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Rachel Parent: A Young Activist Fights For GMO Labelling In Canada


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Rachel Parent is a 13-year-old activist who believes we have the right to know what we are eating. In 2012, she founded the Kids Right to Know Walk to pressure our government to label genetically modified foods (GMOs). Kitchen Vignettes recently visited Rachel to find out more about what Rachel had to say and bake a delicious GMO-free honey-lemon polenta cake. Find the recipe at and To find out more about Rachel’s work and Kids Right To Know, visit

Video produced by Kitchen Vignettes:
In collaboration with Edible Toronto Magazine:

Filmed by Andrew Norton:
With footage of the 2012 Right To Know Walk generously provided by SR Truax and Christopher Healy.

Music from (creative commons license) : Veloma by Fabrizio Paterlini and Lhasa by Nic Bommarito

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  1. Thank you! You are so inspiring! I’m 35 and just found out that wheat is the reason I have been soooo sick my whole life! I cried when I watched your video! You are so inspiring!

  2. I’m 37 and additives, chemicals, and bleached wheat almost killed me. Our food supply is a hot topic for me and I’m with you Rachel as long as they exist I will keep fighting it!! You are a talented and thoughtful young woman and I stand with you 100%!

  3. Keep up the great work!! We all need to follow your wonderful example in helping others to become aware of what GMO’s are and what they do. Thank you Rachel for being an inspiring leader…

  4. Wow! Thank you for all you are doing Rachael. I can;t believe how young you are and how much you have accomplished already. You are truly an inspiration. I am a little sad though that it is the youth like yourself who have inherited this fight and the others like it because the older generations had their head stuck in the sand far too long.

  5. She looks like a young Hilary Swank! Soo cute! It’s so great seeing activism on her part at such a young age! Most teens are self centered and only care about social networking and what’s the next big trend! While this young lady is making that trend! And I’ll spread this video to make sure it becomes one! Cause people have the right to know! Great job Rachel! 🙂

  6. OMG! My name is Rachel im14 and I’m fighting for GMOS too!! That’s so awesome!!

  7. I LOVE this awesome young lady… she is Mother Earth’s benevolent daughter IMO!!

  8. The comment below…”GMOS are a blessing for the world…because there would be much more hunger”….sure…they are a “blessing”….just like cigarettes and asbestos are….I would also include in your “blessings”….cell towers next to your head perhaps..if you happen to live close to one…the parts of the world that were starving…are still starving…GMOS have nothing to to do with the eradication of world hunger….you really need to WAKE UP!!!