Organic Non GMO Food

organic food

Is it GMO free?

There was a time when calling food organic would have been like calling water wet.

Of course it’s organic, it is built of carbons, it is free and clear of foreign bodies, and came from the earth. But now we have a label stating when our food is in its natural state. Instead of vice versa.

And now we have GMO’s to consider. And these aren’t labeled on our foods. Again, its only labeled when it DOESN’T have it.

It boggles my mind how all other things have to have the toxins, poisons, ingredients, and materials listed. Except food. The stuff we ingest internally apparently is not as important to label as the mattress, which is required by law to list contents.

That’s just weird. That’s the kind of weird people will be talking about  2000 years from now.

I can hear it now. “Well the late dwellers of the Western American civilization did amazing things like went to the moon and cloned species. But then they put the genes of one species (of animal, plant, or micro organism) into another species of food, even though research suggested that GMO’s were harmful to the creature ingesting them.

And in 2 generations their children had scales and gills. So they all migrated back to the ocean where they now live as single celled mutations.

I don’t know, that’s really not that funny.

Because THEY are putting SHIT in my FOOD.

So while they label the non poisonous food as Organic, they do not have to label GMOs (which I consider poisonous) at all. Oh okay, I get it, yeah that makes total sense.???????

 

What to do?

Garden.

Trade with a gardener for food.

Get connected with a CSA.

Get good at saving seeds.

Become knowledgeable in harvesting and foraging food.

Buy organic and non-gmo labeled foods.

And I know it costs more but stay away from the GMO’s. Far AWAY.

Boycott it all together.

And do your homework, learn about GMO’s  for your friend’s and family’s health.

Sea Salt Sugar Scrub Recipe

This is SO easy and So great.

A sea salt sugar scrub recipe is a great way to gently exfoliate and hydrate the skin. Using essential oils can enhance this affect and also provide emotional support depending upon the essential oil used.

The oils used are nourishing and moisturizing soaking directly into your skin to soften and soothe.

The sea salt is cleansing to the human body’s energy system (great after a long stressful day). It is best to use a fine sea salt rather than a coarse one, as this can be a bit too rough on the skin. The sea salt also has added minerals. Epsom salt may also be used for its muscle relaxing properties due to it’s magnesium content.

The essential oils used enter into your blood stream via your skin and add their specific qualities like calming, soothing, invigorating, begin to work on your system.

 

1. Measure out equal parts sea salt, organic cane sugar (use the fine granules) and a good quality vegetable oil.

Many vegetable oils are good, almond and apricot are my favorites. Just do not use olive oil as it has a strong smell.

 

 

2. Add you essential oils to your vegetable oil. About 10-15 drops per 1/2 cup.

Good oils for the sea salt sugar scrub depend on how you want to feel. Orange is very uplifting yet calming. Lavender is soothing and great for the skin. Rosewood is also calming and great for the skin. Stay away from the mints. Rosemary and sage are very invigorating and mentally stimulating, but you will smell like a salad. Find what you like.

 

3. Mix all the ingredients together and place in a non-breakable container.

 

And that’s it! Super simple!

A few facts about GMO’s

The High Risk GMO’s foods are

  • Corn
  • Alfalfa
  • Papaya
  • Canola
  • Cotton
  • Soy
  • Sugar Beets
  • Zuchini and Summer Squash

There are also foods that do not contain GMO’s but have relatives that do, here they can attain cross contamination:

  • Brassica napa (e.g., rutabaga, Siberian kale)
  • Brassica rapa (e.g., bok choy, mizuna, Chinese cabbage, turnip, rapini, tatsoi)
  • Curcubita (acorn squash, delicata squash, patty pan)
  • Flax
  • Rice
  • Beta vulgaris (e.g., chard, table beets)

GMO Facts

  • Organic labeling regulations do not require the testing of GMO’s, to be safe get the non-GMO label
  • In almost 50 countries around the world, there is heavy regualtion or bans on the sale & production of  GMO’s
  • GMOs are in as much as 80% of conventional processed food
  • 82% of Americans feel that food should be labeled when containing GMO’s
  • Fact: We do not know what long term effect eating GMO’s will have
  • Fact our desires for labeling are being ignored. How does that feel?

http://www.nongmoproject.org/learn-more/what-is-gmo/

http://big.assets.huffingtonpost.com/toplinesbgmo304.pdf

The Vote is in Your Grocery Cart

If we, for example, told Quacker (which does contain GMO’s) to quack off, and none of us bought their oats they would change. Or go out of business.

You see what we forget is that they are a providing a service to us. We are supporting them. But we don’t actually need their shitty food. Oats are not exclusive to Quacker. We can find oats elsewhere. We could grow our own. Its not rocket science. Its food.

And this goes for everyone on the LIST.

Researchers do not know much about the result of this. But what they do know doesn’t look good. Monsanto and the food companies, grocery stores, and law makers are playing Russian roulette with our food source.

“If you put a label on genetically engineered food you might as well put a skull and crossbones on it.”
– Norman Braksick, president of Asgrow Seed Co., a subsidiary of Monsanto, quoted in the Kansas City Star, March 7, 1994

Do we really want our children’s growing bodies to be sustained on food with genetically modified organisms. That sounds like science fiction. Are we going to put something into their developing brains, muscles, and organs that Nature did not put in the food in a million years and man has in a couple decades?

Action: Eat organic foods, buy foods with the label non-GMO. Grow or support a garden. Boycott the gmo companies. Just say NO to being part a science project.

And educate your children.

 Join the March Against Monsanto!

Sign the petition at Millions Against Monsanto!

 

Isn’t it ironic that Monsato kind of sounds like Monster?