Urgent – H.R. 1599 Deny Americans the Right to Know – Labels

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This is the “Mother of All Monsanto Protection Acts” which represents an outright attack on consumers rights, and on state governments that have historically held the right to pass food labeling laws.  H.R. 1599 makes no sense—unless you are Monsanto or one of many giant food corporations. This bill does everything to protect corporations, and nothing to protect consumers or public health.

The U.S. House of Representatives is poised to pass H.R. 1599, a deceitful, anti-consumer, anti-Democracy bill, on Thursday, July 23.

Our last hope of stopping this bill is to flood Congress with phone calls today and tomorrow. We need the phones ringing off the hook in the offices of every single member of the House. Please dial 1-202-224-3121 and ask to speak to your U.S. Representative TODAY. If the line is busy you can look up your Representative’s phone number here. Once you’re connected, ask your Representative to vote NO on H.R. 1599.

When you call, be sure to explain that you are a constituent, and that you want your Representative to OPPOSE H.R. 1599 because the bill falsely claims to provide a “science-based labeling standard,” when what it really does is give corporations the permanent right to deceive consumers about the ingredients in their food.

You can also tell your Representative that the recent declaration by the World Health Organization that glyphosate, the herbicide used on nearly 90 percent of GMO crops, is a human carcinogen makes it all the more critical that consumers be able to avoid foods containing GMOs if they so choose—and that a government-run voluntary labeling program just doesn’t cut it.

Please dial 1-202-224-3121 and ask to speak to your U.S. Representative TODAY. If the line is busy you can look up your Representative’s phone number here. Once you’re connected, ask your Representative to vote NO on H.R. 1599.”

Please call your Representative TODAY. Thank you!

 

Repel Mosquitos Naturally

 

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There’s nothing worse than watching the sun go down on a lovely day and then being attacked by mosquitos. In the Northeast, we live for summer. And spending as much time out in nature is probably what the founding fathers referred to as the “pursuit of happiness.”

The pesticides industry claims that DEET is relatively harmless, however it’s been shown to be extremely powerful and toxic. The nervous system is particularly at risk and DEET has been known to cause seizures as well as other health related concerns. Children are particularly susceptible.

I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to choose between toxic commercial bug sprays and the diseases carried by mosquitos.

Essential oils may be the answer to this dilemma. They’re safe, natural and effective. They’re also economical. A bottle of essential oil will last much longer than a bottle of bug spray and most oils have multiple uses.

Quality is important to me. I don’t want to replace one chemical with another, so we use TerraShield by doTERRA. It’s a perfect blend of mosquito repellent. It has 15 different oils including lemon, eucalyptus, citronella and lemon grass. And every oil that doTERRA sells goes through extensive third party testing for purity. They are the only company with the designation Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils.

The best way to apply is to add 15-30 drops of TerraShield to four ounces of water and 4 ounces of either witch hazel or alcohol (unflavored vodka works best). Put in a spray bottle and apply liberally. Glass or metal bottles seem to work best because citrus oils can be corrosive to plastic. Having said that, I’ve used plastic in a pinch.

For more information on healthy living using essential oils, click healthy living.

What’s your outdoor tip for warding off mosquitos? Share it here!