IT'S YOUR RIGHT -
BSC, CA – Back in the day the original mandate was, a) you have the right to know what is in your food, and b) you have the right as a consumer to healthy ingredients over corporate profits. The second part of this mandate was trickier, mainly due to the distance between the people who control those decisions and the people who consume, like cattle, hence the buying public. The middle cattle prod – Moms Across America. Read a label, thank a Mom.
This original mandate was and is a freedom, the freedom for you to be able to do the aforementioned things, especially from the giants. Pictured above are two label pictures taken just a few weeks ago, at a Ralph's showing Heinz products. When the Moms started, those labels didn't exist because the public didn't know and didn't care such things. I was one of those people.
Today I still run into people who either don't know or don't care. There will always be that. You just can't convince everyone of the truth, but that was never the purpose or plan. The plan was to reach the people on the inside. We wanted to reach the people inside the walls that we couldn't reach, face to face, and say, 'Hey, feed us the good stuff because we deserve this as people of a free society. We deserve this because we are people just like you. We want to know what's in our food.' Above and following are examples that show the companies heard and are hearing our voices. Now it is up to the people to act on the listed ingredients and improve their waist lines with more than nutrition.
I can talk this talk because I have walked the walk. I went from a size 38 waist to a 32 in six months with no special diet or exercise program. I don't own a car so walking is a part of my lifestyle. What I learned from my association with Moms Across America and label GMOs [tip o' the hat to John Diaz] led me read food labels and understand how the ingredients affected my body weight. Not watching commercial TV or cable helps with a clearer vision of the world, as does drinking purified, filtered water.
|At Occupy Los Angeles [overweight]|
It must be stated that I probably do the bare minimum of health maintenance for my body and mind, but the cannabis I imbibe is enhanced by the variety available at present in California. It ain't the same everywhere. Food and medicine are national products because everyone potentially needs them in mass appeal. The same isn't true for alcohol products which is why they vary from state to state.