Moms for Transparency in Labeling Twitter Party Sept. 12th

What are you feeding your family? If you shop at a conventional grocery store, you actually have no idea.

Over 70% or more of the groceries in the supermarket are made from genetically modified foods. They were created in a laboratory. The seeds that became soy or corn are both a poison AND a food. They aren’t really “natural.” Do you want to know where they are?

Let’s LABEL them.

It took close to one million signatures to get The CA Right to Know Labeling GMOs initiative on the California ballot, but it’s going to take ONE MILLION MORE to support it nationwide for it to become a reality–write, vote, & give.

As a mother, do you feel like you have the right to know what you are feeding your family? Do you have the right to know what is in your food? If you are for transparency in food labeling, then join us on Wednesday, September 12 at 10pm EST (7pm PST) for the Moms for Transparency in Labeling Twitter Party to Label GMOs. Let’s talk about why transparency in food is so important. Let’s protect our families.

Join us for a Twitter Party about Labeling GMOs
Who: @CARighttoknow & @CARighttoknowPR
When: Wednesday, September 12th
Time: 10-11pm EST AND 7-8pm PST
Hashtags: #yeson37 #LabelGMOs



Here are some facts:

    • Studies suggest that GMOs can cause allergies and other significant health risks, such as toxicity to the liver or kidney
    • Infants and children are more sensitive to chemicals and toxins than adults
    • Since genetically modified foods were introduced into the food supply the following childhood diseases have increased significantly according to Healthy Child Healthy World
    • Allergies in children are up by 400%
    • Asthma in children are up by 300%
    • ADHD in children is up by 400%
    • Autism in children is up by 1,500%
    • Bt-toxin from GM corn was found in about 93% of pregnant women and 80% of their unborn
    • Herbicide tolerant GMOs have toxins in them which are associated with causing the following diseases in children: birth defects, cancer, hormone disruption, etc.
    • Genetically engineered crops can cause environmental problems such as increased pesticide use, weed resistance, unintentional contamination of non-GMO crops, and harm to bees and other wildlife

About Prop 37.

  • Prop 37 if passed in California will require packaged food companies to label whether they have genetically modified food in their products by January of 2014
  • Prop 37 will allow moms to make more educated decisions about what they feed their family

Even if you don’t live in California, the actions you take online can directly impact whether you get labeling in the grocery store in your state. California is a trend setter and the 8th largest economy in the world. If you help us create awareness about labeling, it’s likely to get rolled out in your grocery store after January 2014.

We have the support of some amazing moms for this party. Each one wants to see more transparency in food labeling.

Panelists:
@Bookiebooo–Hostess with the Mostess
@CARighttoknow–Campaign
@CARighttoknowPR–campaign
@JessicaGottlieb–mom
@Savorthethyme–mom
@Phdinparenting–mom
@Cecilyk–mom
@TypeAmom–mom
@LisaJohnson–mom
@RealLifeSarah–mom
@StacieinAtlanta–mom
@Bloggymoms–mom
@Selfishmom–mom
@Redneckmommy–mom
@MommyNaniBooboo–mom
@RoniNoone–mom
@JoLynneS–mom
@Whatsthatsmell–mom
@ConsumerQueen–mom
@AskWifey–mom
@Linda_Sellers–mom
@TheGoToMom–mom
@MYGoMom–mom
@SAuerswald–mom
@YvonneInLA–mom
@Purenaturaldiva–mom
@BruceSallan–dad
@DagmarBleasdale–mom
@princesstimetoy–mom
@Miscfinds4u–mom
@ConnieFoggles–mom
@KadiPrescott–mom
@techmom–mom
@the818–mom

Giveaways: 

1. Natures Path- VIP gift basket (1 winner)
2. Beanitos- Variety pack of Beanitos GMO free chips (3 winners)
3. The War On Bugs books by Farmer Dr. Will Allen (3 winners)
4. Hawaiian Ola- VIP gift basket (1 winner)
5. Organic Consumers Association T-Shirts (2 winners)
6. Yes On 37 get active pack (2 winners)
7. Choose Your Freedom T Shirts (2 winners)
8. Millions Against Monsanto Bumper Stickers (5 winners)
9. Food Democracy Now T-shirt (1 winner)
10. Whole Soy & Company gift baskets (2 winners)
11. The Fresh 20 Annual Meal Plan Subscription (1 winner)

If your company would like to donate a basket, email me at bookieboo78 (at) gmail (dot) com

(This list will be updated soon)

 

How to Enter Giveaways:

You can win two different ways: (1) people at party will be chosen at random based on tweets. So basically the more you tweet during the party, the more likely you are to win. (2) people will be selected at random here on the site based on comment entries, so leave a comment for EACH entry.

