Thursday, May 30, 2013

A Beginner's Guide To Boycotting Monsanto

Mikael Thalen
Activist Post

After the worldwide March Against Monsanto last Saturday that saw over 2 million protesters in more than 52 different countries, the awareness of Monsanto’s genetically modified and pesticide laden food is at an all time high. Increasing numbers of people are looking to not only avoid Monsanto but to get healthier in the process. Here are 5 ways to do just that.

1. Support Local Organic Farmers!

The absolute best thing you can do to boycott Monsanto is to support your local organic farmers by purchasing their products or even offering to lend a helping hand. Many people are amazed to learn that they have lived next to an organic family farm for years without knowing it. Some farms may even offer you free food in exchange for help. Remember to always ask if their foods are non-GMO.

Learn More: 20 Places To Find Local Food And Family Farms Near You

2. Buycott

The smartphone app “Buycott” allows consumers to scan food barcodes to figure out if that particular company supports many different causes including GMO labeling. This is a quick and easy way to hit Monsanto where it hurts by refusing to purchase their products or support companies who opposed labeling while getting healthier food in the process. Other campaigns allow you to support companies who share your views on several issues including civil rights and education.

Download The App


Other Must Have Food Apps:

Fooducate – Lose weight, eat real food, and track your progress. Fooducate grades your food, explains what’s really inside each product, and offers healthier alternatives. It has the largest database of UPCs – over 200,000 unique products and growing.

3. Support Non-GMO Project Companies

“The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit organization committed to preserving and building the non-GMO food supply, educating consumers, and providing verified non-GMO choices.” Support companies who choose to voluntarily have their food tested and approved as non-GMO.

Learn More: Non-GMO Project

4. Drink Almond Milk!

Unless you are receiving raw milk from a local farm, milk should be avoided for several reasons. Contrary to popular belief, pasteurized milk kills almost all beneficial stomach bacteria that promotes healthy digestion. Although many companies have stopped the use of injecting cows with Monsanto’s genetically engineered bovine growth hormone (rBGH), which has been linked to many health issues including cancer, cleaner calcium rich drinks are available. Blue Diamond's Non-Dairy Almond Breeze Unsweetened Almond Milk not only contains twice as much calcium, but Blue Diamond is also a supporter of GMO labeling and awareness.

5. Join A Food Cooperative

A Food cooperative or food co-op is a voluntary organization comprised of individuals who work together for mutual benefit, similar to what you would see with several friends sharing an apartment to decrease rent. This is not only a great way to help your local community but also a great way to decrease your food bill while getting healthier.

Find A Co-Op Near You:

Coop Directory Listing
Local Harvest


Mikael Thalen is the new head writer for Secretsofthefed.com where this article first appeared. His articles have been featured on sites such as Infowars, Natural News and Occupy Monsanto. During his time at Examiner.com, he was frequently ranked the number one political writer.



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12 comments:

Anonymous said...

I see you have drinking almond milk as an alternative to pasteurized milk, but most almond milk contains Carrageenan which has been found to cause inflammation of the colon as well as other damaging health problems. Not only that, but Carrageenan crops have been found invading and killing entire coral reef colonies.
Please let me know if you know of any almond milk brands that do not contain carrageenan.

Anonymous said...

trying to avoid carrageenan, I've been dismayed over "organic" brands that use it. Solution: make your own, it costs less over the long run, all one really needs are air tight jars, a couple of nut milk bags, and it basically works the same as for rice milk, hemp milk, and even organic soy milk.

Dan Dettmann said...

Blue Diamond's Almond Breeze contains Carrageenan...a gnarly substance that shouldn't be legalized for a food product.
But I have discovered two other brands that do NOT contain Carrageenan.
Silk Pure Almond does NOT contain Carrageenan nor does Simple Truth Almond Milk.
I did not see any ingredients in the Silk brand that were of any health concern but have not fully investigated the Simple Truth brand yet.
Shame on Blue Diamond for adding such a nasty substance to their supposed healthy drink as an emulsifier.

Anonymous said...

You can not get organic almond milk.

Clare T said...

http://www.buzzfeed.com/food52/how-to-make-diy-almond-milk

make your own almond milk

Anonymous said...

Support local organic farmers and also start growing your own food! Americans have these big yards that could yield much food and get the kids involved! Share harvest with your neighbors! Let us help each other!

Anonymous said...

Wake up sheeple. A boycott? They will just laugh and it will remain business as usual. What the people need to do is start filing law suits and criminal charges against United Grocers, all the major grocery stores and the food industry for conspiracy to commit murder and genocide by stocking and selling this GMO poison and unlabeled foods.

Anonymous said...

I agree that the time for boycotts and demanding labels is in the past. Keeping up these actions but apply more pressure in other areas as well. Instead of labels demand a total ban until some honest research is published without alterations or exemptions. The FDA or Monsta should not be their own watchdog, they fail dismally with such tasks, preferring to use part of the massive profits to spread lies and more lies. Money is spent greasing palms and cover ups and fake research.
It's not about labels it's about survival.

GB said...

I don's know how much Blue Diamond is in for GMO awareness and labeling. Maybe their almond milk doesn't have GMOs, but the rest of their products like trail mixes, ALL have GMOs. I don't think they would use different almonds in one and the other?

Anonymous said...

Almond milk is just Almonds and water people. Find a tree

Anonymous said...

Why almond milk? Find unpasteurized cow milk. Make sure cows are grass and organic fed. If you feel unsafe about non pasteurized boil it.

Anonymous said...

check out this anti gmo tees
http://www.alternativeway.net/search?type=product&q=gmo

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