Dear Amanda Peet,
As you may know, your bestie Gwyneth Paltrow recently asked her Twitter followers to join forces with anti-GMO activists and demand labeling of GMO food. It seems the woman who recommends limes to folks on food stamps and wood-burning pizza ovens in the garden for the rest of us just can’t stop telling the world how to eat.
Not unexpectedly, there was a strong backlash from science advocates. I’m sure you can understand how scientists might be a bit tired of every Jim, Fran and Goop weighing in on what they do for a living.
Still, I’m pretty sure celebrity worship is here to stay. Celebrities are glamorous and fabulous and talking about them is good gossipy fun. That’s why I don’t want to shut Goop up. I think we just need to someone else to join the conversation. Someone with a proven track record for supporting science. Of course, that person is you!
You’re the perfect choice. Pro-vaccine, pro-science and pro-kid, I can’t think of a better celebrity to advocate for safe, affordable and sometimes even life-saving genetically engineered foods. Also, you’re friendly with Goop, so maybe you can orchestrate some sort of celeb-scientist summit over flatbreads straight from the Goop oven (I assume she got the pizza oven in the conscious uncoupling).
There is just one potential hiccup. I can’t find you on Twitter. But maybe that’s an advantage? Why not make your social media debut with a tweet for GMOs?
Now, you don’t need to answer this letter directly. Just get out there and work your magic. Thanks. And hope to see you around the Twitterverse.