(Don’t forget to comment for every entry please)

1. Tweet this message (1 entry):

2NITE: Join Moms 4 Transparency in Labeling. Learn about the #LabelGMOs movement 10-11pm EST, http://bit.ly/Ovt5LG  #Yeson37

OR

2NITE: What R we feeding our kids? Learn abt #LabelGMOs at  @CARighttoknow Twitter Party 10pm EST, http://bit.ly/Ovt5LG #Yeson37

2. Facebook this message (1 entry):

3. Join the Evangelist Team to continue supporting us online (5 entries)

4. Donate to the campaign (10 entries)

5. Follow CARighttoKnow on Facebook (1 entry)

6. Follow Mamavation on Facebook (1 entry)

 

Please RSVP for the twitter party by inserting your blog or twitter profile link below.

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Leah Segedie is the Founder of Mamavation and Bookieboo, a blogger network. After losing over 100 lbs, she started a career mentoring women in health and since then has assisted in over 3,500 lbs lost via the Mamavation community. Leah and her work has been mentioned in Ladies Home Journal, Reader's Digest, Fitness, Women's Day, CNN, ABC, CBS, the O'Reilly Factor, AOL, Entrepreneur, and Yahoo to name a few. She works from home in her fuzzy slippers.
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Comments

  1. wouldn’t miss it for the world!

  2. I follow Mamavation on Facebook.

  3. I follow CARighttoKnow on Facebook

  4. Sarah Pinnix says:

    Im really excited about this conversation, Leah. Thank you for bringing attention to the issue. How can we make decisions if we don’t know what’s in the food?

  5. Jeanette E. says:

    I’m Linked!! Can’t wait!

  6. Should be good!

  7. I might be a little late because that is when I put the baby down (I am on PST) but I am looking forward to it!

  8. I will support this in any way I can. If you don’t see me at the party, ping me!! LOL

    I thought it was interesting that allergies were listed as a symptom of GMO foods. I’m allergic to corn, but don’t remember having breakouts and bad symptoms as a child. I’m wondering if this had to do with my family growing most of their own food (heirloom varieties whenever possible) and then our big move across the country (less time for gardening) around the same time I started spending more time away from home and eating out or more store bought foods??? My heart racing episodes and rashes started the same year we moved. So so so interesting!

    Could it be I’m just allergic to GMO Corn???

    Also, so tickled to see Beanitos listed as a gift basket. I LOVE their chips and order them by the case. :-)

  9. I tweeted about the party.
    https://twitter.com/missorganicRD/status/241234021420527616

    I am really looking forward to it. Prop. 37 needs all the support it can get, especially with all the big food companies putting so much money into trying to defeat it.

  10. I shared about your twitter party on my facebook page.

    facebook.com/HealthyKitchenGuide/posts/149560235182625

  11. I signed up for the evangelist team.

  12. spreading the word: tweeted message: https://twitter.com/kymnasium/status/241595109836201984

  13. shared on fb :)

  14. oops would help with the link lol my bad https://www.facebook.com/kymi.adams/posts/353746954706725

  15. I follow CARighttoknow on Fb (kymi adams)

  16. I am so in!

  17. jeannine s (@mellanhead) says:
  18. I like CA Right to Know on FB.

  19. Linked up, yo!

  20. joined Evangelist Team

  21. Follow CARIghtToKnow

  22. follow Mamavation

  23. Like Mamavation on FB (Kristin K).

  24. Deb Anderson says:
  25. Deb Anderson says:

    Follow Mamavation on Facebook

  26. Mary C. (@swtthing3) says:

    RSVP’d! See you there… Thank you for all you are doing to promote Transparency In Labeling in CA and nationwide! #Yeson37 !!!

  27. kymi (@kymnasium) says:
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  30. Mary C. (@swtthing3) says:
  31. Mary C. (@swtthing3) says:
  32. Mary C. (@swtthing3) says:
  33. Next time, consider me as a panelist for this kind of party. I’m passionately against GMO and have blogged about the dangers of it many times.

    http://dagmarbleasdale.com/2012/03/the-danger-of-gmo-and-why-i-now-only-buy-organic-food/

  34. tweeted!

