Recently I wrote an article titled “How to Heal a Planet,” in which I stated:
Let’s say that we have found out that GMOs are killing us. If you don’t believe me, then please go here to do some research. So, we decide to eliminate them from our lives. After doing some digging, we find out that just about everything in the supermarket is GMO. We are surrounded. Not to be daunted, we forge ahead and start stripping our cupboards of anything we recognize to be GMO. A work in progress, as our knowledge increases. Good. One step at a time, and we are already feeling healthier, giving the finger to Monsanto, and sharing our experience with friends.
Then, just when we think that we’ve got the food thing about licked, it’s time to buy underwear. Yeah, the cotton kind. GMO underwear. Not only do they have us by the throat, but now they’ve got us by the chonies.
Well folks, as the digging goes deeper and the ways that we are quite literally being surrounded by the likes of Monsanto et. al. become increasingly apparent, I find that another bitter pill needs to be swallowed. Yes, Monsanto has been sitting right under my nose, in painfully plain sight, and if it had been a dog it would have bitten me.
Arch villain Monsanto, yes, the same Monsanto attempting to get into my chonies snuck up on me in the form of cotton t-shirts and thumbed its nose up at me right under my very own nose. Seemingly innocent cotton tees. You know, the kind worn just about everywhere on and off the ranch, used as shop rags, dust rags, and as emergency bandages.
We are surrounded. What to do? Well, for me the answer is that I’m not going to knowingly or willingly buy one more new thing to put on my body that has the Monsanto Seal of Approval unless I am backed in a corner buck naked. So, I shop at the Goodwill and look for places that have non-GMO apparel, and since just about everything made of cotton is GMO, and I just happen to love cotton, good luck with that.
At this point I would like to amend my previous statement in the “How to Heal a Planet” article to read, “Not only do they have us by the throat, but now they’ve got us by the chonies and have surrounded us by lurking in our drawers.”
Nick Brannigan and company to the rescue with a whole line of non-GMO cotton t-shirts with a message to Monsanto: Get out of our drawers!!!
Non GMO Apparel was started by non GMO advocate Nick Brannigan. Nick is the host of Health Conspiracy Radio and author of the free eBook, I’m Eating WHAT?!?: The Health Risks of Genetically Modified Food and 10 Real World Solutions to Avoid Them.
Nick started Non GMO Apparel as a way to show opposition to GMOs in public without speaking a word and, more importantly, to further withdraw support from Big Biotech. A lot of people know which food choices to make to “vote with their dollars”, but a lot of people have no idea that most clothing is made from GMO cotton. In fact, it never ceases to amaze Nick that non-profit groups who fight for a GMO free food supply offer shirts made with GMO cotton in exchange for donations! Literally, accepting money to stop GMOs by giving you a product that supports GMOs!
You also help the environment by purchasing Non GMO Apparel. Not only by not supporting Bt-cotton (which hurts bees and other insects) or Roundup Ready cotton (which supports the heavy use of glyphosate), but our inks are water based and safe enough to pour down the sink. Nick Brannigan
NONGMOAPPAREL.com is the name, and kicking Monsanto out of our drawers is the game. Thank you, Nick, for rescuing a damsel in distress and helping me to find one more way to get Monsanto out of my life.
©2013 Barbara H. Peterson