190: Moms Across America
with Zen Honeycutt
Zen Honeycutt is—ﬁrst and foremost—a mom. She is also an activist, speaker, author, founding executive director of Moms Across America; the 501c3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to educate and empower mothers and other with actions and solutions to create healthy communities. Their motto is “Empowered Moms, Healthy Kids”.
In this episode, Zen talks about the many hidden ways large corporations are able to sneak GMO's into our foods. She also quotes a few peer-reviewed studies that show the harm these chemicals not only cause our bodies, but our hypothetical childrens' bodies, and offers solutions on how to avoid them, regardless of your budget.
More Moms Across America:
Moms Across America is a National Coalition of Unstoppable Moms. Their motto is "Empowered Moms, Healthy Kids."
They will do this by doing what they do best, CARING about our families and community and SHARING with them about food, GMOs, PESTICIDES and health. They have an opportunity to bring awareness about health issues to neighbors, communities and nation and stand together, thousands in our hometowns and million nationally, empowered and unified, for their kids' healthy future.
Here's a segment from Mom's Across America:
Who? Moms! Because we buy 85% of the food! It's up to us! If we don't buy it, they can't sell it! Plus, Moms are unstoppable and our only special interest is our family. Moms across America have seen rising health risks associated with toxins in our environment, especially in the food we feed our children. We want the ability to know what is in our food to care best for our families. We also invite EVERYONE to join us! This movement is not just for Moms, we need everyone!!
Why? Avoiding GMOs and toxic pesticides has been reported to improve health in families across the country. By raising awareness about GMOs and chemical farming, we improve the health of our community, increase the prosperity of our country and support future generations.
How? Create an event to educate your neighbors about health issues such as GMOs or pesticides/herbicides. If just one MOM shares about GMOs with 10 Moms, who all share with 5 Moms, and each of those share with 5 Moms, who share with 5...that one Mom, YOU will have reached 1270 Moms in your town! We can reach millions together! WE CAN DO THIS! These are OUR children, this is our country and it is our RIGHT to take care of our families' nutrition fully informed. Tell all those you care about--your yoga class, your women's circle, your book club--get everyone on board! Host a movie night, potluck or Meetup! Join into your local parade, have a booth or walk through a street fair, pass out flyers at a farmer's market, or just leave flyers at your library.
Where? If there's no event near you, then you have an opportunity to be a catalyst for change by creating one and getting Moms nearby to join in. It's as easy as hosting a movie night. Check out our film page under "about" for great ways to share informational movies with your friends and start a conversation.
When? NOW! 62 other countries have either labeled or banned GMOs. 34 countries ban or restrict glyphosate. Why not America? Let's raise awareness and create change. Each of us has the power and together we are unstoppable!!
We want safe, healthy food and honest labeling NOW! We want Glyphosate/Round UP banned NOW! We want toxic pesticide/herbicide free neighborhoods! Because We Said So! Join us in parades or other events this year, reaching millions of people directly and tens of millions more through their families and media. Be a part of history and make America even greater!