Take 30 Seconds to Help Make Healthy, Organic Food Accessible for All Families

by Charise Rohm Nulsen

Today, I am writing about an issue that is near and dear to my heart: Buying organic.

Why is it so important to me? I want to provide my family with the best possible chance at living long and healthy lives. Cancer has impacted the lives of several of my closest family members, and each and every time I choose to buy organic, I believe I am making a choice to limit my family’s exposure to toxins and chemicals that could play a role in whether or not we can ward off cancer and other environmentally impacted illnesses that we may already be predisposed to.

Take 30 Seconds to Help Make Healthy, Organic Food Available to All Families

No one can argue the fact that buying organic groceries costs more money than buying non-organic, but it doesn’t have to be that way. We can choose to take a stand and demand that our tax dollars be spent on helping all families have access to healthy and organic foods.

Congress will soon vote on a new farm bill – the federal measure with the greatest impact on the food we eat. Currently, your tax dollars go to highly profitable agribusinesses that don’t need the help and to people who don’t live anywhere near a farm. The government does very little to help farmers grow organic fruits and vegetables.

By signing the petition below, you are telling Congress that you want your tax dollars to go to programs that help families gain greater access to healthy, affordable food in the new farm bill.

This petition will be sent to Frank D. Lucas, Chairmain of the House Committee on Agriculture and Debbie Stabenew, Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry.

Please take 30 seconds to help change this country’s priorities when it comes to the health of our families. No parent should have to stand in a grocery store aisle wishing they could buy the best for their family, and then choosing an option that is less than what their family deserves simply because of cost. This is America. We can voice our opinions and demand better for our families.

If you’re wondering why it is so important to buy organic groceries, please visit this post.

Thank you so much for taking a stand with me! Our children deserve the best!

Thanks to TakePart for sponsoring today’s discussion!
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1 Brittney Minor April 11, 2013 at 7:23 pm

This is a great campaign! I love the picture as well…I want organic foods readily available to all kids!
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2 Charise Rohm Nulsen April 12, 2013 at 8:45 am

Thanks, Brittney!

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3 Chrystal @ Happy Mothering April 11, 2013 at 8:57 pm

Great cause – I signed!
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4 Charise Rohm Nulsen April 12, 2013 at 8:45 am

Thank you, Chrystal!

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5 Shannon @ GrowingSlower April 12, 2013 at 12:04 pm

This is a great petition. IMO organic food should be the standard. There’s simply no excuse to continue using farming practices that harm our children and the earth.
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6 Charise Rohm Nulsen April 14, 2013 at 7:47 pm

I completely agree, Shannon!

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7 AlannaB April 12, 2013 at 3:48 pm

Thanks for sharing…as a parent who strives to keep “clean” food on the table…I too believe that non-gmo & organic should be the standard.
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8 Charise Rohm Nulsen April 14, 2013 at 7:47 pm

So glad you agree!

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9 Trisha April 14, 2013 at 3:51 pm

Thank you for sharing! I too, wish organic foods were more affordable for everyone. I’m glad I am able to buy them for my family. I’ll pass the word on this along.
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10 Charise Rohm Nulsen April 14, 2013 at 7:46 pm

Thank you for passing this along!

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11 Kathy's Kitchen April 14, 2013 at 7:11 pm

I’ve been able to buy more organic now than I used to. I appreciate your making this known and signed the petition. Thanks!
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12 Charise Rohm Nulsen April 14, 2013 at 7:46 pm

Glad to hear it! Thanks so much!

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13 Joy Q September 21, 2013 at 10:51 am

This is such a great cause I just wish I saw this post sooner.

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