It’s Not Often That I Screenshot Testicles For You
But sometimes a pair of frog gonads nearly bursting female eggs says it way better than I ever could!
You see, while corporations quibble about the so-called safety of their products, lakes and streams are filling up with all the answers we need: alligators with tiny penises, male fish who produce eggs, and more. In a recent TED talk presentation, award winning documentary filmmaker Penelope Jagessar Chaffer breaks down what these poor amphibians have in common: They’re bathing in our old bathwater and soaking up compounds like atrazine, an herbicide the EU had the sense to ban in the same year that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency re-approved it for use. (And use it we do, to the tune of about 800 million pounds a year!)
Mamas, right now as you and I sit here there are about 30,00-50,000 chemicals coursing through our bodies, many of which where lathered into our hair before we could write our ABC’s: potent hormone disruptors, formaldehyde and cancer-causing 1,4 dioxane to name a few (source).
These chemicals are known to bioaccumulate and be passed from mama to baby, increasing each generations chances of a particular penile defect in newborn boys, infertility and even cancer. And unfortunately, these chemicals appear to do their worst when introduced to the developing endocrine systems of small children, and things haven’t changed all that much since you and I were kids. According to this report, many chemicals of concern are still in the #1 trusted brand many parents use every day.
Fortunately, There’s A Company That’s Better Than #1
Because when it comes to numbers and your health, zero is the one you want to see. Earth Mama Angel Baby has developed an entire product line with an Environmental Working Group toxicity rating of ZERO, a distinction I don’t believe any other personal care company holds. They use absolutely no artificial preservatives, fragrance, petrochemicals, SLS, parabens, 1,4-Dioxane, Quaternium-15, formaldehyde, phthalates, nut oils (which some people are allergic to) or dyes in their products EVER,
But of course it’s not just about what they leave out that makes them special, it’s what they put in. I love their carefully blended organic butters, herbal salves, bath teas, soothing essential oils and gentle cleansers. In fact, their shampoo is one of the only commercial brands I will use!
Yes On Prop 37 Giveaway: $100+ Birth & Baby Kit from Earth Mama Angel Baby
So here’s the deal: I’m going to tell you how to enter in a minute, but first I want you to know why I’m hosting this giveaway in the first place. All that stuff I told you about parabens is about as scary as white, fuzzy dust bunnies next to what will likely be THE DECIDING ISSUE of our generation, and I need your help.
You see, it’s one thing to knowingly dump toxins into our environment that cause miscarriages, birth defects, neurological defects and other problems – a practice companies participate in every day. On the other hand, it’s a whole other kind of evil to genetically engineer plants to make their own pesticides. That juicy ear of corn on America’s dinner table is more than a genetic freak – it’s a biological weapon. Unlike the pesticides we manufacture and then ban, the plant often contains it’s own pesticide “factory.” We cannot control it out in the wild or even in our bodies where it can continue to function and produce pesticides. Sadly, most people have no idea they are eating them.
On November 6, we have a chance to change that. California residents will vote on Prop 37, an initiative that would force the biotech companies that brought you Agent Orange, DDT and PVC to label their “safe” foods (which, um, cause tumors like this in mice, cause normal pink testicles to turn dark blue, reduces fertility and even reduces infant survival rates. And causes hair to grow in the mouth, but that’s just cosmetic huh?)
California is the eight-hundred pound gorilla in the U.S. marketplace (aka the 8th largest economy in the world), so winning there could effectively turn the tide on GMO’s. Large food companies most likely will not want to deal with the logistical nightmare of dual labeling, so what goes for them will probably go for the rest of us, yay!
Consumers in Europe and over 40 countries around the world have rejected GMO’s when given the choice, and it can happen here. Some banned them with legislation, but that’s not likely here. A few months ago Vermont legislators introduced a bill that would require manufacturers to label products made with GMO’s and prevent them from touting them as “natural,” “naturally made,” “naturally grown” or “all natural.”
In response, Monsanto threatened to sue the entire state of Vermont . . . and the legislators backed down.
What makes the California bill so unique is that citizens got it on the ballot, and citizens will vote on it. We don’t need to depend on the courage of legislators for this one. Recent pollings show we have about 82% support for this initiative, but don’t count your chickens yet.
Monsanto, Dupont, and even some traitorous “organic” companies have raised over $20 million to convince Californians we don’t need labeling. We have to convince them we do. For that, we need money for t.v. commercials, billboards, etc.
Earth Mama Angel Baby is standing behind this initiative. They know that as important as it is to make changes at the personal level by buying organic food and personal care products, we have to do more for the sake of future generations. That’s why they’ve donated a Birth & Baby Kit valued at over $100 to help raise funds for Yes on 37. It contains their Natural Nipple Butter, Organic Monthly Comfort Tea, Postpartum Bath Herbs, Mama Bottom Balm, New Mama Bottom Spray, Angel Baby Shampoo & Body Wash, Body Oil, Baby Bottom Balm, Lotion, and that super cute bag at the top of the page!
The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men do nothing. – Edmund Burke
How to Enter to Win
All you have to do is use the Rafflecopter widget below and (1) Sign up for my weekly newsletter (or send in a postcard — see official rules for details) and (2) Make a voluntary donation to Yes on Prop 37 (or comment below about why you support Prop 37).
You don’t have to donate to win — this is voluntary — but hopefully you’ll find a way to donate something! Even if you can only donate $10, every little bit helps!
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