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Monsanto trying to prevent any State-wide GMO labeling laws for good

Friday, May 17, 2013

If this succeeds then we can forget about every having a healthy food supply anywhere in this country. Please take the time to read and act at whatever level you can. This is a very scary possible development.



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HOUNDLOVER1 5/19/2013 12:43AM

you are right that link is important. I hope many people will sign!

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SLIMMERJESSE 5/19/2013 12:17AM

    That's what I blogged about in May. Disgusting.

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SILVERWITCH59 5/18/2013 9:16PM

    We live in crazy times emoticon

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JEANNETTE59 5/18/2013 4:30PM

  Thanks for this great post, please everyone share it with all of your friends, our strength is in our numbers. They have the money! Ask questions where you shop, tell the manger you will not buy GMO food and if they do not support labeling you will not buy at their store.

Demand GMO-free food!

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MJLUVSANIMALS 5/17/2013 10:27PM

    Corporate greed, what can I say. Those uppity Mucky Mucks are in it for the bucks, not what they can do to improve and help the World. If they took that greed and applied it to doing what they could for the country, lol who am I kidding, they need their Leer jets and Mistresses. They want to live in the moment, they don't care about anyone's future including their own familys. Once they are gone, oh well "Deal With It" I guess that could be declared as their motto.
Has anyone thought of a world wide day of NO purchases. How much money would they lose? This would include any products that Monsanto represents.

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DOVESEYES 5/17/2013 10:00PM

    Say no to GMO!!!

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WOUBBIE 5/17/2013 9:23PM

    Let's highlight the petition link:

This is absolutely horrifying! What's next, Soylent Green?

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GLC2009 5/17/2013 5:53PM

    oh, i hate that monsanto corporation. i was watching food inc. the other night and read a lot about them on facebook. i don't know why people cannot see past the money to see that they are destroying the earth that they live on and their children and grandchildren want to live on. once you destroy the earth, water and air, you won't be able to breath and eat money. emoticon

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LINDIEMAE 5/17/2013 4:01PM

    Someone's pockets in DC must be very deep n that company has the ching ching to pull it off - get on to your rep in office n get this nipped in the bud!!!

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NASFKAB 5/17/2013 3:53PM

  Very disturbing & frightening how to cut Monsanto down?

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COOP9002 5/17/2013 2:38PM

    That was disturbing.

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OOLALA53 5/17/2013 2:20PM

    I am on a mailing list that alerts me to most Monsanto issues and I always oppose Monsanto efforts. I almost can't think about some of it because it is so overwhelmingly frightening what they have gotten away with even up to now. They certainly give credence to the claim that America is run by corporations. I think their influence on food production overseas is even more ominous. Are their managers fools or rogues? In my opinion, this is worse than war because it's not even about an armed conflict. This is the producers themselves jeopardizing food production, not to keep food from the enemy but for profit!

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I'be been learning a lot of new stuff

Monday, May 13, 2013

That's why I have not taken the time to write a blog in a while. We changed to a different gym, much better, much bigger and much better equipped, but also much more expensive. The reason was that at the old one the air was very bad because of the indoor pool in the building that is chlorinated too heavily for what I can handle. So now we have a great University gym to use with every piece of equipment one can imagine and I'm having fun playing with the new toys. One piece of equipment I like is a climbing machine that simulates rock climbing for a great full-body workout incl. cardio.
We also joined a track club about a month ago. The first couple of weeks we did mostly basic conditioning exercises but today things got going for real. I learned the basics about long jump and a little bit about high jump. We did some sprinting drills as well. I found out this last week that sprinting indeed uses totally different muscle fibers than long distance running. I was sore for several days after a few short sprint repeats.
Then I was hit hard by a stomach bug of some sort, did not have to throw up, but a lot of cramping. I thought I might have developed IBS and even checked out an IBS- friendly diet called FODMAPS that helped my system get back on track. Today during track practice my muscles still felt sore but I'm back to being able to eat everything on my plan so hope to feel much stronger in a day or two. All this definitely gave me a lot of empathy for people dealing with IBS. Now I don't see paleo or low-carb as a restrictive diet at all in comparison.
Between all of this we had dogs get sick, a ton of gardening to take care of and some hot weather that made it necessary to water the yard every day.
Two nests of ducklings hatched in our yard middle of April and they are now old enough to not fit through the fencing any more, making our lives much less complicated. There are more ducklings hatching some time in the next two weeks. They are so much fun, but a bit of work as well.
In the garden, I added some berry bushes, a thimbleberry bush and two currant bushes, another little step towards feeding our family.
I'm getting into a routine making our own yogurt and sour cream from the 3 gallons of raw milk we are buying every week from a local dairy. I hope to learn how to make some cheeses soon as well.
This post was a catchall since I had not blogged in so long.

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GOPINTOS 5/16/2013 6:02AM

    Sorry you weren't feeling well, but glad you are better now :)

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IGSBETH 5/15/2013 2:42PM

    It sounds like you are doing really great with your exercise! Way to go!

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-LINDA_S 5/15/2013 7:24AM

    It's great to be learning things! I'm contemplating a new, more expensive gym, too. It also offers a lot the old one doesn't. I actually haven't been going much lately. The new one has a pool mostly sanitized by ultraviolet light, but there's a little chlorine, too. They have fitness clinics that are no extra cost and I'd love to learn how to swing the kettlebells. I can't really check it out yet, since it's still under construction.

Hope you feel totally better soon and continue to enjoy the sprinting. I think it's the way to go.

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SILVERWITCH59 5/14/2013 9:25PM

    I think you will enjoy making cheese. It is easy and tasty. Have fun with that project when you get time for it.

