Genetic Roulette

Nov 4, 2013 by

gmo free I know I am not posting much anymore, life is busy, but I will be back!
I am still taking photos and trying new recipes.

October was Non GMO Month; I celebrated with lots of great sales on some of my favorite products.

If you are curious to know more about genetically modified organisms and their impact on your health, please read this article and take the opportunity to watch Genetic Roulette for free. Don’t miss this opportunity to watch this wonderful film this week.

Genetic Roulette – The Gamble of Our Lives

 

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Education Wednesday: Glyphosate Increases

Jul 10, 2013 by

Over the past several weeks I have been reading several articles about glyphosate increases in our food and water supply.

This issue is overwhelming, confusing and upsetting. Why is our government doing this to us?
Why aren’t more people not upset about this?

A good friend sent me this picture of someone in my area upset about it…I thought it was pretty awesome.
My son told me I could NOT do this to my car.

monsanto car

The below quote is from an online article,  EPA Set to Increase Levels of Controversial Chemical on Food, by one of my favorite advocates for the cause, Robyn O’Brien.

 “And as Dr. Huber spoke about glyphosate, which is the ingredient used in a weed killer known as RoundUp, a weed killer that I had applied countless times around our yard and one that is sprayed on our food crops like corn and soy, I listened, not really wanting to hear any of it, reflecting not only on what I had eaten during my pregnancies and fed our children, but also on the scope of the work of Professor Miguel A. Altieri of the University of California, Berkeley who had looked into unforeseen risks that might be associated with genetically engineered crops and these chemicals being sprayed on them:

“Glyphosate is a systemic herbicide (i.e. it is absorbed into and moves through the whole plant), and is carried into the harvested parts of plants.  Exactly how much glyphosate is present in the seeds of corn or soybeans (genetically engineered to withstand this chemical) is not known, as grain products are not included in conventional market surveys for pesticide residues.  The fact that this and other herbicides are known to accumulate in fruits…raises questions about food safety, especially now that more than 37 million pounds of this herbicide are used annually in the United States alone. Even in the absence of immediate (acute) effects, it might take 40 years for a potential carcinogen to act in enough people for it to be detected as a cause.  Moreover, research has shown that glyphosate seems to act in a similar fashion to antibiotics by altering soil biology rendering bean plants more vulnerable to disease”.”

 

A few additional articles that will help explain this issue are:
EPA Raises Glyphosate Concentrations on Food Crop

and Toxic shock: California allows up to one thousand times more glyphosate in drinking water than needed to cause breast cancer in women

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Education Wednesday: PANDAS and GMO’S

Jun 26, 2013 by

eat right Recently I watched a CNN interview video from Zen Honeycutt, from Mom’s Across America. I thought the interview was very good, talking about GMO’s and it opened me up to something called PANDAS, which I had never heard of.

This knowledge made me consider the number of ailments and diseases that are on the rise due to the ingestion of genetically modified organisms. We are all being impacted by this food experiment that is being pushed on us by Monsanto and endorsed by our government.

 

In the below video, there is mention of PANDAS…and I am not talking about the animal here.

I have someone I know that I suspect may have PANDAS…how do I open his parent’s eyes up to this fact?

PANDAS: Frequently Asked Questions about Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections

P.A.N.D.A.S  Network

Watch this video; it is only 10 minutes and may have you consider what you are feeding your children and the impact it has on the health and wellness of our future generation. Watch until the end when she talks about PANDAS.

Both my son and I had the ring about our mouths and we licked our lips all the time. I don’t know that we had PANDAS, but I did find we had an issue with consumption of night shade vegetables and the elimination of those foods from our diet made such a difference in our health and well-being. Not eating night shade vegetables eliminated our asthma symptoms and lessened my son’s arthritis symptoms.

