I choose (for) me.

I’m a big believer in knowing what I put into my body. It is not just that I want a choice, or my belief that I have right to make such a decision: it is spiritual.

Say what?

Yup, spiritual.  This body, I’ve got just one. It won’t last forever.  Therefore, I want the assurance of what I choose to eat, consume, or slather on- is safe.

What do I mean by safe? A strong assurance that it is not detrimental to my health, that I am protected & not at risk and best of all, has been proven to not be harmful. I believe in the precautionary principle:

“When an activity raises threats of harm to human health or the environment, precautionary measures should be taken even if some cause and effect relationships are not fully established scientifically.”

As our news is filled with safety: in our supply chain, in our foods, as well as what are rights at stakeholders are, here are tangential causes to be aware of:

1. Just Label it campaign to label genetically modified food. Ask the Food and Drug Administration to allow (or mandate) labeling of any genetically altered food.

2. Campaign for Safe Cosmetics: I’ve written about this before, in ‘Safety in Your (personal) stuff‘. We consumers put plenty of products on and into our bodies.  Campaign for Safe Cosmetics says it best when they say “We don’t want mercury in our lotions, formaldehyde in hair products and baby shampoos, or lead in our lipstick“.

Regardless, I want to be able to choose what is right FOR me. That begins with having knowledge about my products.

“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom” ~ Victor Frankl

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