Here is a cool link



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WOUBBIE 5/14/2013 12:12PM

    Nice to know what you've been up to. Busy doesn't say it by half!

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BOPPY_ 5/14/2013 11:29AM

    Doing what works is the key.

Two parts: (1) what works for YOU, (2) DOING!

You've got it. Keep going. emoticon

Lee emoticon

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CINDYTW 5/14/2013 11:22AM

  I have problems periodically with the cramping. It always turns out to be something I am sensitive to, gluten, dairy, now I have discovered corn is an issue. Back to good old Paleo, and making as much as possible from scratch because corn is in everything in some form!

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NASFKAB 5/14/2013 11:01AM

  what is a thimbleberry? cant run at all
feel better soon

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KAPELAKIN 5/14/2013 10:47AM

    Wow, lots on your plate! The track practice sounds like a lot of fun. I've never been able to wrap my head around how people jump over hurdles. Glad your digestive issues got sorted out!

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LILY_SPARK 5/14/2013 9:36AM

    Hope you're feeling totally better soon!

Things like not eating nightshades, dairy, garlic, BROCCOLI (just crazy) does feel restrictive! I still eat them now and then and PAY. Of course, I'd never do gluten since I'm Celiac but those other things, I can sneak a tiny bit of but so easily go 'over.' Like one time, 2 cloves of garlic were fine. Another time, too much. Or another time, have 10 in something and fine -- leftovers? Bad. Kinda crazy.

If it weren't for extensive elimination testing, I wouldn't have learned the it's so individual but for me, with autoimmune, it is. I never really had traditional IBS. I go into bowel lockdown (which you can die from -- so, it's something I've had to stay on top of since I was a kid).

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TERRY0217 5/14/2013 6:42AM

    Wow...you're new gym sounds great!! Have fun with your new 'toys'....
congrats on your ducklings...we have a pair of duck "fred and ethel" who come to my workplace every year to lay their eggs...the little ones are cutties!
Keep up the great work..

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JSTETSER 5/14/2013 6:11AM

    I've never heard of a thimbleberry. I'll have to look this one up.

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DOVESEYES 5/14/2013 3:51AM

    Wow busy busy and now 'fighting fit' as well ----go you---!!!

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Boycott farmed salmon!

Thursday, April 25, 2013


The decision will be made today.


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NASFKAB 5/14/2013 11:00AM

  thanks for sharing

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TECH1960PS 5/6/2013 1:10PM

Thanks, emoticon

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-LINDA_S 4/29/2013 12:01PM

    haven't bought farmed salmon is years and don't intend to ever...

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SANDEEB7 4/29/2013 8:45AM

    ABSOLUTELY! I have for a while now!
Also...be aware of environmentally friendly fishing techniques, used by only a few companies, for canned tuna, etc.

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BEAUTIFUL_REINA 4/28/2013 1:21AM

    I watched the video, it was long and a lot of info. I am so SAD that once again, we are being lied to by those charged with protecting our food sources. I will join your boycott.

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TIMOTHYNOHE 4/26/2013 12:55AM

    Boycott? No problem. I think it tastes like styrofoam anyway. The first salmon I had was wild caught. Because the guy I was fishing with caught it.

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KAPELAKIN 4/25/2013 11:18PM

    The "color added" notation on farmed salmon is enough to keep me away. Yuck! It would be great if the smaller ocean fish were more readily available - mackerel and herring and so on. They are really healthy and more sustainable than salmon and tuna, though I buy and eat wild salmon once a week or so.

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NASFKAB 4/25/2013 7:45PM


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JANETELIZABETH1 4/25/2013 4:03PM

    We know this is going across the whole food chain...
Soon...what will be safe to eat?

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Frankenapple coming soon

Thursday, April 18, 2013


Buying organic will help temporarily but we need to start addressing the issue of GMO's that are not tested. People who can't afford organic will pay the price as will the environment (and all of us in the long run).

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MKATE88 4/19/2013 7:51AM

    This makes me sick. Thanks for sharing; I am glad I know this now.

Dear Monsanto,
You are not God, so stop it.

Those of us interested in our health, not your bottom line

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ANASARI 4/18/2013 9:02PM

    Gosh that trend is so scary!!! Thanks for sharing the information.

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BROADBRUSH 4/18/2013 5:46PM

    a pet peeve of mine over 20 years ago- now it is a tragic reality - permeates everything from tomato/potato to peanuts and peas.
i would be freaking to feed a young family these days - a child with any kind of allergy may eat a food with the gene instilled of that food.
i talked of frankenfoods many times - now the shelves are more stocked with them than real foods.
it is a travesty perpetrated on all of us.

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NAYPOOIE 4/18/2013 4:09PM

    DesertJulZ, you've got it right.

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VHALKYRIE 4/18/2013 2:53PM

    It's easy to keep apples from browning naturally - with lemon juice. I do this all the time when I make fruit salads with apples.

It's easy to avoid the GMOs since I don't eat grains anymore, but this is getting scary if they start tampering with produce in the same way.

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WOUBBIE 4/18/2013 1:57PM

    The most disturbing thing is that they would risk dire consequences for a cosmetic feature that no one much even cares about.

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DESERTJULZ 4/18/2013 1:56PM

    Frankenworld, if Monsanto has their way. The Antichrist has come and it is named Monsanto.

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A river of waste - The hazardous truth about factory farms

Thursday, April 11, 2013

If you eat animal products you need to see this video. And no, this will not leave veganism as the only option.



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BRASKIN 4/12/2013 7:21AM

  appreciate the link

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NASFKAB 4/11/2013 11:23PM

  thanks so true

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DOVESEYES 4/11/2013 9:03PM

    thanks for sharing this.

Go free range....

Country Living Team

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