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LOL....what you feeding your doggie Mike veggies emoticon
There are tribes that take animal dung and dry it to forage seeds...to plant emoticon

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yea I know, I have thought something like that would be nice but in the end still not clean. I am beginning to feel the the dandelions in my dogs back yard are cleaner than what is at the grocery in more ways than one

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I hope you realized I was being a tongue and cheek paranoid with my Hudson Bay remark LOL

We seriously can make a difference with our own choices and teach and help the ones around us make changes too, by setting an example. Never being hoddy, but with being happy. A positive example catches on. Of course be strong in what you believe and do.

Look out where you pick those wild edibles, that no one used 'Round Up' around them LOL

We can just do the best we can and enjoy the journey!




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according to Sergi Boutenko weeds are very nutritious because they are no cultivated, in fact in her book Victoria Boutenko said they go to their organic farms and weed the crops for them so they can have the weeds, especially lambs quarter

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"I am beginning to believe eating weeds is healthier, they are not a money crop so they aren't monkeyed with"

Mike, you may have the answer right there!!! Ha! It makes total sense to me!


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"....but i also believe that finding balance in our lives is key. The more appreciation and support we can give to those who are leading, promoting and living a healthy lifestyle, the more those healthy choices will catch on."

Well said, IM!!!!

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the whole reason this is happening is monsanto and others are buying politicians. Solving the hunger problem is one of the arguments for GMOS

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I read that in my email the other day. it was very eyeopening. I too was surprised about the papayas and peas.



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I never realized that papayas or peas were under the GMO category. Great article.

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So much scientific research, and yet these companies continue to make a killing with profits (and also killing hundreds of people in the process).

The only thing we can do in this movement is awareness and setting an example. It's sad to see hundreds of people suffering with health problems because of GMOs and chemicals in foods that were never supposed to be part of ANY specie's diets.

It astounds me how there's so much world hunger, yet we could banish world hunger if we don't rely so much on the big corporations and start harvesting our own foods. I know that's definitely easier said than done (and a hell of a lot of work), but if you could at least grow your own tomatoes for salads, at least you know where your tomatoes are coming from and what YOU are putting in them!

We all serve a purpose to make people aware of what's out there and set an example. It can be hopeless sometimes, but we need to stay on networks like Sparkpeople and everything else to spread awareness and make a difference! (Slowly but surely!)



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what can you do, its will follow you where ever you go, I read kon tiki and way back then in the middle of the ocean was oil pollution, there is literally no clean place on earth and it is getting that our food supply is the same. I am beginning to believe eating weeds is healthier, they are not a money crop so they aren't monkeyed with

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...if I had a choice I would be on the first bus/dog sled to Hudson Bay with seeds safely packed away. Breathing in some of the last fresh air...but what else can you do, but try.
Life is good, at least at my camp!

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Terry, you bring up a good point...that we shouldn't let ourselves become too paranoid. In fact after I read the article I journaled about that very thing. I don't believe in sticking my head in the sand and pretending that these atrocities do not exist and I certainly speak out about the injustices that I see being perpetrated, but i also believe that finding balance in our lives is key. The more appreciation and support we can give to those who are leading, promoting and living a healthy lifestyle, the more those healthy choices will catch on. When I think of what could be and how far we have to go to get there it can seem daunting, but when I try to make good choices on a daily basis and encourage others to do the same, I have hope.

If it comes from a plant, eat it; if it was made in a plant, don't. Michael Pollan

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Oh my gosh! The shocker for me was the larabars I am so upset because I love those. I guess I will be making my own from now on. I have done well with eliminating a lot of other foods that were listed.
Thank you so much for this info!

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Yep, that's pretty disturbing! I don't want to become "too" paranoid, but it's all enough to make us that way, isn't it! But this is another reason we just have to do the best we can...we never really know 100 percent anything in modern society. We are still eating better than most of Americans are (no telling what kind of GMO's and stuff they are getting--even just by eating at McDonalds!!)

I also had heard on the news that the term "natural" really doesn't mean much these days. Nor does "organic" mean 100 percent organic. It has to say "certified 100 percent organic", I think, is what the news show said. (It's that round sticker that you see on some organic products to look for.) But I still cannot afford most of these products, anyway...so it all comes back to just doing the best we can under these poor conditions.

