Seeds of Change ~ Take Care of Your Mother Earth

Monday, April 22, 2013

Earth Day is a wonderful time to think about the beauty of the Earth and how we show our thanks by defacing her and tearing her apart. Reusable bags are symbolic but more needs to be done. This woman's speech will leave you spinning around in circles. How did we come to this situation? What is the real cost of farming as we are practicing it? What happened to seeds?

I guarantee that if you will watch the whole presentation you will have a much different point of view about seeds and how they are sex, according to the author.

OK. Sparkies, let's get a conversation going. Every one of you has a stake in this ~ unless you are living on air, and if you are, can you tell us know how?

Your investigative reporter~Jessica
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    We try to grow a lot of our own food and raise fish. At least we know what we are eating.
    1763 days ago
  • SAMI199
    emoticon Who knew! Thanks,once again, for enlightening me.

    emoticon Your blogs are the best!

    emoticon We are planting an herb garden right here in NYC-( in planters)

    emoticon Happy Earth Day!

    emoticon emoticon Sexy Seeds...I love it!

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    1766 days ago
    1767 days ago
    I love TED talks! Thanks for posting this one. Right now, our banana population are entirely clones (and a poor one compared to clones past, at that) of the exact same type; one disease and we lose pretty much everything but I think maybe the plantains and local varietals (which would also suffer), since they are somewhat different.

    That is really scary that it could happen, and original strains of bananas did used to have seeds, but they were bred out into the hybrid yellow ones you buy at the supermarket today (the only kind most of us can get, unlike other fruits that have variety), so it's sort of a preview of things to come if we go seedless/GMO on everything.

    Bananas have already nearly been wiped out permanently in the past; the current variety of banana was only developed in the last century, due to the annihilation of "Gros Michel," which was a much sweeter, tastier version which is now extinct due to disease.

    If you want the full story on the banana, here's a great, easy-to-understand article from one of my favorite sites:

    1767 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/23/2013 10:15:48 AM
  • BRENDA_G50
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    This was emoticon . Most people don't even think about where their food comes from or the hard work that goes into producing it. They just know that they can go to the grocery store and buy it.

    emoticon for the reminder that if we don't take care of Mother Earth, she can't take care of us.

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    1767 days ago
    Keep Sparkin'!!
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    1767 days ago
    What a great topic you've chosen on this Edith day!! Great blog. I never thought that "seeds" is so important and has so much connection to us and our life. I like a lotus flower, it seeds and bloom same time. It's meaning of cause and effect. I hope we human being will not destroy our life by not eating human made seeds like GMO product.
    1767 days ago
    Oh my . . . lots of this we should have learned already from the past experiences like the Irish Potato Famine. It made me appreciate my intimate connection with the Earth so much more!

    Thanks for sharing this moving video. HUGS and Happy earth day!
    1767 days ago
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