Protesting GMOs is a commitment of grace for Catholics

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Rebelling against genetically modified foods can happen in a variety of ways. Whether it involves speaking out at a corporate shareholders meeting, voting in favor of GMO labeling, writing articles for law journals, participating in parish informational potlucks, or grocery shopping for our families, each action can become “transient moments” of grace.

That idea comes from the late Fr. Thomas Berry, venerable environmentalist, whose words from The Great Work headline the latest on-line newsletter from Genesis Farm: “We must note that moments of grace are transient moments. The transformation must take place within a brief period.”

Transient moments of grace are showing up in a variety of settings. A rising chorus of voices is saying “no more” to contemporary corporate chemical tinkering; it is demanding a return to old-fashioned food, the kind that has nourished us since antiquity.

Choosing local and organic foods, the kit states, is “an excellent way to respond to climate change and it’s better for your health and the environment.”

Here are a few soul-cheering examples, one quite astonishing.

Read full original reportMoments of grace on the GMO front

 

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