Category Archives: Efforts for change

Why This Non-GMO Activist Doesn’t Support the Non-GMO Label

Have you ever noticed that Monsanto doesn’t fight the Non-GMO Project™? You’re about to understand why. If you really are passionate about this cause you will hear me…and you will make necessary changes. We simply cannot just blindly follow the masses. We must be aware, smart, and then continuously strive to be more aware and smarter…

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Photo Credit to “NON-GMO Project (Truth Feed)” on Facebook

The following opinions reflect only the personal assessment of an activist and are by no means an official statement on the part of or about the Non-GMO Project or any other entity. Readers may follow the links and each complete their own personal assessment.

I know many activists have spearheaded a lot of educational efforts on the issues surrounding GMOs. I respect you for that; please continue to do so, but with your eyes wide open and with an effort to keep the eyes open of those you educate. It is critical that we educate the masses. But, I will also say that, technically speaking, I don’t know that we even have an end goal and certainly haven’t attained it because we’re constantly switching up the goal: labeling, banning, labeling, calling crony legislators who could give two manure piles about what the people want. Do you get it? Labels aren’t going to stop the poisoning of our children. We have to educate, educate, educate. We have to critically think about what we are educating on. We have to continuously examine all aspects of this fight and adjust our sites as needed. Time spent in politics is currently an obvious waste of time. I say “currently” because I’d like to see our government turn around at some point, but we can’t hold our breath on that relative to GMOs because they’re simply moving much faster than we are in legislature. That is illustrated quite clearly in a recent blog (1) by one of the most widely known organizations about going to DC to oppose the DARK Act. The following excerpt is from the aforementioned blog:

Groups of activists walked to the front of the line and challenged the fairness of being denied entrance…blocking the inclusion of dedicated Americans who wanted with every fiber of their being to just be in the room.”

They are purposely blocking us left and right and we have continued to encourage others to waste time with that when we have no time to waste. I don’t understand why we keep fighting a losing battle. FORGET the legislators for now. They are bought. FORGET labeling. It’s not going to happen with legislators that are bought, and too many are. It’s time to focus on REMOVING the cause of all these problems, WITHOUT the help of the federal level legislators. WE ARE POWER. They have false power only, and it’s time to remind them whose country this is and who this government is supposed to represent through bypassing their system. The bottom line is this~they can make or refuse to make whatever laws they want, but we are the final decision makers as the end consumer. To clarify, I do see more hope in local county bans and such, but don’t see much hope on the big scene where Big Ag can more easily interfere. Continue reading Why This Non-GMO Activist Doesn’t Support the Non-GMO Label

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It’s been a great first year and big news for 2015!

The WordPress stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for the Holistically Heal blog. I got this in an email this morning and thought I’d share with you all just for funsies. It is pretty cool to see the stats for the year…I’m excited to see that it was viewed in 62 countries, especially considering this blog is just a passion of mine and I’ve not promoted the site.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,300 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

In 2015, I hope to bring many more awareness topics to followers, their friends and families. Together we can restore the planet through awareness and education! If you see a blog post you love or found informative and helpful, please don’t forget to share. It’s going to take us all the spread the good word and reclaim our clean food, clean water and clean air!

Whether you are sharing about GMOs, the importance of organic foods, fluoridated water, chemicals in personal care products, etc, you ARE doing your part because bringing awareness to these problems helps people to vote with their dollars, in support of the companies that conduct business in sustainable ways that encourage the rebirth of our clean, unadulterated planet! And, when we have restored our planet, we no longer have to worry about what we can eat, drink or put on our skin. Can you imagine living in a time where you can just eat or drink something without worrying about what’s behind that label? We must say YES to clean and NO to toxins to get there…and the most hassle-free, reliable way to do that is through the Pure Integrity Verified Seal.

Many, many blessings to all of you for the new year. Thank you for following my mission and doing your part to GREEN IT UP!

Here’s a sneak peek of my next big project and what’s to come.