4 Vegetables Those Who Found an Asthma Cure Will NOT Eat

Nightshade Vegetables and Arthritis

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Monday Update: GMO labeling and more

Jun 24, 2013 by

My Monday update is going to be a mix bag. Meal Monday will *hopefully* return next week. I took a week off to enjoy summer; taking time to blog during the summer is definitely a challenge. My son and husband are off to Boy Scout camp, so I intend on updating my blog all this week!

On Saturday, I was part of the first viewing of the new documentary GMO OMG, it was an endearing film by a Dad, Jeremy Seifert, on his exploration of genetically modified organisms in our food supply and the importance of GMO labeling. Watch the trailer below…the film will be released in September. I am excited for more awareness of this issue and am grateful to Nature’s Path and Birchwood Cafe for sponsoring the local viewing.

After the film, there was a panel discussion. Minnesota is introducing a labeling bill when they return to session in February. If you care to be involved in helping make this happen, they are looking for supporters and volunteers. This is important stuff to have a choice to know what is in our food. Get involved with Right to Know Minnesota.

On the panel, I especially loved to hear from Atina Diffley. Atina is co-founder of Gardens of Eagan (with her husband), one of the first organic farms in Minnesota. They no longer own Gardens of Eagan, but continue as huge supporters of organic farming. Atina wrote a book called Turn Here Sweet Corn: Organic Farming Works; it is a great read about their Gardens of Eagan organic farm and shares of their successful grass roots legal battle against Koch Refinery.

 

leaning apple tree

My thoughts are also heavy with the recent storm damage in Minnesota. I am thankful I haven’t lost power or trees, but my apple trees are leaning and probably will go over if the ground continues to get saturated. More severe weather and rain are on there way.

Today, Vince Flynn is being buried after battling prostate cancer for three years. I went to St. Thomas with Vince and had several mutual friends. He ended up being a wonderful author of amazing books, starting with Term Limits and the Mitch Rapp series. My thoughts and prayers go to his family. I will miss his books so much. If you haven’t read them, you should! Check out his books.

 

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Education Wednesday: Stop eating GMO

Jun 12, 2013 by

GMO-pig-intestines-inflammation (1)

Compare the intestines of pigs and their exposure to GMO feed.

I have so much rolling around in my head right now. First, I can’t stand the weather we are having in Minnesota right now. We were told it was going to be a fantastic week of sunny and 80 degrees and it has been gloomy and rainy everyday. My garden needs sunshine (and so do I.)

On Sunday, the Minneapolis Star Tribune did the first in a series of articles about special education teachers and how their jobs have changed and the issues they are dealing with are so different than years ago. The children are violent and most of the issues are behavioral.  I believe there to be a direct link to what is happening with children and the food we are consuming. These changes have happened in my 17 year old son’s lifetime and this is also the time that our food supply has changed. When will we as a human race stop and realize what is happening and stop wondering what is causing this increase in autism, ADHD and the like? I have heard stories of teachers who have totally changed their classrooms by changing the diets of the children and in return, the behavior changes.

Over the last year, we have realized that my son’s focus and disposition are affected by food. Yesterday, when he returned home from a camp, he was funky and tired…just didn’t feel right. I found out that he had drank soda (high fructose corn syrup, GMO’s, food dyes). I knew immediately he was responding to what he consumed. After a few hours and flushing it out of his system, he was back to his normal self. He said he forgot what those things did to his body and will be drinking water today.

My sister, who has young children, mentioned that her kids were going to camp this week. There is a parent assigned to make arrangements for all the kids with dietary needs. This parent told my sister that it was a full-time job to manage all the special needs. This made me reflect to when my son started school and went to his first camp at age 5. At that time, he was the only kid with allergies (peanut, banana, cashew) and they had no experience with kids with special dietary needs. So, I wonder, what has caused these extreme changes in just 12 years? We must consider this.

A new study was released recently about how GMO feed causes pigs stomach inflammation. Read the articles and wonder what is happening to your stomach when you eat GMO foods. Here is a link to another article which is the source of the photos below Make a change now and take control of your health and well-being!

 

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