This garden we are graced to live in, this magical spinning planet we call home, was designed for abundance, designed to provide us with food, clothing and shelter, and, beyond that, beauty and magic. This garden was not designed to withstand the amount of carbon dioxide and methane we are putting into the atmosphere from fossil fuels; the pesticides we are putting into our water, soil and food; the destruction of our trees and oceans meant to clean our air and create oxygen.
We have forgotten where we live. We have forgotten that being alive is not something we are guaranteed.
We are forgetting our moral obligation to our children and future generations.
Posted in Big Oil, Children, Clean Energy, Clean Food, Air and Water, Fracking, GMOs
Tagged clean air, clean energy, clean water, dirty energy, fracking, future generations, garden of Eden, Gasland, GMO, GMOs, hydraulic fracturing, mountaintop removal, oxygen, strawberries, tar sands, the Keystone XL pipeline, trees
Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) are always on my radar screen. I’ve understood for some time that genetically engineered food is something I do not want to ingest if I can help it. Keeping them out of my family’s diet is a daily priority for me. Yesterday, I saw on Facebook that Peru had officially banned GMOs. Wanting to get clear on how many countries have banned them – in the hopes that these bans matter – I did some further investigation and ended up in…The Twilight Zone.
Countries that have banned GMOs include Peru, Ecuador, Venezuela, Russia, Austria, Greece, Poland, Egypt, Kenya, Madagascar and, for the most part, the Nordic countries. Kudos to these countries for standing up to the biotech companies pushing these seeds!
Now, take a look at this map, which shows in red all the places where GMOs are thriving.
sott.net May 2012
That is one frightening visual. Here’s why.
Posted in Clean Food, Air and Water, Consumerism, Human Evolution
Tagged CRIIGEN, genetically engineered, genetically modified foods, genetically modified seeds, GMO, GMOs, Kenya, Michael Taylor, Monsanto, Non-GMO Project, Open Earth Source, Peru, pollination, The Twilight Zone
Another Halloween has come and gone. After hopping from house to house in a celebratory frenzy, our little Ninja Claire came home, plopped on the living room rug and began the ritual carried out for generations: the sorting of candy. I remember doing it myself as a kid, with great excitement, wondering if I had more Sugar Babies this year than last. For Claire, it’s Nerds, Dots and Laffy Taffy that top her list. Twizzlers, too. Watching her sort with joy and precision, I pushed down the sadness and confusion I felt, knowing how happy she is to have all this candy. Knowing it’s all made with genetically modified corn syrup.
Posted in Children, Clean Food, Air and Water, Consumerism, GMOs
Tagged Bt corn, candy, childhood, corn syrup, genetically engineered, genetically modified foods, GMO, GMOs, Halloween, Halloween candy, Monsanto, trick-or-treat