Our kids and GMO’s

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Posted by Annie in Opinion, Organic on September 27, 2013

The kids in Sonora, Twain Harte, and Soulsbyville schools are eating GMO’s everyday in their lunch.  We might as well be giving them poison.  I think this needs to change. Our kids should be eating the very best foods we can give them.  They are our future. We are throwing away our future.

March Against Monsanto - October 12, 2013

March Against Monsanto – October 12, 2013

Get informed about GMO’s. Yes, it’s hard to live a totally GMO-free diet, but little by little we are making the change.  You can, too.  It doesn’t happen overnight.  Heck, with as much as the typical person has in their fridge and freezer, it simply can’t happen overnight. You can start by calling and asking if the foods you currently eat contain GMO’s.  Every week I personally call two or three companies…who has time for this?  But someone has to do it.

I’ve got a small list growing every week and more to add. We have a right to know.  I call them on the phone, Facebook them, e-mail them, and/or write them a letter, then I share the information with you.  Here’s my list (updated regularly). Our family is committed to living a non-GMO lifestyle.

I think back to the way my grandmother did things and I try to do the same.  Surprisingly she was doing things right all along, but don’t expect to hear that from the experts.  They want you sick.  Since eating a partially GMO-free diet, we haven’t been sick at all.  My son used to get sick every two or three months.  I can’t recall any of us being under the  weather at all this year.

I can assure you, if you spend the money to buy grass-fed beef, it’s worth it.  I’m finding we aren’t as hungry as we used to be.  We eat less and the grass-fed — you can really taste the difference.  I can tell the garbage from the good stuff.  I’m loving it. While it costs more, you won’t need as much to be sated. Even four ounces of this stuff will be enough.  At least try it once.

There are sales out there, and this is the time of year when the prices are low.  Did you know some stores put meat on sale in the evening hours after 6 or 7 p.m. they mark down the stuff that hasn’t sold.  If they don’t sell it, they have to either freeze it or throw it out.  I don’t know why the schools or community organizations don’t make an agreement with the stores to get the stuff before it has to be thrown out, but that’s a topic for another day.

We all get used to shopping at the same stores.  You can’t shop them all but you should try the markets in your area.  Some will carry local produce: buy them, they may save you money, they may not.  But it’s a good idea to check, because more and more stores are carrying organic these days. Get to know the people in your neighborhood, join a local co-op, start a garden, share with your neighbors.  Now is the time to prepare because the days ahead are grim and we weren’t all born rich.

Some days I sit and wonder what we will do, but then I stop, remember to take it one day at a time and continue to prepare for hard times ahead.

Please join the March Against Monsanto in your town, on October 12. Come join us in Sonora

Join GMO Free California

Join Beginning Organic (Non-GMO)

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