How to Stay Sane in a Toxic World
As parents, we want nothing but the best for our children. We are bombarded by products touting the benefits of being ‘all natural’ or ‘green’. While our goal is very simple: to make good choices for ourselves, our family and the planet- the means to get there is anything but simple. How do we sort [...]Read full story
What Can We Do to Avoid GMO’s?
Now that we know the dangers and risks associated with GMOs we need to find practical ways to avoid them. We are the consumers and boy are we a powerful bunch. Our pocket books can do some of the talking, since food buying power has a tremendous impact on our food system.Read full story
Dangers of GMOs
The FDA and others in the food industry claim that genetically modified (GM) foods are safe, properly tested, and necessary to keep the world well fed. The American Academy of Environmental Medicine is among many that don’t agree. There have been no long-term safety studies of the effects of GMOs. We are opening up a [...]Read full story
GMOs Place Organic Crops at Risk
Whenever I can I buy organic. Part of the reason being-organic foods, by definition, can’t contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs). But genetically modified corn, soy and other crops have become such common ingredients in processed foods that even one of the nation’s top organic food retailers, Whole Foods, says it’s been unable to avoid stocking [...]Read full story
GMO Labeling Isn’t Required in the US. Does That Bother You?
It bothers me. We have the right to know what’s going into our food-don’t we? Yet In the US the FDA doesn’t require the labeling of GMOs in food ingredient lists. If we take a look at our friends in the EU and other countries -GMO labeling has been the norm for years. GMO labeling [...]Read full story
What Are GMOs?
Think about what you’ve eaten this week. If you’ve eaten any processed foods that weren’t certified organic (guilty!) then they probably contained Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). Today over 70 percent of corn and 90 percent of soy are genetically modified, and these two crops form the basis of a typical American diet.Read full story