Most of us don't realize that even the "organic" foods and products we consume are loaded with substances that are toxic to our health and the health of the planet.
Zen Honeycutt, founder of Unstoppable Moms Across America, has launched a new gold standard to shift the marketplace for a healthier planet.
Her Multi-tiered verification program creates a simple, trustworthy resource for consumers while encouraging best practices by suppliers, creating a win-win for humanity and the planet.
On Sept 11, MomsAcrossAmerica.org launched the Moms Across America Gold Standard. Awarded to those brands who have achieved superior levels of organic practices and eco-friendly procedures, the bar-setting, multi-tiered seal of approval will finally take the mystery out of shopping, making it simple for people to choose the healthiest products for themselves and their families and to use their wallets to take a stand against unhealthy alternatives and unethical business practices. Likewise, the standard also provides a path for companies who know better and do better to prosper by throwing the buying power and influence of millions of dedicated mothers behind their products.
Moms Across America (MAA) is a national coalition of mothers dedicated to ensuring that the food we eat and feed our families is safe and healthy, with an emphasis on eliminating GMOs and glyphosates, the key ingredient in Roundup herbicide, from our food supply. A powerhouse activist organization, MAA reaches as many as more than four million followers on social media each month and boasts millions of supporters in every state.
Among its many successes, the group is responsible for having initiated the first-ever glyphosate testing in tap water, urine and breast milk in 2013. And it was their petition that convinced Costco to stop selling Roundup in their stores (They are now petitioning Lowes and Home Depot).
About Zen Honeycutt, Activist and Founding Executive Director of Moms Across America
Zen L. Honeycutt is—ﬁrst and foremost—a mom. She is also an activist, speaker, author, founding executive director of Moms Across America, and co-creator of Mothers Across the World with Dr. Vandana Shiva.
While heading Moms Across America, Zen initiated the first testing for glyphosate in tap water, breast milk, and urine and spearheaded the non-profit’s successful petition to Costco to remove Roundup from their shelves.
Happy to speak to anyone interested in better health for all, she has been featured on ABC, CNN, The Dr. Oz Show, the Wall Street Journal, CSPAN, Fox News, Reuter’s, Huﬃngton Post, and many other media outlets.
Her documentary, Communities Rising, highlights eﬀorts across our nation to transform the food supply, and she is the author of Unstoppable: Transforming Sickness and Struggle into Triumph, Empowerment, and a Celebration of Community.
For years, Zen has been motivating groups around the globe to take action to improve their quality of life, health, and food. Speaking tours have taken her to Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Switzerland, China, Maui, France, The Hague, and across mainland America.
Known for being UNSTOPPABLE, Zen makes a practice of going head-to-head with government agencies, big corporations, and anyone who believes that things simply are the way they are and that it’s impossible to create change. She has it on good authority—her mother—that we are all amazing. And she knows from experience that anything is possible. Her own story is proof of her beliefs.
Formerly of Connecticut and New York City, Zen currently resides in Southern California with her husband and three sons.