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Monday, September 24, 2012

GMO - Genetically Modified Organisms

I can not stress enough how important it is that we educate ourselves on the reality about GMO Foods within our midst. The presence is growing quickly and if we do not take a stand our health, economy and entire food system will be turned upside down beyond repair. This is so very very very serious. This applies to everyone of us..if you eat..it matters to you! Your quality of life and those around WILL be effected if you do not ignore this topic. The following is a trailer to a very INFORMATIVE trailer of a documentary that explains and shows the scope and magnitude of the importance with GMO Food right now. http://geneticroulettemovie.com/ You may watch the full length movie online for a donation of 2.99. You may also purchase the DVD to share with others.


Here is another link to a study on GMO foods and their effects.  But this is just s very small picture.

I have been passionate about the food we eat for over 20 years. However, I have not shared many resources here on the blog. I hope to do more of that, because I have been watching the food system slip into crisis for years and years. It is a slippery slope to disease, death and pore quality of life that is ONLY there for 2 reasons:

 1. Because of greed on the parts of those who are implementing it.
 2. Because of the ignorance or complacency on the part of those who are consuming it.

 If we are not taking specific and diligent steps against this - we are acting in one of the two roles that contribute to it.

It is very sad that even this most simplistic of things such as food has become so corrupt - but the truth of the matter is that it HAS! Everyone needs to take heed to this. A message to women and mothers - While some husbands/fathers may contribute to this - YOU are the most responsible for what gets served at your table and sent in your lunchboxes. You are responsible for setting the example and the standard. Please educate yourself on what you are putting into your children's mouths. The allergies, food in-tolerances, hormone imbalances, birth defects, autism, miscarriages, immune disorders, and many many many related diseases we are seeing are no co-incidence. They are the result of changes in our world that have happened rapidly..we are poisoning ourselves. IF we WAKE UP and respond..it does not have to continue. We CAN make a difference! (Please - watch the video above!)

1. Get educated.  You must know what the problem is - if you hope to fix it.
2. Learn to prepare and enjoy whole foods! Turn away from prepared packaged foods.
3. Buy local food from local farmers.  Interview them, learn how they grow it.  Support them and buy their food so that they will be able to support their families and you may eat well! This also builds sustainable communities in a myriad of ways!
4.  Find (or START!) local co-ops to help bring good food to families at more reasonable prices that families can afford!

For foods that you still need to purchase from "stores". Here are some resources to help you find food that has NOT been Genetically Modified:

Here are some links to some GMO and Real Food Watchdogs so that you may get and stay informed:


Jason said...

Great post, Pamela. We basically assume that anything store-bought is GMO unless specifically marked otherwise, buyer beware!

Andi said...

This is seriously important issue and I am grateful for the links and sites share... would love to watch the movie too!

Harmony said...

Learning about foods is what led me to Torah. I believe that the dietary outlines in Leviticus are a sort of "pre-warning" against GMO foods as Abba warns us not to "sow your field with mixed seeds".

MommySetFree said...

Harmony - that is really neat! Yah certainly does help guard us and teach us to watchful in all things, and food is a big area! :-) He is so good!