Tag Archive | Proposition 37

The Food Revolution — Let’s Win This One

  If food is the new cool, why aren’t people gobbling up my book series? I read an article in the USA Today trending page calling food “the new cool” and asserting that “food has become the topic du jour and consumes consumers.” And it’s true. People today are getting back to the basics when […]

Author S. Smith Press Release

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   LOCAL AUTHOR COMPLETES TEXAS BOOK TOUR Ultimate Food Police Imagined in Speculative YA Series SALEM, Ore. May 10, 2014—Would you still garden if it were illegal? That is the question confronted in Smith’s futuristic series, Seed Savers. Seed Savers envisions a day when corporate agriculture and the government have merged […]

truth is deadlier than fiction

A few years ago, after watching Food, Inc.,  I was inspired to write a novel set in the not-so-distant future where seed ownership was outlawed and food choices limited. I was teaching middle school at the time, so wrote the book for that level with the main protagonists being age twelve. Fast forward to today, […]

Coming to a State Near You

In the year 2000, a mother heard a radio spot about genetically modified organisms. She then wanted to find a baby formula that was gmo free.  She discovered this to be a difficult task without gmo listing on the label. In 2002, she got Oregon initiative 27 on the ballot–the first ballot measure in the […]

The Zombie Apocalypse and Other Things You Should Be Worried About

There’s this thing I’ve been doing a lot lately (no doubt to the annoyance of my family) where in reference to, say, junk in the basement or garage–old bikes, backpacks, canned food (I know, gross, right?)–instead of getting rid of it I say, “Oh well, it’ll come in handy in case of a zombie apocalypse.” […]

Postscript, GMOs

This came my way this morning. If you’re so inclined, give it a watch; make of it what you will. In the end, we all have to decide who we are going to believe. Click here: genetic roulette movie –S.

Proposition 37, Carrots, and Audience

Recently, I received a note  from a friend  in California who had just finished reading Seed Savers. I was glad to learn she enjoyed the book, and, I’ll admit, somewhat surprised when she continued, saying, “There is a proposition on the CA ballot regarding genetically modified foods. Supporting information speaks of Monsanto’s control of seeds. […]