Sunday, August 24, 2014

Learn More about GMOs! Educate Yourself!

Below is a copy of our recent mailing for Mary's Heirloom Seeds.  
This is a very important topic so please don't just skim.  
Read and understand.  Ask questions!


What are GMOs?

Mary's Heirloom Seeds  -   Newsletter
We've had so many questions  about GMOs vs. Heirlooms.
Here ya go!
What's the big deal about GMOs?

I have always felt that Education is the first step towards a healthier existence.

As I have stated on our fb page, It is my understanding that GMOs are created to withstand millions of pounds of toxic, cancer-causing pesticides which kill insects and weeds while leaving the GMO crop.  Recently, it has been revealed that pesticide resistant "super-weeds" are cropping up all over the place. 
Mother nature always wins!

First, there is no long term testing on what GMOs will do to the human body or the environment.

Next, pesticides kill bees and other beneficial bugs that the earth needs to continue to produce for the billions of inhabitants.

Also, if GMOs where such an amazing invention...Why are there still millions of hungry people in this world? My short answer...Money!

What some people do not realize is that Monsanto, one of the largest producers of chemicals and GMOs also created Agent Orange, DDT and Asparatame.
Want to know where some of these Monsanto Executives now work?
Here's one of my articles, The Dark Side of Food and Food Production

Another important article is What is an Heirloom Seed?

On our website I have the following info: What is a GMO?
Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) are created using gene-splicing techniques of biotechnology (also called genetic engineering, GE) In 60 other countries around the world there are significant restrictions or outright bans on the production of GMOs, because they are not considered proven safe. In the U.S. on the other hand, the FDA approved commercial production of GMOs based on studies conducted by the companies who created them and profit from their sale. If you will do the research you will see that GMO veggies don't produce viable seeds and they digest differently than heirloom veggies. For more information, check out The Non-GMO Project

I highly recommend checking out GMO Free Florida on fb. Trish Sheldon is an amazing women that I have come to know (you can tell her Mary sent you) and the page has a lot of FACTS. I specify "facts" because there is a lot of misinformation out there.

As a blogger I am aware that Monsanto actually hires people to post comments on both facebook and anti-GMO blogs. Even I have been "trolled" by these people.
Here's another one of my articles The Politics of Food

YOU can help by sharing this newsletter and sharing our facebook page!
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Below are a few links that I have found for real, factual information.

Speak up!  Educate!  For your children, your friends and family...Speak up for people you don't even know.  Be aware, be active and do your part to ensure food safety for generations to come!

As always, If you have additional questions please feel free to ask.
Unless I am at the Farmer's Market I usually reply in 2-3 hours.

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