Spotlight: Reggae star Ziggy Marley is all about labels – at least on his food

Ziggy Marley is known for his music and message of peace and love, but the reggae artist is also a foodie at heart.  PressReader Spotlight caught up with Marley on tour and talked about the star’s stance on clean eating and genetically modified foods.

Marley is a vocal supporter in persuading governments to require labeling for foods with genetically engineered or modified ingredients.  He believes that people should be given a choice to purchase GMO products or not, and make informed decisions about what they consume and put into their bodies.

Let’s not be food lab rats,” says Marley.  “Food affects you psychologically and physiologically.  It’s important to put clean and healthy things into our bodies.”

Marley’s views on healthy eating stem from childhood when his family would visit local farms for ingredients and prepare nutritious meals.  Many of his favorite recipes have been recently published in “Ziggy Marley and Family Cookbook: Delicious Meals Made with Whole, Organic Ingredients from the Marley Kitchen.”

Marley asserts that how someone eats is a matter of choice.  Some people may choose genetically modified foods and others not.  But without proper labeling, consumers aren’t given the option.

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