Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep is a world famous film and stage actress, mother, and environmental activist. She has dedicated much of her time, talent and good will to many worthy causes and is especially concerned about preserving and protecting the environment. She graciously penned the forward to the book "Healthy Child Healthy World: Creating a Cleaner, Greener, Safer Home".

"Healthy Child Healthy World came into existence not just to inform the public, but to energize it by focusing on what parents can do right now as individuals. So much that’s out there now is about what you should not do; Healthy Child tries to emphasize the healthful solutions you can follow, the positive things you can do for your family, your home, yourself.

Of course, the steps we take at home have larger ramifications, because the choices we make every day at the grocery store and the hardware store count. With each purchase we make (and don't make), we're all voting for a more healthful (or safer) environment.

Why is the truth like organic food? Because it’s a little harder to find, and a little more expensive than the alternative, but as demand for it grows, the price you have to pay for it comes down."

From HEALTHY CHILD HEALTHY WORLD. Reprinted by arrangement with Plume, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc. Copyright (c) 2009 by Healthy Child Healthy World.

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