When Kiera Butler went to Ghana to research what the farm education program 4-H was doing there, she found that it was working with the American seed company DuPont Pioneer to teach small farmers how to use high-yielding hybrid seeds. That’s part of her book, Raise: What 4-H Teaches Seven Million Kids and How Its Lessons Could Change Food and Farming Forever, and she published a story about it in Mother Jones titled: How America’s Favorite Baby-Goat Club Is Helping Big Ag Take Over Farming in Africa.
Offgrid Outpost, an online retailer of storable foods, survival tools and supplies, water filtration and storage systems, and solar panels, announces that it has transitioned its storable foods product line to only foods that contain no genetically modified organisms (commonly referred to as non GMO). Via its partnership with Legacy Premium Food Storage, Offgrid Outpost features only non-GMO storable foods, while still offering a 25-year shelf life and a wide variety of meal types.
I am a “food citizen” who has thankfully been given the opportunity to voice my opinion directly to the President of the United States and am petitioning this administration to take the necessary measures to ensure that GMO labeling will happen.