Garden

I planted tulip, daffodil, hyacinth, marigold, pansy, petunia, impatiens, and gazania flowers.

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I started organic tomato, cucumber, marigold, and watermelon seeds inside house in April to replant outside after Memorial Day.

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I also planted grass where a gravel driveway was.

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March Against Monsanto

March Against Monsanto, a march in Boston demanding the labeling of GMO’s. We’re going to city hall at 2pm on May 25. The plan, is to start the March outside of the Government Center T stop (City Hall Plaza). We can leaflet and gather to march across and up past the State House, and march through the Common to emerge either at Park Street OR the other side near the Ritz Carlton at the end of Newbury Street.

Monsanto is the nation’s largest pesticide and food/seed company that produces genetically modified seeds and forces farmers to use them. And those crops have been linked to infertility and cancer and other health problems. There’s a new bill that basically grants Monsanto ultimate protection and lets them continue poisoning our food. Learn more here: Genetic Roulette

20130525MAMOn May 25, the world will March Against Monsanto!
Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/RawBoston/events/113211972/
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Yes on 37 in CA

Vote “Yes on 37” in California for your “Right To Know“! More at www.carighttoknow.org
Find your polling place here: https://www.barackobama.com/lookup/

Genetic Roulette, by Jeffrey M. Smith, is a truly informative and awakening book about the dangers of genetically modified foods and the easy steps to take to avoid them. According to the film: Americans get sick more often than Europeans and people in other industrialized countries and they are getting sicker and there is a correlation of use of GMO with increase in disease rates. The science behind genetic engineering is haphazard, risky, unregulated, and untested for long term use. Plants have been engineered to either tolerate being sprayed with herbicide and not die or produce their own toxic insecticide that breaks open the stomach and kill bugs that eat the plant. The GMO industry claims it has no affect on humans, but there has been an increase is stomach disorders and many other diseases.

There are only nine GMO food crops: soy, corn (not popcorn), cottonseed (for oil), canola (for oil), sugar beets (for sugar), papaya (Hawaiian and Chinese), zucchini, yellow crookneck squash, and alfalfa (for hay) however their derivatives are found in many processed and packaged foods. These can all be avoided by simply buying only foods labelled “Organic” or “Non-GMO”. This is easy to do on The 80/10/10 Diet by Dr. Douglas Graham.

Organic

The Environmental Working Group’s EWG’s 2012 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce™ says, “Eat your fruits and vegetables! The health benefits of a diet rich in fruits and vegetables outweigh the risks of pesticide exposure. Use EWG’s Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides™ to reduce your exposures as much as possible, but eating conventionally-grown produce is far better than not eating fruits and vegetables at all. The Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce™ will help you determine which fruits and vegetables have the most pesticide residues and are the most important to buy organic. You can lower your pesticide intake substantially by avoiding the 12 most contaminated fruits and vegetables and eating the least contaminated produce. This year we have expanded the Dirty Dozen™ with a Plus category to highlight two crops — green beans and leafy greens, meaning, kale and collard greens – that did not meet traditional Dirty Dozen ™criteria but were commonly contaminated with highly toxic organophosphate insecticides. These insecticides are toxic to the nervous system and have been largely removed from agriculture over the past decade. But they are not banned and still show up on some food crops. Commodity crop corn used for animal feed and biofuels is almost all produced with genetically modified (GMO) seeds, as is some sweet corn sold for human consumption. Since GMO sweet corn is not labeled as such in US stores, EWG advises those who have concerns about GMOs to buy organic sweet corn.”
http://www.ewg.org/foodnews/summary/

GMO’s

Genetic Roulette, by Jeffrey M. Smith, is a truly informative and awakening book about the dangers of genetically modified foods and the easy steps to take to avoid them. He says Americans get sick more often than Europeans and people in other industrialized countries, are getting sicker, and there is a correlation of use of GMO with increase in disease rates. The science behind genetic engineering is haphazard, risky, unregulated, and untested for long term use. Plants have been engineered to either tolerate being sprayed with herbicide and not die or to produce their own toxic insecticide that breaks open the stomach and kill bugs that eat the plant. The GMO industry claims it has no affect on humans, but there has been an increase is stomach disorders and many other diseases.

There are nine GMO food crops: soy, corn (not popcorn), cottonseed (for oil), canola (for oil), sugar beets (for sugar), papaya (Hawaiian and Chinese), zucchini, yellow crookneck squash, and alfalfa (for hay) however their derivatives are found in many processed and packaged foods. These can all be avoided by simply buying only foods labelled “Organic” or “Non-GMO”. These are easy to avoid as a fruitarian raw vegan on The 80/10/10 Diet by Dr. Douglas Graham.

Screen shot of 9 GMO Food Crops from Genetic Roulette

Vote “Yes on 37” in CA for “Right To Know“! More info here: www.carighttoknow.org Find your polling place here: https://www.barackobama.com/lookup/