Archive for the ‘GMO’s & Factory Farms’ Category

3 Ways to Really Hurt Monsanto

“I’m not going to buy from that seed company, they are owned by Monsanto.” “Where can I buy non-GMO seeds?” There remains much confusion surrounding this subject, so for 2015 we’re going to lay it out there. Be forewarned this is a rant, albeit a self-restrained one. If you really want to hurt Monsanto, here’s [...]

January 3, 2015  Tags: , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: GMO's & Factory Farms, You are What You Eat  7 Comments

Big Yellow Baby Steps

Good news was out last week that General Mills has decided to change their sources for sugar and corn starch to non-GMO products, thus allowing them to take a little step and make their Cheerio’s original non-GMO. Just that one variety so far, as they say it had so little GMO in it the switch [...]

January 7, 2014  Tags: , , , , , ,   Posted in: GMO's & Factory Farms, You are What You Eat  2 Comments

Chicken on Sundays

“I can’t begin to fathom that” was SaveTheWorld‘s response when I was telling her how things were when I was a kid. The conversation actually started when she asked me how my day at work was. “It was pretty funny” I told her. The new woman was asking me about being a vegetarian. “If you [...]

June 23, 2013  Tags: , , , , , , ,   Posted in: GMO's & Factory Farms, You are What You Eat  No Comments

GMO Free

The simplest way to stop GMO and Monsanto is to stop buying their products. Of course, since they are in 80% of our ‘food’ supply, that will take a little doing. Currently there is a buzz about a list of ‘foods’ that are manufactured by companies owned by Monsanto. You can find that list here [...]

June 1, 2013  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: GMO's & Factory Farms, You are What You Eat  2 Comments

3 Ways to Get Your Hands on GMO Seeds

A lot of confusion surrounds GMO seeds, as the term is now used in reference to Monsanto; and there are many gardeners concerned that they might buy some by accident. That is simply not possible. Here’s what you would have to do to get it: 1. Buy a farm. Call up Monsanto and tell them [...]

May 18, 2013  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: All About Seeds, GMO's & Factory Farms, You are What You Eat  4 Comments

Spring is Sprung

It is said that in Pennsylvania there are four seasons: Almost Winter Winter Still Winter and Construction This spring certainly seemed to agree. But I found out recently there is a marking of springtime that I was not aware of. I had stopped in the local grocery very early in the morning to pick something [...]

April 26, 2013  Tags: , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: GMO's & Factory Farms, You are What You Eat  2 Comments

Saving Our Children

With all the recent talk in the media about reforming laws, restricting freedoms, and assigning task forces, I decided to add my voice to the discussion. I believe many of the problems in our country are a function of the declining mental health and physical health of our population, primarily caused by what we are [...]

January 26, 2013  Tags: , , , , , , ,   Posted in: GMO's & Factory Farms, You are What You Eat  8 Comments

GMO or GE -What’s Right?

These terms have become almost interchangeable, but there really is a technical difference in their meaning. GM and GMO refer to something that has been genetically modified. Anytime there is a cross between two organisms, the offspring is genetically different than the two parents and therefore modified. This happens intentionally, for example when breeding animals [...]

January 20, 2013  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: GMO's & Factory Farms, You are What You Eat  One Comment

The Pig and the Corn Maze, Pt. 1

It was years ago, when SaveTheWorld was still in elementary school, that a local farmer decided to grow a corn maze. In the fall we’d take her and a friend there just for fun and to see if we could find our way through. Now let me admit up front that my sense of direction [...]

October 13, 2012  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: GMO's & Factory Farms, You are What You Eat  4 Comments

Genectic Roulette

This is a copy of an email I received yesterday from a member of the Pennsylvania Association of Sustainable Agriculture. If you care about the future of this country, watch the video. Even better, share the link with your Congressmen/Congresswomen and suggest your friends and relatives do the same. It’s time we take back and [...]

September 18, 2012  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: GMO's & Factory Farms, You are What You Eat  2 Comments