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..."
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."
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. Charles Stanley
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