By Dr. Mercola
At Mercola.com, we strive to empower you to take control of your health on an individual level — but we don't stop there. Our message is a global one, and people all over the world are opening their eyes to living healthier lives.
In the U.S., we're the most-visited natural health website, but our reach is spreading fast. In recent years we've noticed more and more traffic coming from other countries, while at the same time we've expanded our health activism internationally.
For instance, we are working to combat the junk-food industry and the spread of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in Mexico and Latin America. We're also working hard to support local agriculture and healthy food in the country by partnering with:
- Vía Orgánica
- Greenpeace México
- El Poder del Consumidor
- Millones Contra Monsanto (Millions Against Monsanto Latin America)
Earlier this year, I was even featured in a popular Russian magazine!
Mercola.com Is Available in Seven Languages: Spread the Word to Your International Friends and Family
Have you ever wished you could share one of our health news articles with a friend or loved one in another country? You'll be happy to know that Mercola.com is now available in seven different languages.
Now your help is needed! We've added additional international sites to help spread the word that the choices you make each and every day can make all the difference in your current and future health. Please share the language sites below with any organizations, friends, or family members who you think may be interested.
Our mission on an international level is also to inform, educate and raise awareness about the flawed conventional medicine system and its interconnected profit-driven industries. Current issues we're also focused on, which affect people around the globe, include:
- Label GMO foods
- Protect vaccine choice
- Promote mercury-free dentistry
- Protect our water supply
- Reaching out to cancer-stricken children
Visit Our International Social Media Pages
The simple act of liking a Facebook page or sharing an Instagram photo sends a powerful message, as we can join forces and, together, create a healthier, safer and more sustainable future for the world.
If you speak a language other than English — or have friends and family who do — you'll find our foreign language social media pages enlightening and definitely worth a visit.
• Spanish Social Media
• Russian Social Media
• Additional International Social Media
Exciting Global Partnerships Coming Up
In the near future, we have plans to work with additional global partners to expand the movement for healthier food, healthier people and a healthier planet. This includes:
IFOAM serves as an international umbrella organization of the organic world, serving its goal of brining organic agriculture to the mainstream worldwide.
IFOAM operates through a team of 800 affiliates in more than 100 countries, including France, Iran, Japan and South Africa. They are actively pursuing five courses of action to further the organic movement:
- Unite the organic movement
- Facilitate production and trade
- Promote sustainability in agriculture
- Assist organic development
- Build organic leaders' capacity
Regeneration International, a project of the Organic Consumers Association, is a non-profit organization dedicated to building a global network of farmers, scientists, businesses, activists, educators, journalists, governments and consumers who will promote and put into practice regenerative agriculture and land-use practices.
Regeneration International is connected, via a global network, to 3.6 million consumers, farmers, activists, scientists and policy makers in more than 100 countries.
They explain that regenerative agriculture includes dynamic and holistic methods of agriculture, including permaculture and organic farming practices, which include cover crops, crop rotation, composting, mobile animal shelters and pasture, conservation tillage and more. When put into practice, regenerative agriculture can:
- Provide abundant, nutritious food
- Revive local economies
- Rebuild soil fertility and biodiversity
- Return carbon to the soil through the natural process of photosynthesis
The Global GMO Free Coalition (GGFC) provides global coordination to counteract the misguided arguments of the biotech industry regarding genetically engineered (GE) crops and their associated pesticides.
Their mission is, in part, to gain greater worldwide mainstream media exposure for the GMO-free movement, increase public awareness on hot topics surrounding GMOs, and provide expert intervention when needed at places where important policies related to GMOs are being discussed.
Most Popular Foreign Language Articles
If you're wondering what types of health information people are interested in learning about across the globe, take a look at some of our most popular foreign language articles for 2016. The top three for each foreign language website are as follows:
Many of the health and environmental issues plaguing the U.S. are also claiming lives and threatening the health and safety of air, water and soil overseas and beyond. The world is becoming an increasingly small place, and the actions taken by residents of one country inevitably affect those living in others.
By breaking down borders and reaching an ever-expanding and diversifying audience, we're able to create greater awareness for issues that affect us all. If you enjoy Mercola.com in English, please do share our foreign-language sites with your interested social circles.