  35. @jennaandenvy says:
  36. I’m in!

  37. I’m not sure where to post this but I’m shooting my own “Yes on 37″ commercial ad this Thursday, September 6 at 8pm in Santa Barbara, CA. I have one scene in a store here and the store has graciously allowed the use of their facilities. I need a family for this scene. A mom… a dad… that have kids. They need to be able to act a little. It would be great if they understood prop 37 a little bit but not necessary. There is not much in dialog, but must be able to act. If anyone knows someone or knows someone who may know someone, please have them email me. sbsurfguy101@gmail.com

    Thank you.

  38. Desiree S. says:
  39. Desiree S. says:

    following Mamavation on facebook!

  40. This will be my first ever Twitter Party–looking forward to it!

  41. Will get the word out. this is an important issue!

  42. Jennifer Reda says:
  43. Mary C.(@swtthing3) says:
  44. Mary C. (@swtthing3) says:
  45. Ria R/@mwill1980 says:

    Really looking forward to learning some things from this party and the great hosts n companies.

  46. Mary C. (@swtthing3) says:
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  48. Mary C. (@swtthing3) says:
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  50. jeannine s (@mellanhead) says:
  51. Mary C. (@swtthing3) says:
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  53. jeannine s (@mellanhead) says:
  54. jeannine s (@mellanhead) says:
  55. Follow Mamavation on FB

    wendy cray kaufman

  56. I’m in Oregon and support GMO in CA and ALL U.S. States!

    Party tweet:
    https://twitter.com/AnnAgain66/status/245208434335698946

  57. I am following CA Right to Know on Facebook.

    Ann Harrison
    Ann Again and again Reviews

  58. Yay! I get to be here for this because we don’t have sports on Wednesdays! My tweet: https://twitter.com/KadiPrescott/status/245209613417467904

  59. I follow Mamavation on Facebook.

    Ann Harrison
    Ann Again and again Reviews

  60. Follow CARighttoKnow on Facebook @Paulina Pawlak

  61. Follow Mamavation on Facebook @Paulina Pawlak

  62. jessiccaruffell says:

    I have been waiting for a proposition like this ever since I became a mother.These regulations should already be a part of product packaging. It is pretty sad that we as a nation are dragging our feet on this. I say lets go 37!!!! REMEMBER …YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT!

  63. TWEET TWEET – Very important issue. Hope my kids go to sleep so I can join you all!

    https://twitter.com/McKinneyMommas/status/245230672841695232

  64. Joined the Evangelist Team previously! [mckinneymommas at yahoo dot com]

  65. Following CARighttoKnow on Facebook (McKinney Mommas)

  66. Following Mamavation on Facebook !

  67. jeannine s (@mellanhead) says:
  68. Shared the message via FB page.

  69. Signed up to join the Bloggers Team!

  70. Following Mamavation on FB.

  71. Following CARightToKnow on FB.

  72. Michelle Verdi (@GratefulHoops) says:

    following CARighttoKnow on facebook

  73. Michelle Verdi (@GratefulHoops) says:

    following Mamavation on facebook

  74. Mary C. (@swtthing3) says:
  75. Mary C. (@swtthing3) says:
  76. Mary C. (@swtthing3) says:

    I’m following CARighttoKnow on Facebook as Mary Pope Cummings.

  77. Mary C. (@swtthing3) says:

    I’m following Mamavation on FB as Mary Pope Cummings.

  78. jeannine s (@mellanhead) says:
  79. Mary C. (@swtthing3) says:
  80. Mary C. (@swtthing3) says:
  81. Davia Gorman says:

    Im so intriqued and excited about this

  82. jeannine s (@mellanhead) says:
  83. Deb Anderson says:
  84. Michelle Verdi (@GratefulHoops) says:
  85. Follow Mamavation on Facebook- Donna Culbreth

  86. Follow CARighttoKnow on Facebook -Donna Culbreth

  87. jeannine s (@mellanhead) says:
  88. I’m very much looking forward to connecting with like-minded peeps!