I don't think we need to allow ourselves to become "too" paranoid. That can play a number on your head. We just have to do the best we can and hope and pray that's enough.

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Erin I know what you mean it's disturbing and yes I heard about the natural and even Organic as long as there is a certain amount/% of Organic in the product it's ok to use the word "Organic"

But what's odd is that Larabars had the word RAW in them and now they are told they can't use the word "RAW" because not everything is considered raw.

GM (General Mills) bought out the owner shame on her of all things to do..
The link below talks about why some are not raw so that's why they removed the word RAW
prettysmartrawfoodideas.wordpress.co
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But other items in it is raw.

Imleeney,

I know what you mean that is so grose I like the way the owner of the blog calls things Frankenfoods. Too funny ok I'm not laughing anymore. emoticon

Edited by: DEFIANTVEGAN at: 5/3/2012 (15:49)
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I'm glad I'm sitting down, now I just need a bucket to barf in!

If it comes from a plant, eat it; if it was made in a plant, don't. Michael Pollan

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I feel so dooped, betrayed, cheated, angry and sad....what else are we not aware of?
How blind we march ahead being lead off a cliff...who is profiting and at who's expense?

I read an article the other day, about the word "natural" has no meaning any more...there are no laws or guidelines any more, it's free game and open for interpretation.

What do we do? What next, organic too? Where will we be able to buy or even trust to buy, never knowing? What else will be uncovered?

How disheartening...wish I could say thank you Annette :(
but thanks for the reality check any how.

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We've been hearing a lot about Monsanto and his GMO Production. Have a seat because this is going to blow your mind the latest GMO creation is that of Human Genes spliced into rice. emoticon


www.naturalnews.com/035745_GMO_rice_
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NaturalNews) Unless the rice you buy is certified organic, or comes specifically from a farm that tests its rice crops for genetically modified (GM) traits, you could be eating rice tainted with actual human genes. The only known GMO with inbred human traits in cultivation today, a GM rice product made by biotechnology company Ventria Bioscience is currently being grown on 3,200 acres in Junction City, Kansas -- and possibly elsewhere -- and most people have no idea about it.

Since about 2006, Ventria has been quietly cultivating rice that has been genetically modified (GM) with genes from the human liver for the purpose of taking the artificial proteins produced by this "Frankenrice" and using them in pharmaceuticals. With approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Ventria has taken one of the most widely cultivated grain crops in the world today, and essentially turned it into a catalyst for producing new drugs.

Originally, the cultivation of this GM rice, which comes in three approved varieties (http://www.aphis.usda.gov/brs/biotech_ea_
permits.html), was limited to the laboratory setting. But in 2007, Ventria decided to bring the rice outdoors. The company initially tried to plant the crops in Missouri, but met resistance from Anheuser-Busch and others, which threatened to boycott all rice from the state in the event that Ventria began planting its rice within state borders

So Ventria's GM rice eventually ended up in Kansas, where it is presumably still being grown for the purpose of manufacturing drugs on 3,200 acres in Junction City. And while this GM rice with added human traits has never been approved for human consumption, it is now being cultivated in open fields where the potential for unrestrained contamination and spread of its unwanted, dangerous GM traits is virtually a given.

"This is not a product that everyone would want to consume," said Jane Rissler from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) to the Washington Post back in 2007. "It is unwise to produce drugs in plants outdoors."

Though receiving tens of thousands of public comments of opposition, many rightly concerned about the spread of GM traits, the USDA approved open cultivation of Ventria's GM rice anyway. This, of course, occurred after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had refused approval for Ventria's GM rice back in 2003

GM 'pharmaceutical' rice could cause more disease, suggests report
Besides the threat of contamination and wild spread, Ventria's GM rice, which is purportedly being grown to help third-world children overcome chronic diarrhea, may conversely cause other chronic diseases.

(www.kansasruralcenter.org/pu
blication
s/PharmaRice.pdf).


"These genetically engineered drugs could exacerbate certain infections, or cause dangerous allergic or immune system reactions," said Bill Freese, Science Policy Analyst at the Center for Food Safety (CFS), who published a report back in 2007 about the dangers of Ventria's GM rice.

