Frankenfoods And You


I was upset but not surprised to find out that the FDA has OK’d the use of genetically modified foods.  Our American government has not been very kind to its citizens in all respects so why would they care about our health?  Most of you are aware by now that President Obama recently signed a bill protecting Monsanto.  The fact that he even bothered to do this proves that he feels this company is in need of protection for its dangerous practices.  Most of our very large corporations, such as Monsanto, are very large contributors to our politicians campaign funds which are much-needed if they wish to stay in office or get there in the first place.

I don’t believe that anyone’s life and health should be controlled by forces that are not for us.  I don’t believe that just because someone has the money they should be able to run the show, but we all know this is exactly what happens.  The fact that those in our government no longer represent the people, should tell you that voting does not help anything, especially when choosing between two evils.  Since large contributions are needed by our candidates it encourages types that are willing to sell out to run.  That being said, we the people have always had the power to speak up and to make needed changes if enough of us care or our voice is loud enough.

Even if you don’t risk immediate death when eating this produce, there is no proof as to the long-term health risks eating this food may cause.  They are not natural and genetic engineering is very different from cross pollinating and grafting to get better results in various plants and flowers.  With genetic engineering, they can inject animal DNA into our fruits or vegetables making them no longer vegan acceptable.  This results in ethical as well as health dangers and these questions need to be answered before something like this can be allowed no matter who’s getting rich off the proceeds.  They will also be able to use this genetic modification on animals with heaven knows what results.

Our government is going by what the scientists choose to tell them.  Problem is these scientists are all paid for by those with vested interest that they be allowed to do this.  We need some independent research done as well as time to see just how dangerous this is or if it’s even worth all the trouble to do these modifications.  How many of you now purchase fruits of all kind that are unnaturally hard and rot when you leave them out in attempt to ripen?  This happens to me all the time and the flavor is horrible compared to a real vine ripened organic tomato or even a fresh apple.  If for only the fact that our food no longer tastes the way it should, leave our food alone!

Don’t mess with it genetically, stop putting poisons inside and out and maybe we will have far less food allergies and auto-immune problems.  I’m a firm believer that our daily ingested toxins are why so many have cancers, allergies and auto-immune disorders that can’t be explained any other way.

Please do this.  Write your representatives and write the president‘s office telling them that you are not happy with the FDA’s recent decision as well as the President signing of the “Monsanto Protection Act” that was written up by a Monsanto sponsored senator.  And this was after receiving a petition asking him to veto this bill with over a quarter of a million signatures.  That’s inexcusable!

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Save the Bees!

Spring will be here before you know it and I really wanted to speak up on behalf of the birds and the bees.  I have a page called green gardens where I gave rather vague information in regards to having an organic garden in a small city yard.  I will be moving out of my home this year, due to an expected foreclosure due to being “Po'” for real.  I still plan on posting more information on gardening organically this year whether or not I am still doing much of it.

If you have a balcony, patio or an actual yard, the very least you should do is get some flowers planted.  You can start early with seeds or just grab a few hardened plants later in spring to plant.  Do what you can to provide food for our nearly depleted honey bees and please don’t use herbicides or pesticides in your area.  They are not usually needed.  Our society thrives on commerce and through the years a number of large corporations have used advertisement in the hopes to convince people how much better their gardens and lives will be with their dangerous products.  Products that may give greener, more perfect lawns but at what price?  The loss of most of our much-needed honey bees as well as the dangerous Runoff poisoning other wildlife, polluting of our waters and needlessly destroying other vegetation.

Any day now all your hardware stores will begin to stock rows of herbicides and pesticides that most of us really have no need of.  Many of us are only too eager to waste money on products that are ruining our environment and the world as a whole with little gained in return.  If these products were marketed fairly, not one person would purchase them.  Yes most have warnings, but how many read that far down?  I remember lawns before these products were invented and they were full of clover, wild violets, dandelions and other ground cover we call weeds.  They were beautiful and full of bees as God and nature intended.  Someone decided by brainwashing the public to want lawns that only the lords and ladies had in England so as gullible and easily swayed as most of us are, we bought it, literally.

Now we need to break those bad habits and get some exercise weeding instead of spraying.  I have lived here 10 years, only used weed and feed once a couple of years after my freshly seeded lawn came in, but made up my mind, never again!  I have a metal telescoping weeder that is fantastic because I don’t have to bend down and it grabs and pulls the weeds out easily.  I do allow clover and wild violets, but anything else goes because living in a city requires that you keep your property up to code.  I will do just what I have to do to conform, but I do refuse to go against my own principles anymore.  I never use chemical fertilizer, but fork in humus, manure and compost as needed.  As I previously mentioned on my GREEN GARDENS page, be sure your plants and seeds purchased are non-GMO.  There is a difference between this and hybrids.  Hybrids are fine.