Archive for the ‘GMO’s’ Category
We at Moms for Safe Food are busy this month and next, working with thousands of volunteers across the state, getting signature on the Label Genetically Engineered Food ballot initiative.
If you live in CA and have even a few hours please come join us. If you don’t live in CA – please pass this along to your friends who do and donate a few dollars through our website, http://www.LabelGMOs.org
Join us to educate about, and Label GMOs – (for a start!
Here are some great links to learn more about GMOs – Genetically Engineered Food and our initiative.
We are busy this week, getting ready to start gathering signatures in California to get Mandatatory Labeling of GMOs on the Ballot for the November election.
Please join us! If you’re not in CA, you can pass the info along to friends and family who are, or give a donation.
Together we can make a difference! Mom
Here’s the Grassroots site. You can learn more, volunteer or donate at the link below.
Here’s just one more reason that it seems like GMOs are a problem. All the pesticides being used seem to be causing problems for all of us. Mom
Honeybee populations have been in serious decline for years, and Purdue University scientists may have identified one of the factors that cause bee deaths around agricultural fields.
Analyses of bees found dead in and around hives from several apiaries over two years in Indiana showed the presence of neonicotinoid insecticides, which are commonly used to coat corn and soybean seeds before planting. The research showed that those insecticides were present at high concentrations in waste talc that is exhausted from farm machinery during planting.
The insecticides clothianidin and thiamethoxam were also consistently found at low levels in soil – up to two years after treated seed was planted – on nearby dandelion flowers and in corn pollen gathered by the bees, according to the findings released in the journal PLoS One this month.
This is a great article by Jeffrey Smith from Urban Garden Magazine a few years ago. It’s even more relevant now with all the new approvals of GMO seeds. I have the beginning of the article below, follow the link at the bottom to read the rest. Mom
Something doesn’t quite add up about genetically modified (GM) foods.
Big biotech claims that genetic engineering is a necessary step towards feeding the world’s growing population. And yet debate still rages as to whether GM crops actually increase yields at all. Furthermore, the UN recently stated that 30,000 people a day were starving to death, but not because of underproduction of crops. It’s simply through lack of access.
Independent scientific studies raised serious alarm bells over the safety of GM foods over a decade ago. But while this made front-page headlines in European newspapers, the North American mainstream media were conspiratorially silent.
Support our Farmer’s and support our Food! xoxo Mom
Read more, great Monday Mania posts here: http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/monday-mania-12192011/
Read more, great Fat Tuesday posts here: http://realfoodforager.com/2011/12/fat-tuesday-december-20-2011/
Read more, great Real Food Wednesday posts here: http://kellythekitchenkop.com/2011/12/real-food-wednesday-12212011.html
Read more, great Simple Lives Thursday posts here: http://gnowfglins.com/2011/12/21/simple-lives-thursday-75/
GMOs in the News – November 2011
Hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving – Mom
The good new is that the California Ballot initiative has been filed and we should be ready to start gathering signatures In early January. If you are in California, please join us – even a few hours a month – to help gather signatures from January thorough April. If you are not in California and want GMOs labeled – please donate! Even $5 will make a difference. And getting GMOs labeled in CA will get them labeled for everyone in the US. Companies are not going to have separate labels for one state.
Here’s the donation link: http://www.labelgmos.org/?recruiter_id=958
A Parent’s Guide to GMOs and the Ballot Initiative
This is from a great brochure created by one of the people working on the campaign – let’s pass this along to all the moms we know and get the word out! Hope you have a great week. – Mom
Given the questions, we have a right to know what’s in our foods.
Sunday, October 16th is World Food Day!
There will be rallies and events all over the U.S. Find one near you here:
Some great stories in the news this week: