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Can You Afford to Eat Organic?

Shop local farmers market, Eat organic if you can.

Shop local farmers markets

I say you can’t afford Not to. However, to answer the question, you can afford to eat organic, even on a budget. One option that is always affordable is your local farmers markets. There you have a choice of local and organic. And to be honest, I find that in most cases the prices are lower or equal to the local chain grocery stores.

I know that eating organic sounds like a luxury to most. And I know it’s not the norm, and we do hate change. But I think it’s really important to be open to this change because your life depends on it. Even the medical community is realizing that we are at risk from the pesticides and additives that are found in our food today.

This is from Prevention News “…organizations from the American Academy of Pediatrics to the President‚Äôs Cancer Panel encourage us to reduce our exposure to everything from pesticides to artificial growth hormones, the fact is that we should all be able to feed our families foods that are free-from additives that are increasingly being shown to cause harm.”

Most stores today are adding some type of organic line of food, whether it’s their own brand or those that are stamped “USDA Organic.” You can also save money by becoming a member of a local farm. I guess you may ask, where am I going to find a local farm? I’m glad you asked. ūüôā

The Organic Consumers Association  http://organicconsumers.org/btc/BuyingGuide.cfm  is probably one of the best sources for everything organic and sustainable. They have a Green People directory of green and organic businesses by zip code.  They also have an organic buying club, The Green Polka Dot Box, offering organic and Non GMO foods. http://www.greenpolkadotbox.com/

Eat Well Guide is an excellent resource for local, sustainable and organic food. Just type in your zip code and you get a listing for farms or markets near you. http://www.eatwellguide.org/i.php?pd=Home

Local Harvest is another excellent resource that will connect you to farms and farmers markets in your area. http://www.localharvest.org/

Become a member of a CSA, that’s Community Supported Agriculture. This is really cool. You get to visit the farm at least once a season. You also can develop a relationship with the farmer and get insight on how your food is grown. Great for families with children.¬†

Local Harvest can direct you to a local CSA. The farmer offers a certain number of “shares,” usually a box of ¬†fruits and vegetables. You purchase a share, like a membership or subscription, and you receive a ¬†box, bag or basket of seasonal produce.¬†images

When we buy  direct from a family farm we are  actually helping the environment. Maybe we can  help change this horrible trend we see taking place with chemical agriculture and GMOs; the poisoning of our soil and water. We will also be strengthening our communities by sustaining the local economy.

There are community gardens, usually a donated piece of land to be used for gardening. This would allow for kids to also get involved in helping to provide nutritious food and a little exercise too.    info@communitygarden.org

Also check out Second Story gardens, safe_image ¬†@www.facebook.com/SecondStoryGardens. This shows an example of community gardens utilizing the public school’s space for growing food.

There are many options to eating organic. You just have to find what works for you. And you know it’s really not a case of should you eat organic. The fact is, if you don’t, you and your family are at risk. GMOs are a real threat, pesticides and additives are too. You must avoid them.

Here are more reasons to eat organic:

GMO foods that are genetically engineering do not provide adequate nutrition and they cause harm.

Start growing your own.file401291227281 There are many options to this choice. But before you do, check out this amazing video, called “Back to Eden.” ¬†¬†http://www.backtoedenfilm.com/. Awesome!!!

I use a company called “Nature’s Garden Express.” I receive a box of organic fruits and vegetables of my choosing, every two weeks. I pay only $45 a box and it really lasts. Because I’m getting all the nutrition I need, I eat less and get filled quicker, its real food. It tastes better too. ¬†https://www.naturesgardenexpress.com/invites.php

When I do shop,that ¬†I find I save more money than I spend, even though organic may cost a little more. I save by passing by all that GMO, processed, pesticide filled food that’s on sale. I buy less, but I get more. More vitamins and nutrients, and more opportunities to be creative. ¬†Try it!!!

Sharing is caring. I really care and I pray that we can start to eat our way to better health by saying No to GMO.

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Stop!!! in the name of Life, before you kill us all….

in Name of Life....

in Name of Life….

 

Remember the Supreme’s song, “Stop in the Name of Love”? The next verse of the song was,” before you break my heart, think it over….” Well, this title will flow better to that beat. Stop, in the name of Life, before you kill us all…

Anyway, back to the business at hand. Think it over…

We are dying. file0001051260198

Literally, we are dying from one disease or another. And there is cause for alarm. The “Big Food Monster” Monsanto is adding something special in our food. Monsanto is the producer of some of the world’s most dangerous substances–saccharine, PCB’s, DDT, and Agent Orange. Now they are a bio-tech giant, producing the herbicide Roundup.¬†Monsanto first produced “Roundup Ready” glyphosate-tolerant plants using a gene from bacteria found growing near a Roundup factory. “Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, kills growing plants by preventing them from forming three particular aromatic amino acids, tryptophan, phenylalanine, and tyrosine.” http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2011-01/life-cycle-genetically-modified-seed.

For these Roundup Ready plants, Monsanto cloned a gene from a form of agrobacterium, (the stuff they found growing near their factory), you see, this bug was not affected by the Roundup. They used E.Coli to clone the gene of ¬†that agrobacterium¬†and that made it resistant to ¬†the Roundup. Approximately 90% of our nations soybeans and 70% of our corn has Roundup ready genes. And that’s just one of the bacteria they use, there are more. E.coli, Really?

the dreadful soybean

the dreadful soybean

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Bt toxin is a toxic gene and is used to make pesticide resistant crops i.e., corn and cotton; it causes disease in insects. Its inserted into the seed to serve as a built-in pesticide. This toxin breaks open the stomachs of the insect in order to kill them. It has also been reported to break the walls of human cells. What the heck were they thinking??? Did they really think the disease would stop at the insects???

I know this is getting a little technical, but you gotta know. Farmers can spray, and spray and won’t kill the plant, but us on the other hand….dying, dying, dying from eating this spray. Europe doesn’t want GMO, neither does Russia. What is America thinking?

According to an article entitled ” The Intensifying Debate Over Genetically Modified Foods: “Nine GM (genetically modified) crops are currently being sold in the U.S.: corn, soybeans, canola, cotton, sugar beets, alfalfa, Hawaiian papaya, zucchini and yellow crookneck squash. Ninety percent of corn and cotton, 93 percent of soybeans, and 95 percent of sugar beets in the U.S. are GM crops. Most U.S. livestock is fed GM corn, alfalfa and soybeans; and many dairy products come from cows treated with rBGH (a GM growth hormone).

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GE foods on the shelf….

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GE foods in the freezer…

Approximately 70 percent of the processed foods in our supermarkets contain GM ingredients. A number of new GM products are in the pipeline, awaiting approval: Dow‚Äôs corn and soybeans resistant to the herbicide 2,4-D and Monsanto‚Äôs cotton and soybeans resistant to the herbicide dicamba; ‚ÄúArctic apples,‚ÄĚ genetically modified to keep from turning brown; and GM salmon, which grow twice as fast as normal salmon.”¬†http://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/2013/07/30/the-intensifying-debate-over-genetically-modified-foods/

it's cousin, poison corn

Eating to Live or Eating to be sick?

Can simply eating food cause sickness, even death? Yes it can!!! I know it’s not something you want to believe. I’m talking GMO here. So here are some facts for you to consider.

Morgellon’s disease, ever hear of it? I’m sure you haven’t, it’s not publicized. It’s a skin disease that causes lesions with strange, fiber like material sticking out of them. Sufferers report intense itching and a feeling that something is crawling under their skin. ¬†They also suffer from severe depression, chronic fatigue, and a weakened immune system. Guess what else is found in the fibers? The same substance used to produce genetically modified plants, agrobacterium. Imagine that!

 According to Mike Stagman, PhD,

‚ÄúGenetic Engineering is a nightmare technology that has already caused MANY disease epidemics ‚ÄĒ documented but unpublicized.‚ÄĚ http://www.globalresearch.ca/gmo-and-morgellons-disease/8464

Liver problems, sterility, immune disorders, allergies, just to name a few, can be linked to the consumption of GMO foods. Cows are injected with rBGH, a genetically engineered growth hormone (Monsanto) that has an Insulin-like growth factor, IGF-1, that is well-known to cause cancer. So much for “Milk does a body good.”

According to one study, BT-toxin from genetically modified corn was found in the blood of 93% of pregnant women and 80% of their unborn fetuses. http://bodyecology.com/articles/must-avoid-foods-linking-gmo-to-toxicity-and-disease#.U2ugxvldXX5

Type 2 diabetes has been described as a new epidemic in the American pediatric population that has been coincident with the overall 33% increase in diabetes incidence and prevalence seen during the past decade. Is it just coincidence that this timeline corresponds to the introduction of most GMO foods??? Insulin and cholesterol disorders were reported to be found in lab animals fed GMO foods.

GMO foods are toxic and eating them makes you toxic. Toxicity leads to chronic illness and disease. This food is designed to produce toxins; pesticides are now living in your gut. IMG_1443

I’ll close this post with long list of illnesses and diseases caused by eating GMO foods:

Autism (250% increase), obesity, diabetes, cancer, reproductive problems, heart disease, allergies, immune compromising disorders. Worst of all, as stated, GMO foods have genes inserted in them, this genes transfers into the DNA of bacteria found in our intestines. And it continues to function inside of us, poisoning our major organs. Do you think the rise in gastrointestinal problems could be at all related to this?

What do we do? Shop local farmers market, Eat organic if you can.

Stay away from all soy and corn products as a starter. This is going to be a task because these two are found in just about every food product there is. Check the labels; soy lecithin, high fructose corn syrup are some names to watch out for. Vegetable oil is soybean oil, don’t be fooled. Shop your local farmers market. Eat organic if at all possible.

Stand firm and say No to GMO. It’s been said;”If we don’t Stand for Something, we’ll Fall for Anything.” Let’s stand together, “awareness is the first step towards healing”. Let me hear from you. Are you with me?

...before you kill us all...

…before you kill us all…