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3/11/14 6:32 P

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Gabby thanks for sharing. There are so many out there that do not understand the consequences of GMO crops. They are not healthy for our bodies or our enviroment

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2/12/14 9:46 A

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Not about GMO but still bad:
"...Unless you’re buying certified organic transplants this spring, you may be introducing persistent neonicotinoid insecticides into your garden — and thus into your food. As MOTHER EARTH NEWS has reported, neonics are potent systemic pesticides that spread through plants and contaminate pollen and nectar. The lingering poisons persist in soil, and they can be absorbed by subsequent crops. Neonics are one of the factors known to be contributing to colony collapse disorder..."

Read the entire article here:

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2/10/14 10:11 A

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Thanks for the link GABBY308! And, yes I agree there are devastating long-term effects when using GMO crops.We need to voice our opinions and protest the proposed GM deregulation:-)

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2/9/14 9:47 A

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Something we don't usually consider when thinking about GM crops:

"Migrating monarch butterfly populations are at their lowest point since recordkeeping began. Each year a group of butterflies makes a Canada-to-Mexico flight, and last year fewer than ever butterflies were counted on this journey. Deforestation, climate change, and other factors all play roles in the decline, but perhaps the single most important factor is the scarcity of butterfly weed in the United States.

So what has happened to all the wild Asclepias? Once a common volunteer in corn and soy crops, butterfly weed has now all but vanished from commercial growing fields, thanks to herbicide-tolerant crops. (The herbicide kills the Asclepias and other "weeds" but doesn't affect the corn or soy.) This may improve crop yields in the short term, but the monarchs that need Asclepias to survive are also pollinators of many vegetable crops, and their decline may have devastating long-range effects."

So...protest AND plant Asclepias!



















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2/8/14 11:10 P

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If you tell God no because He won't explain the reason He wants you to do something, you are actually hindering His blessing. But when you say yes to Him, all of heaven opens to pour out His goodness and reward your obedience. What matters more than material blessings are the things He is teaching us in our spirit.
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Thanks for the link.

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2/8/14 10:25 A

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Here is a link explaining that the Gov't plans on deregulating GM crops to allow more dangerous herbicides because weeds are becoming resistant to Roundup.

In the article is a link to the gov't website where you can comment. The EPA has a 45 day window for protesting the proposed deregulation.

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