From The Desk of Josh Gitalis

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Some key points we discussed…

  • What is a Genetically Modified Organism (GMO)?
  • Which foods are most commonly GMO
  • How to avoid GMOs
  • How GMOs affect your health
  • Why GMOs were invented

Rachel’s Bio

From a very young age Rachel showed true compassion for the protection of animals, she also attended a small school that nurtured and encouraged caring for others by performing for the less fortunate, and elderly, including singing and playing guitar with the York Region Police choir.

When Rachel was 12 years old, she had to do a speech for all the students at her school (Foundations Private School in Aurora), on a topic that would be of interest to her.  Rachel struggled trying to decide among topics such as GMOs, Animal Cruelty, Poverty in Canada and Global Deforestation. She decided on GMOs because of the opportunity to change so many lives, to better everyone’s health, and help improve our overburdened health care system.  Rachel understood that GMOs are affecting the entire planet, from humans to bees, the earth, and kids’ futures.  The topic of GMOs was a natural choice, as the situation was urgent and needed immediate attention. She won a medal for her speech.

Rachel then went on to prepare a speech for a live audience at a Right to Know event in Toronto and created a video which was posted to YouTube, urgently warning children about the dangers of GMOs.  One of her last projects included the baking of a massive 48” fresh apple pie, made without GMO Ingredients, which she brought to St James Park to share with those less fortunate. Rachel is also engaged in various activities, such as voiceover classes, guitar and dance, and every year she attends an animal sanctuary rescue camp, to help with the care of tigers, monkey’s and lemurs.

For Rachel the GMO topic is personal as she has in the past traveled to Northern areas of South America, and Brazil’s Amazon; sensitive areas that are now being devastated for the planting of GM Soy.

Rachel can be found at Kids Right To Know.