Wednesday, November 6, 2013

How to Avoid GMOs

I will no longer refer to GMOs as Genetically "Modified" Organisms.  
"Modified" implies that it might be an improvement.
They will now be referred to as GENETICALLY MUTATED ORGANISMS.

Ask yourself this question,  

"If I stopped supporting these companies would I starve?"  

The answer is NO! 
Here's another question, 

"Is your health and the health of your family important to you? 
My answer is YES!

The first step is to identify the most common GMO crops

Next, It is important to understand the process of creating a Genetically Mutated Organism.   Example:  Corn - There are two main varieties of GE corn. One has a Gene from the soil bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis inserted to produce the Bt toxin, which poisons Lepidoteran (moths and butterflies) pests.[2] There are also several events which are resistant to various herbicide. Present in high fructose corn syrup and glucose/fructose which is prevalent in a wide variety of foods in America. source

GMOs are created so that when they are DRENCHED in Poison (pesticides) the crop lives but the bugs and weeds die.  
A new study shows that low doses of Bt biopesticide CryA1b as well as the glyphosate herbicide, Roundup, kill human kidney cells. source
How do we Avoid GMOs?
Homemade Pizza using homegrown veggies and locally made Mozzarella from the Farmer's Market
 Grow Your Own!  Not everyone has the luxury of a backyard garden but many communities are waking up to the growing food issue.  Community gardens are cropping up everywhere you just need to look around.  If you have a large property you might consider "renting" plots.
Look for 100% Organic products.  Some items labeled organic can include gm ingredients.  There are several trusted certifications such as Oregon Tilth.

Look for the Non-GMO Project Verification
The Non-GMO Project’s Product Verification Program (PVP) is a process-based program designed to assess compliance with the Non-GMO Project Standard. The core requirements are traceability, segregation, and testing at critical control points. source

Buy REAL Food.  Next time you're shopping, don't reach for the can of soup or the package of "just add water" food items.  Many of these items contain very nasty chemicals and contain 70% (or more) GMOs.  Homemade soups, dressings and breakfast items can be made from scratch at a fraction of the cost.  Save time and money and make larger batches.

Shop Local.  CSAs and Farmer's Markets are a great place to find local produce at a fraction of grocery store costs.  This way you have access to real food and support your local economy.
If you have additional suggestions I'd love to hear from you.  This is such an important topic.  If you want more information please ask.
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  1. Good information and great ideas! I really hope the mandatory labeling will happen too. People just aren't aware of how dangerous and serious the GMO's are. Thanks for providing this information.

  2. Always good information, keep it coming :)

    1. Thank you! Was raving mad this morning and started @ Back to the Basics. I calmed down a bit when I posted @ Mary's Kitchen. Check out my first post:

  3. Hi, thanks for linking up on the Journeys of the Zoo Bloglovin Linky, stopping by to see you from and looking forward to reading more of your blog

  4. Interesting and thought provoking. Thank you for the info. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday on Organized 31.

  5. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. You help to make it so much fun.♥

  6. Hi Mary, I just wanted to say that I am so glad that their are people out there doing what you are doing? God bless you for that! GMOs I believe are exactly as you so wonderfully say Genetically Mutated Organisms. I wish I live close enough to go to your workshop but I don't. The more educational information we put out and the more we educate people about GMO the better chance we have in changing things and helping people to understand the tremendous health dangers to our bodies and the environment. Keep doing what you are doing!

  7. You always have such good information, thank you so much for sharing on the HomeAcre Hop, hope to see you this Thursday for our Thanksgiving HomeAcre Hop! - Nancy The Thanksgiving Home Acre Hop


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