Greetings Everyone! Eric Battersby here with a very important update for The Walk a Mile Project and our GMO Controversy Documentary.
First off, although I did it very quietly, at the start of 2018 I put The Walk a Mile Project into hiatus for what I expected to be 6-12 months. It was a very simple situation — it had been a little over three straight years of insanity here, and for the long-term health of the project, I just knew I needed to take a healthy chunk of time away to prepare for what will essentially be the second half of our GMO controversy documentary run.
Think of these three words moving forward — Stronger. Wiser. Better. That’s where we’re headed as we come around the bend here. We’re working to fully rise like a phoenix here in the Fall, and worst-case scenario we fully resume in January 2019. With either scenario, however, this time the foundation will be in place to finish the fight, and it’s an extremely important one to finish.
What about the GMO TRUTH Podcasts? They’ll resume as well. In fact, when I speak of returning here, that’s specifically what I’m referring to, along with returning to the road to film more interviews for the film itself. The other areas of the project are slowly ramping up again already (research, etc.), so to that extent we’re out of hiatus right now.
You will be hearing more from me, but only on our blog, appearances on other media (we’re likely returning to the Chalene Show soon, and making an appearance on a new show as well), and for our amazing, loyal subscribers, in the return of our quarterly video updates. If you’ve yet to subscribe, just click here to fix that right now.
Which reminds me — a BIG, HEARTFELT THANK YOU to everyone who kept supporting us here in 2018. We sincerely appreciate that, and believe me, we’ll remember that further down the road as well.
Easily the biggest news of the summer on the GMO front, Monsanto’s crushing defeat in a San Francisco court room dealt a major blow to the Bayer-owned (and apparently soon to cease existing as “Monsanto”) company. Right or wrong, glyphosate once again took center stage in the GMO controversy.
Bayer stockholders cringe on a daily basis as of late, watching the stock price plummet as plenty of others line up for more Roundup lawsuits. I’ll be giving this the quick Walk a Mile Project take as soon as I’ve had time to fully digest all the data.
Two different Walk a Mile supporters contacted me over this past weekend, bringing attention to a new survey that’s been making the rounds on the website BigThink.com.
The survey itself, put together by NetQuote (an insurance quote website?), checked in with 1,021 Americans to gauge their GMO knowledge and opinions. Next week, I’ll elaborate on the survey and offer my take on both this survey and others.
As unfortunately tends to be the case, the most important GMO news to hit this summer can’t be found on the front page. The USA and the EU both recently released regulation regarding the new CRISPR technology that is all the rage in genetic engineering, across much more than just the food world.
Much like we’ve seen in other GMO regulations, the EU offered a much different take than we did here in America, and this is easily the number one new development to keep an eye on moving forward. There will be a GMO TRUTH podcast on this (with one ahead of it in the queue), but for now, look for an article on the subject in the Fall.
I hope it’s been a great summer for everyone, thanks to all of you who sent in emails of support over the past several months, and I’ll be back ASAP as we continue to close in on the GMO truth…
NOTE: I’ll continue to hit this point hard as we move forward here — if you have yet to download our ARE GMO’s DIFFERENT PDF and join our email list, please make sure you take care of that immediately. If you want to understand what the real concerns are over genetic engineering, past and present, this is the number one place to start. Here’s that link again: https://walkamileproject.com/lp/are-gmos-different/