Call On the Administration to Investigate Food Prices and Agriculture
President Obama’s antitrust chief, Christine Varney, has promised rigorous enforcement of antitrust law with a special focus on the agricultural sector. Agrichemical corporation, Monsanto, controls 90% of soy, 65% of corn and 70% of the cotton seed markets which may not be in the best interest of farmers or consumers. Please encourage Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust, Christine Varney to look into this and consider sending her a quick email. Learn more!
Do Your Thing!
At Do Something, you get to pick your thing! And although the site is designed to get teenagers to do something off line, it can inspire the teen in all of us! So I invite you to learn more and volunteer. What’s Your Thing? Learn More!
Help Get Chemical-Free Milk into our Schools
Lunchtime at school means milk. 15% of all dairies in the US still inject their cows with the synthetic growth hormone called recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH). As I highlight in my book, rBGH is hazardous as it causes udder infections and numerous other ailments that requite a cocktail of antibiotics to keep the cows healthy enough to be producing milk. As consumers of milk, we are essentially ingesting the growth hormones and antibiotics too.
School districts around the country have successfully built artificial hormone-free milk into their nutrition programs, but not all districts know it is a choice. Learn about cost-free ways that you can bring this healthy choice to your lunchroom, at work or at school. Find out more.
Kid-Safe Chemicals Act
When I learned that babies are born “pre-polluted” with as many as 300 industrial chemicals in their bodies when they enter the world, it was heart breaking. This pollution in people is the direct result of a statute that does not require chemicals to be proven safe to get on the market, or stay on the market, and science is pointing to the role that these chemicals are playing in disease.
Fortunately, I learned that a lot is being done to protect the health of our children from these chemicals. Find out more.
Send a Letter to Kraft
In 2008, Kraft removed artificial colorings, like yellow #5, and chemical sweeteners, like aspartame, from the products that they distribute in Europe, Australia, and other developed countries due to consumer concern over scientific studies that link these synthetic ingredients to hyperactivity and asthma in children. But, they haven’t done the same thing here in the U.S.
I invite you to join me in sending a letter to Kraft’s CEO, Irene Rosenthal, a mother of two grown daughters, requesting they remove these same ingredients from their products here. It’s time that Kraft value our children as highly as they value the children in other countries! Learn More!
Ask Congress to Close the Loophole
Join others in our simple request to amend the Toxic Substances Control Act to phase out the use of mercury in the manufacture of chlorine and caustic soda, and for other purposes, as concern grows over its impact on the developing immune systems of babies and children. Learn more.