Source: EasyFinance.com What do you think? What are your reasons for eating organic or not eating organic? – GreenUp! Guy
There are good corporations out there, believe it or not. There are corporations supporting our right to know what is in our food and have donated to the Yes on Proposition 37 campaign that will require labeling of genetically engineered (GMO) foods in California. Vote with your wallet and support these businesses.
Let me start off by saying that I despise political ads, political snail mail and I am mildly bothered by signing petitions. But when it comes to California’s Proposition 37 which would require the labeling of genetically modified foods, I will be voting YES, YES, YES and YES. This California political fight must be fought across borders since the corporations will spend their nearly unlimited monies in your State or Country next to ensure GMOs are never labeled. Help the campaign from anywhere by voting with your wallet and spending your hard earned money on products from companies that provide clean, non-GMO food. Unfortunately, even some of these companies are working to defeat the GMO labeling initiative. I hope that you will join me in not supporting the following companies and their products because of their donation to defeat Proposition 37:
- You love the challenge of reading food labels with a paragraph of ingredients that you can’t pronounce. You know, like sodium pyrophosphate and disodium inosinate.
- You want an apple that will not brown and the GMO “Franken-Apple” claims to deliver on that promise. You can cut out the middle-man by adding a squeeze of lemon juice to the exposed portion of your apple to slow the natural enzymatic browning process.
The grow-your-own movement is really starting to gain steam. As a new gardener I quickly realized that there is a great deal of time, effort, care and research involved in growing food. The other side of the equation is personal achievement and the immense health benefits of eating clean and fresh food from your own “farm”-to-table. It is well worth the effort for the sweet reward. I can’t really sit here and preach that everyone must grow their own food. That would be presumptuous since our time is so precious and not everyone has the means and space to grow a garden. This is where sprouting comes in. Sprouting is like the CliffsNotes of growing your own food. You don’t need any light, it should be done in-doors, you probably have some of the hardware needed to get started and even brown thumbs can do it with a high probability of success.