More GMO’s are on their way as eating local is going to be a challenge if the TPP passes.
As we go into Thanksgiving with the day to day menu planning and deciding what we are going to eat. Turkey that is raised from a local farmer, or buying vegetables from the growers themselves, not frozen in the freezer department.
Interested in learning how to eat local and know more about GMO’s?
Did you know that North America (USA and Canada) is the only countries don’t have a law to label GMO products. How to avoid Genetically Engineered Foods is to become educated in the food you eat. For example the latest GMO foods approved are AquAdvantage Salmon, Arctic Apple and White Russian potatoes.
- These are the foods to really avoid:
- Soy Beans
- Sugar Beets
- Hawaiian Papaya
- Cottonseed Oil
- Zucchini and Yellow Squash
- Dairy Products – from cows injected with GE Hormone rbGH
Alternative ways to avoid GMO food, is to get to know the Farmer or the people or companies who you buy your food from.
♣ Grow your own from organic seed
♣ Join a local community garden
♣ Purchase at Farmers Markets, from organically grown food
♣ Purchase a weekly box from a Local organically grown CSA. This mean a community supported agriculture. http://www.localharvest.org/csa
♣ Purchase fresh food with the USDA, California or Oregon Organic Seal
♣ Purchase Packaged food wit hate USDA, CA or OR Organic Seal
♣ Or with the NON GMO Project Verified Seal http://www.nongmoproject.org
In addition, many crops that are not Genetically Engineered, have the herbicide Glyphosate RoundUP ™. It is used to spray on the crops to dry them out faster. The WHO – World Health Organization – has declared (RoundUp) to be a probable Human carcinogen. In other words it means: It causes Cancer. (carcinogen classification) is a system by which hazardous substances are rated on their potential to cause cancer in humans.
I share this information, as I attended a workshop about the kind of things that were happening with our food and what we could do about it..
This leads me to TPP – Trans-Pacific Partnership which is a new international trade pact crafted by multinational corporations which is being negotiated in secret by the office of the U.S.Trade Representative along with eleven other foreign governments.
The TPP threatens our food safety protections, it will dismantle “Buy Local” movement. Inhibit access to lifesaving medicine and curtailing our internet freedom.
It’s time that we get involved to make sure this does not pass in the Senate.
Call your state representative tell them to vote NO on TPP. You don’t support it.