.
Diana Reeves, a Connecticut mom-turned-activist, founded GMO Free USA in response to a failed initiative to label genetically engineered foods in her home state in May 2012. Diana was a CPA on the fast track at a major accounting firm when her firstborn son was diagnosed with cancer at the age of two. She walked away from her career to take care of him and became a stay at home mom. Her son died before he turned five and she has since raised three children. After Diana’s family developed autoimmune disease and other health problems, she began to learn about the connections between these illnesses and genetically engineered foods. Her family’s health-related challenges, her lack of tolerance for putting children at risk and her anger with untested and unlabeled GMOs have instigated her passion to bring positive change to our broken food system.
Diana is the recipient of the Healthy Child Healthy World 2013 Mom on a Mission Award. She is a member of the Steering Committee of the GMO Free Global Coalition and Co-chair of the GMO Action Alliance.