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GMO's Deciphered

You guys know that I have strong feelings about genetically modified organisms, better known to us as GMO's. But sometimes I wonder if my trepidation is founded in real science.

Eating with the Seasons: Spring

I know it's not always spring (we can only wish...), but it's important to discover seasonal foods so you know what to eat as the seasons change.

Spring

Organic VS Non-GMO

It’s exhausting; I know. The dilemma of choices is in our face on a daily basis. Organic, non-organic, GMO, non-GMO; local, pasteured, grass-fed, hormone-free, antibiotic-free.

 

It could curl your hair!

 

Well, for me, The Cultivator newlsetter has solved the dilemma once and for all and it’s a beautiful thing.

 

Answering most-asked questions, they addressed the issue or what organic is and what it isn’t. Their research and education efforts support the integrity of the organic label.

 

We’ve Missed the Entire Point About GMO Food — A Farmer Explains Why

(October is Non-GMO month. In honor of knowing what’s in our food, I wanted to give you great information. I found this article which blew me away. I hope it helps you understand the importance of this battle for our food.-Christina)

Originally published by Huffington Post

by Forrest Pritchard

The DARK Act Passes…Now What?

I was traveling through Sicily when I heard the news. What has been dubbed as The DARK Act (Denying Americans the Right to Know) or HR 1599 (Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015) passed with a majority of votes, backed largely by House Republicans. The vote is discouraging: 250-150, not exactly what might be called close.

If GMO Labeling Is a Con, Then Con Me, Please

Did everyone see the article on Gawker last week proclaiming that organizations demanding mandatory labelling on foods containing GMO’s is simply a con to get consumers to purchase more organic foods? (Like that would be a bad thing…)

 

You know, I always try to be nice and to take the high road, meet people where they are and not judge. But GMO proponents just kill me with their slimy rhetoric.

 

Here Comes the Sun, Baby!

I told you these days would come. The birds are chirping; the sun shines brighter each day; buds are popping everywhere!

We’re thinking about planting, signing on with a CSA to ensure we have fresh food all summer long, right from the farm to your table.

We smile easier; we feel relaxed. Our shoulders aren’t up around our ears as we brace against the cold. We open, like flowers to the sun and warm our winter-weary bodies.

We all lose our minds just a little in the spring, as we imagine our summer days to come. At least I do.

If GMO Food Is So Great and So Safe, Just Label It

It’s National Nutrition Month, thirty-one days dedicated to helping people make healthier choices in life. I see it as a time to refresh our commitment to wellness but also as a time to pay attention to the food we eat…and what’s in it.

 

We should be nervous about the future of our food…and asking a lot of questions…one of which is ‘What’s a GMO and why is it in my food?’

 

Plants or animals that have had their genetic makeup altered to exhibit traits that are not naturally theirs.

Roundup Rip Off

Whenever the episode on GMO’s runs on public television, my office phone rings off the hook and my website blows up with irate people telling me that I don’t know what I am talking about…that glyphosate is an herbicide, not a pesticide; that it won’t harm our guts like it harms the bugs and I should get my facts straight.
 
Well, in truth I am not always right, but this time, kids, I am. First off, glyphosate is both an herbicide and a pesticide doing harm to both plants and bugs.

Arctic Apples…Why?

I suppose it was only a matter of time before somebody messed with our beloved apple. We humans just can’t leave nature alone. Our ability to create and manifest what we imagine infuses us with an arrogance that takes my breath away.

The simple, humble apple is being re-introduced into the marketplace (if the USDA and Okanagen Specialty Fruits have their way…), new and improved. What, you say? How can we improve on the apple, the universal symbol of health and wellness? The fruit that was so perfect, so glorious it was considered the fruit of knowledge in the Bible?