This post is written in memory of Craig Winters and Schuyler Houser.
Say No to GMO!
In 2008, I talked with Craig Winters (1951 – 2009). We discussed The Campaign’s goal of wanting to establish Labeling for Genetically Engineered Foods. Winters passed away on 3 July 2009 after a long bout against cancer. He was the founder and principal driving force behind The Campaign that worked with Congressman Kucinich to introduce a Food Labeling Bill.
Now the work is being carried forward by Jeffrey M. Smith, Institute for Responsible Technology. Smith is the author of Seeds of Deception and Genetic Roulette. Learn more about the the fight to stop GMOs in the food suppy at http://www.seedsofdeception.com/Public/MediaCenter/Videos/index.cfm
Visit the Web site at http://www.responsibletechnology.org/GMFree/Home/index.cfm
Schuyler Houser (1943 -2009) was a champion for climate change education. Sky as he was known, was the President of Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe Community College in 2003 when I graduated. I was privileged to hear him speak on Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change for Native Peoples and Homelands (Chapter 12). His talk gave a lasting impression of how serious climate change may be for all of us. I have been paying attention ever since. The book title is Climate Change Impacts on the United States: The Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change. You can view a PDF file of the book and Chapter 12 at http://www.usgcrp.gov/usgcrp/Library/nationalassessment/00Intro.pdf
Thanks to Winters and Houser we have a road map to follow. We walk into the future with our eyes open and ready to teach others about sustainability.