You can view that report here:
www.centerforfoodsafety.org

Learn more:
www.naturalnews.com/035745_GMO_rice_
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man_genes_Kansas.html#ixzz1tpRpVeD8

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Here's a list of foods to avoid or be aware
The danger of GMO's
The question of whether or not genetically modified foods (GMO's) are safe for human consumption is an ongoing debate that does not seem to see any resolution except in the arena of public opinion. Due to lack of labeling, Americans are still left at a loss as to whether or not what is on the table is genetically modified. This lack of information makes the avoiding and tracking of GM foods an exercise in futility. Below are just some of the food products popularly identified to be genetically modified:

1. Corn - Corn has been modified to create its own insecticide. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has declared that tons of genetically modified corn has been introduced for human consumption. Monsanto has revealed that half of the US's sweet corn farms are planted with genetically modified seed. Mice fed with GM corn were discovered to have smaller offspring and fertility problems.

2. Soy - Soy has also been genetically modified to resist herbicides. Soy products include soy flour, tofu, soy beverages, soybean oil and other products that may include pastries, baked products and edible oil. Hamsters fed with GM soy were unable to have offspring and suffered a high mortality rate.

3. Cotton - Like corn and soy, cotton has been designed to resist pesticides. It is considered food because its oil can be consumed. Its introduction in Chinese agriculture has produced a chemical that kills cotton bollworm, reducing the incidences of pests not only in cotton crops but also in neighboring fields of soybeans and corn. Incidentally, thousands of Indian farmers suffered severe rashes upon exposure to BT cotton.

4. Papaya - The virus-resistant variety of papaya was commercially introduced in Hawaii in 1999. Transgenic papayas comprised three-fourths of the total Hawaiian papaya crop. Monsanto bestowed upon Tamil Nadu Agricultural University in Coimbatore technology for developing papaya resistant to the ringspot virus in India.

5. Rice - This staple food from South East Asia has now been genetically modified to contain a high amount of vitamin A. Allegedly, there are reports of rice varieties containing human genes to be grown in the US. The rice will create human proteins useful for dealing with infant diarrhea in the 3rd world. China Daily, an online journal, reported potential serious public health and environment problems with genetically modified rice considering its tendency to cause allergic reactions with the concurrent possibility of gene transfers.

6. Tomatoes - Tomatoes have now been genetically engineered for longer shelf life, preventing them from easily rotting and degrading. In a test conducted to determine the safety of GM tomatoes, some animal subjects died within a few weeks after consuming GM tomatoes.

7. Rapeseed - In Canada, this crop was renamed canola to differentiate it from non-edible rapeseed. Food stuff produced from rapeseed includes rapeseed oi (canola oil) l used to process cooking oil and margarine. Honey can also be produced from GM rapeseed. German food surveillance authorities discovered as much as a third of the total pollen present in Canadian honey may be from GM pollen. In fact, some honey products from Canada were also discovered to have pollen from GM rapeseed.

8. Dairy products - It has been discovered that 22 percent of cows in the U.S. were injected with recombinant (genetically modified) bovine growth hormone (rbGH). This Monsanto created hormone artificially forces cows to increase their milk production by 15 percent. Milk from cows treated with this milk inducing hormone contains increased levels of IGF-1 (insulin growth factors-1). Humans also have IGF-1 in their system. Scientists have expressed concerns that increased levels of IGF-1 in humans have been associated with colon and breast cancer.

9. Potatoes - Mice fed with potatoes engineered with Bacillus thuringiensis var. Kurstaki Cry 1 were found to have toxins in their system. Despite claims to the contrary, this shows that Cry1 toxin was stable in the mouse gut. When the health risks were revealed, it sparked a debate.

10. Peas - Peas that have been genetically modified have been found to cause immune responses in mice and possibly even in humans. A gene from kidney beans was inserted into the peas creating a protein that functions as a pesticide.
www.naturalnews.com/035734_GMOs_food
s_
dangers.html



Learn more: www.naturalnews.com/035734_GMOs_food
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Edited by: DEFIANTVEGAN at: 5/3/2012 (13:32)
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