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…
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→
I whipped up this soup last night, just throwing together random ingredients we had in the pantry and refrigerator..it turned out so delicious and I wanted to write up a recipe to save while the ingredients were fresh in my mind. I figured what better way than on my site to share with you, right? Right 😉
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 40 mins
2 cups sliced organic carrots (half moons)
2 cups chopped organic onions (appx 1/2 inch squares)
2 cups organic black beans, drained (cooked or canned)
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A new visitor posted a message today, which made me realize I hadn’t yet addressed this in a post. You are not alone. We all feel overwhelmed when first looking at transitioning to real food. Baby steps…don’t try to do it all at once. The more you can eliminate from your diet, the better but it does take some time to go completely GMO free. Personally, I recommend just going all organic (yes, you can afford it and I will address that in a later post, but feel free to ask questions on how to eat organic cheaper than traditional in the meantime) because I’m not sure that the stronger concern with GMOs is the actual GM process and resulting altered plant DNA or all the pesticides and herbicides we are exposed to when consuming them. Pesticides and herbicides are also used in alarming quantities on non-GM crops, so really your best bet is to go organic as this way you avoid all the toxins, not just the concerns with GMOs. See to follow my response to this excerpt from the post, “GMOs are used in everything. It really seems impossible to me to omit them.”
I’m glad you were able to find me. You are correct; it is definitely a challenge in today’s world. I hope in my educational efforts I can play a small role in making the transition easier for folks by creating more consumer demand for more GMO free options in southeast Missouri. In the meantime I am happy to help anyone who desires to eliminate as much as possible. The more you can convert your diet to pure foods, the better. Unfortunately, right now it is next to impossible to completely eliminate without a lot of research or a little coaching from someone who’s done the research and self-practiced to know the feasible ways of eliminating. However, that’s no reason to not control what you can. I coach people to do your best, starting with cutting out what you know to be major offenders. #1: Regarding the livestock being fed GM grains…switch to grassfed beef as it will not be contaminated from chemical-laden GM feed. I can refer you to Continue reading It’s ok, really it is…→