From a very young age Rachel showed true compassion for the protection of animals, she also attended a small school that nurtured and encouraged caring for others by performing for the less fortunate, and elderly, including singing and playing guitar with the York Region Police choir.
When Rachel was 12 years old, she had to do a speech for all the students at her School in Aurora, on a topic that would be of interest to her. Rachel struggled trying to decide among topics such as GMOs, Animal Cruelty, Poverty in Canada and Global Deforestation. She decided on GMOs because of the opportunity to change so many lives, to better everyone’s health, and help improve our overburdened health care system. Rachel understood that GMOs are affecting the entire planet, from humans to bees, the earth, and kids’ futures. The topic of GMOs was a natural choice, as the situation was urgent and needed immediate attention. She won a medal for her speech.
Rachel then went on to prepare a speech for a live audience at a Right to Know event in Toronto and created a video which was posted to YouTube, urgently warning children about the dangers of GMOs. One of her last projects included the baking of a massive 48” fresh apple pie, made without GMO Ingredients, which she brought to St James Park to share with those less fortunate. Rachel is also engaged in various activities, such as voiceover classes, guitar, dance and every year she attends an animal sanctuary rescue camp, to help with the care of tigers, monkey’s and lemurs.
For Rachel the GMO topic is personal as she has in the past traveled to Northern areas of South America, and Brazil’s Amazon, sensitive areas that are now being devastated for the planting of GM Soy.
Rachel has been featured in the following:
Don’t miss a special GMO debate between Rachel Parent, 14, and Kevin O’Leary on the Lang and O’Leary Exchange News, Wednesday, July 31st, 7pm EST on CBC Television.
Keep connected with Rachel Parent and the Kids Right To Know — Just Label It! Movement through the following links:
Rachel Parent, the 14-year-old activist and founder of Kids Right To Know who recently slammed Kevin O’Leary for his position on GMOs, has scored a debate with CBC’s arch-capitalist. Parent is scheduled to appear on “The Lang And O’Leary Exchange” on Wednesday, July 31st 7 PM, EST on CBC Television. She will debate O’Leary for 3 to 5 minutes on genetically modified foods (GMOs).
Background videos that led the Rachel Parent Kevin O’Leary Debate:
Link to O’Leary’s rant:
WATCH: This 14-year-old GMO activist isn’t afraid of Kevin O’Leary
Teen who slammed @KevinOLearyTV on GMOs gets her response