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Boycotting Hershey

You might know I’m a huge fan of Food Democracy Now. They’re an articulate organization devoted to exposing the tactics of Monsanto and Dow, et. al. They worked to support farmers attacked by Monsanto, whose agenda is to alter and control all the seed in the world. Food Democracy Now worked tirelessly for Proposition 37, […]

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Terrorism remembered in the U.S. today. Monsanto + Dow + USDA: stop food terrorism!

On this Sept. 11, America remembers this day we were all reeling from the devastation in New York City, Washington, D.C., and a field in Pennsylvania. My own brother was a Twin Towers survivor and has spoken many times in Sept. 11 commemorations. He was a Lehman Brothers banker, in NYC for three months of […]

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Finally a legislator is stepping up! . . . part 4 of 4

This is the email I received from my legislator, Rep. Steve Sandstrom (haven’t heard from Sen. John Valentine, president of the Senate, yet).   Write him at ssandstrom@utah.gov and tell him thanks and encouragement for his commitment to sponsor a bill to help our kids.   Robyn,   I would whole-heartedly support or sponsor such […]

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The letter I wrote my legislators re: junk food vending . . . part 3 of 4

  Feel free to leverage any part of this letter in your own effort to be heard on this important issue of our children being fed junk food in school, and even the districts making money on feeding the childhood obesity epidemic:   Hello Rep. Steve Sandstrom:   I’m one of your constituents in Lindon, […]

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Junk food vending in schools . . . Part 2 of 4

According to Ace Stryker of the Daily Herald, Child Nutrition Supervisor Jenilee McComb in Provo District is working on a policy for this fall that imposes a 300-calorie limit on vending machine goods.   This is well intentioned, but plenty of nutrition free, acidic, processed foods can be sold in portions lower than 300 calories. […]

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Schools complicit in crimes against children: junk-food vending… part 1 of 4

In July 20′s Daily Herald (Utah Valley), reporter Ace Stryker gives these infuriating statistics from a 2006 study by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where my home state of Utah leads the nation in these categories:   83 percent of Utah schools are selling chocolate in vending/school stores versus 40 percent nationwide   76 […]

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