  89. I follow CARighttoKnow on FB

    facebook.com/zenimue

  90. Mary C. (@swtthing3) says:
  91. Mary C. (@swtthing3) says:
  92. Joined the evangelist team

  93. *liked* CARighttoKnow on FB

  94. *liked* Mamavation on FB

  95. This is an important topic…and the prizes are a bonus!

  96. Really looking forward to gathering more momentum for this important campaign to label GMOs. The fight against the other side is a big one but with bigtime mama motivation we have a better chance of making it happen!

  97. jeannine s (@mellanhead) says:
  98. Nicole B (@nikki2kids) says:
  99. Tweet: https://twitter.com/lifeonprint/status/ 245886511327899648

  100. tweet: https://twitter.com/lifeonprint/status/ 245887326239223808

  101. Joined the Evangelist Team!

  102. Mallory Bowling says:
  103. Followed CARighttoKnow on Facebook under Theresa J Gould.

  104. Following Mamavation on Facebook under Theresa J Gould.

  105. Mallory Bowling says:

    Joined the Evangelist team

  106. Joined the Evangelist Team to continue supporting the cause online.

  107. Follow CARighttoKnow on Facebook (Stacie B)

  108. Follow Mamavation on Facebook (Stacie B)

  109. jeannine s (@mellanhead) says:
  110. Suzanne Rogers says:

    Tweeted

  111. Suzanne Rogers says:
  112. Suzanne Rogers says:

    Like Mamavation on Facebook

  113. Suzanne Rogers says:

    Facebook message shared. https://www.facebook.com/SuzanneVRogers

  114. @ANNSTIPTOES says:
  115. I tweeted the requested message on Twitter at https://twitter.com/likwan/status/245947013634592768.

  116. I shared this giveaway on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/likwan/posts/10151061587427817.

  117. I follow CARighttoKnow on Facebook under the username likwan.

  118. I follow Mamavation on Facebook under the username likwan.

  119. Signed up to join the campaign.

  120. 2 Signed up to join the campaign.

  121. 3 Signed up to join the campaign.

  122. 4 Signed up to join the campaign.

  123. 5 Signed up to join the campaign.

  124. I donated to Yes on 37 (not sure how to prove this here but I have an email confirmation)

  125. I follow CA Right to Know on Facebook

  126. I’ve already joined the Evangelist Team!

    http://www.theeclecticelement.com

    #1

  127. I’ve already joined the Evangelist Team!

    http://www.theeclecticelement.com

    #2

  128. I’ve already joined the Evangelist Team!

    http://www.theeclecticelement.com

    #3

  129. I’ve already joined the Evangelist Team!

    http://www.theeclecticelement.com

    #4

  130. I’ve already joined the Evangelist Team!

    http://www.theeclecticelement.com

    #5

  131. I follow CARighttoKnow on Facebook under Kayla P.

  132. I follow Mamavation on Facebook under Kayla P.

  133. @jennaandenvy says:

    I RSVP’d

  134. @jennaandenvy says:
  135. @jennaandenvy says:

    Following CARight to know on Facebook’
    Jenna Sweeps

  136. @jennaandenvy says:

    Following Mamavation on Facebook

  137. This is a huge deal!! I am totally supporting it!! Tweeted, Followed, Facebooked.
    Look for me under
    The Get Fit Mom
    or
    Jessica S.

  138. I joined the Evangelist Team!

  139. jeannine s (@mellanhead) says:
  140. Mary C. (@swtthing3) says:
  141. Mary C. (@swtthing3) says:
  142. I signed up for the Right to Know

  143. Looking forward to it…

  144. jeannine s (@mellanhead) says:
  145. follow mamavation on facebook

  146. follow Carighttoknow on facebook

  147. Can’t wait to talk GMOs and Prop 37! What California decides will effect all of North America!

  148. Can’t wait!

  149. Sheila Vives says:

    @beadreamaker…sliding in a bit late

  150. Part of the Evangelist Team. (1)

  151. as moms we need to have a right to know what’s in our food!

  152. Part of the Evangelist Team. (2)

  153. Part of the Evangelist Team. (3)

  154. Part of the Evangelist Team. (4)

  155. Part of the Evangelist Team. (5)

  156. Following CARighttoKnow on Facebook

  157. Following Mamavation on Facebook

  158. Athena @RedQueen729 says:
  159. Athena @RedQueen729 says:
  160. Athena @RedQueen729 says:

    I like carighttoknow on facebook

  161. Athena @RedQueen729 says:

    like mamavation on facebook

  162. Follow Mamavation on Facebook

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