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How the Food Movement Is Gaining Strength

From rural farms to urban dinner plates, from grocery store shelves to state ballot boxes, ever more people are finding their voices and taking action.

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Sign petitions for GMO labeling. Want to work for policy change? A team of organizations, led by Care2 and the Food Revolution Network, have  launched a petition demanding that Congress label GMOs, and it has already generated more than 65,000 signatures. And last year's  JustLabelIt petition to the FDA, which generated more than 1.3 million signatures, is being revived in hopes that the  FDA might eventually dig itself out of Monsanto's back pocket.

Get politically engaged. For the passionate activist, there's always more you can do, like lobbying your member of Congress, your mayor, your governor, your local media outlets, or your relatives. You can also join the Humane Society's  campaign for farm animal protection, or Farm Sanctuary's work for  animal welfare legislation.

Get engaged and informed. For a directory of organizations working for healthy, sustainable and humane food, as well as free access to dozens of cutting edge articles and tools to help you make a difference, you can  join the Food Revolution Network. Or check out the newly released 25th anniversary edition of  Diet for a New America, the book that helped to launch the modern food movement.

Big agribusiness would probably like us all to sit alone in the dark, munching on highly processed, genetically engineered, chemical-laden, pesticide-contaminated pseudo-foods. But the tide of history is turning, and regardless of how much they spend attempting to maintain their hold on our food systems, more and more people are saying No to foods that lead to illness, and YES to foods that help us heal.

This story first appeared on the Huffington Post.

Ocean Robbins is founder and co-host (with best-selling author John Robbins) of the 85,000+ member Food Revolution Network, an initiative to help you heal your body, and your world... with food. Find out more and sign up here.

 
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