If you’d like to be actively participating through creating change local to you, please join our brand new group, Pure Integrity Moms (and Dads), on Facebook to connect with others likeminded around the world! If you think you’d like to get more involved, please contact me and I’ll put you in contact with Lynnette to make your arrangements for YOUR local T.O.U.R. (Total Organic Understanding Ride) or other ways you can support our mission through sharing the message.

xo~Rachel

A profound healing journey

We are all connected...

Don’t you wish you could just click your heels and manifest your own reality? You can. Your wildest dreams, aspirations and visions of life for yourself are just an awakening away. Read on and you will understand.

I’ve always been a very spiritually grounded person. My mother has referred to me as “spirited” since I was a young child. I’ve always felt I was an “old soul” and was connected to something much bigger than I, but hadn’t been able to put my finger on it until recently. I was raised in a Baptist church, but as I got older I began to move away from “religion” and just work on my own relationship with The Almighty, the Creator Of All That Is, trying to understand just what this world is…it just didn’t make sense to me that the same individuals who preach to not judge are often the first to do so. I couldn’t make sense of all the hypocrisy, not only in the church, but alive and well in the online community of “Christians”. I decided I did not want to define myself as any particular religion. I did not want to limit my relationship with my Creator (I’ve always called Him God, but the worldly name isn’t important) with human ideals and belief systems. I wanted to just exist with the presence of Creator, get to know Creator personally and let Creator share with me all that I am to know.

This journey has been several years in the making and late last year, I felt a strong inclination to just be still and wait for understanding. Creator began to work on me, building a community all around me and a passion for change through me. It was through this community that I was led to Ryan Bloom. Ryan and I had the opportunity to have multiple conversations over his vendor table throughout one weekend at the Live Happy, Be Pure Organic Festival and there was no doubt that a magnificent force had arranged this meeting. You see, Ryan has a deep understanding of his existence here on Earth and I was just an experience away from my own understanding. Although this incredible experience which Ryan introduced me to profoundly impacted my understanding, I still had some loose ends to weave. Now I had complete understanding of how to weave them. I just needed to BE and allow myself the space to grow. I just needed to exist, quit looking for signs and answers and just do what was presented to me though understanding.  I AM connected to something much bigger. YOU are connected to something much bigger. WE are all connected, in a magnificent way. Continue reading A profound healing journey

Organic farmers of Southeast Missouri~Welcome!

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It was suggested to me to create a page where our local organic farmers can comment what produce, meats, breads, etc. they have available for sourcing for our local restaurants that wish to join our efforts for local change. In order to beat the beast~Big Ag~we must, across America, support our local farmers that support sustainable agriculture in their practice. We must be their lifeline. We must insure they are able to continue their practice to support their families and pass on the ancient wisdom of sustainability to future generations of farmers. We must make it known that there is not a demand for pesticide and chemical laden foods, and there is not a demand for unsustainable practices like GMO farming. We must vote with our dollars, be cognizant of who and what our dollars are supporting and how that translates to future generations, to the world that we are borrowing from our children and our grandchildren.

Organic farmers* local to southeast Missouri, please comment below what products you have available for our local restaurants that desire to make efforts for change. I will be building a master list from our local meetings, phone communications, and in-person visits and will add those to this page as we make progress in developing our list. It is my goal to have at least one restaurant in our local area offer at least one option before the end of this season.

*Not required to be USDA organic certified, only capable of articulating and/or demonstrating upon a visit to your farm the measures you take to provide clean, sustainable food sources. Recommendations will also be taken from our local network of organic consumers and farmers that are familiar with fellow farmers’ practices. I will be working with my dear friend Organic Guru Lynnette Marie, author of Fuel for the Body and founder of the Pure Integrity Verified Seal and local organic farmers in “approving” the organic status of other local farms, in order to give confidence to our local consumers and restaurants that they are receiving what they seek in quality food.

Sign the petition to bring organic options to Cape Girardeau area dining establishments!!.