Protect Organic Food! Support Organic Farmers!
The U.S. will approve Monsanto’s genetically engineered (GE) alfalfa
unless we stop them. Organic food and farming in the U.S. and Canada
is under immediate threat.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has released its draft
Environmental Impact Statement on GE alfalfa and is accepting comments
until end of day Feb 16, 2010.
– Contamination of organic food from GE alfalfa will happen but
it doesn’t really matter.
– Consumers don’t care if organic food is contaminated with GE
– GE alfalfa will result in fewer small farmers and fewer
organic farmers but that’s okay.
Tell the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) you DO care about
organic food and organic farmers!
Organic farming bans the use of genetically engineered organisms. Stop
Monsanto from destroying organic farming in the U.S. and Canada!
1. A sample letter – for Canadian organic consumers to send – is
below. You can submit your letter at (copy and paste the whole URL) :www.regulations.gov/search/Regs/home.html#submitComment
2. We also invite all organizations, producer associations, companies
and community groups to endorse the No to GE Alfalfa campaign by
signing on the statement opposing GE alfalfa in Canada. Go here to
sign on http://www.cban.ca/content/view/full/631
For more information, action and background: http://www.cban.ca/alfalfa
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Tagged Ban GM crops, Biotech Companies, Canadian Food Politics, CBAN, Certified Organics, Food Secure, GE Foods, GM Alfalfa, GMO, Lucy Sharratt, Non-GMO Foods, Organic Seed, Organics, Small Farmer, Sustainability
Frog Hill Farm in Port Townsend, Washington: The farm’s diverse acres include woodlands, an herb and flower garden, wetlands, pastures for goats, ducks and chickens as well as neat rows of vegetables. Sebastian Aguilar, who runs the farm with his family, has taken his organic certification to the next level by employing biodynamic farming practices.
An often misunderstood technique due to its roots in Rudolph Steiner’s esoteric spiritual philosophy, biodynamic agriculture treats farms as unified organisms and emphasizes the relationship of soil, plants and animals. Biodynamic farms try to eliminate inputs (such as fertilizers) and instead create a closed-loop system of soil maintenance using cover crops, manure and herbal composts.
Video of Frog Hill’s Biodynamic Farming
If you are looking for a list of Non-GMO/GE food companies, and a list of those companies that do use GM, Greenpeace has compiled a list you can print out and take to the grocery store. Thanks Greenpeace.
I have some additions to the good companies that don’t use GM. You can find them under the “Foods” page on this blog. I will be adding to them as I find them. I source them out by calling and speaking with their researchers and owners. I only post companies that are 100% Non-GE.
Greenpeace: Shopper’s Guide to Avoid Genetically Engineered Foods
You have a right to know.
I’m going to start posting all the non-GE foods I can find, and add each one to the Food Page. I’ll try to find the locations that sell them, and all links.
Find of the Day
This chip is all organic, no-gm and it’s fantastic! Just tried it today and ate the whole bag, oops! Dip these in hummus, bet they taste even better. Buy an extra bag and keep at all times in your car. They come in regular and spicy. The spicy rocks. High fiber, high protein, great flavor. This company thought of it all, including recycled paper bags you can use as a lunch bag after. Rates a #1 with me!
Locations: All Choices markets, BC www.falafelchips.com