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March Against Monsanto – Springfield, MO

It was really awesome to be a part of the March Against Monsanto yesterday in Springfield, MO. I was surprised and delighted to see at least 250 – 300 people show up there to march in protest of GENETICALLY MODIFIED “foods”. Getting together with folks in support of a brighter future and to make a statement is a powerful and inspiring thing. Hopefully it rings a bell in the minds of other people who didn’t have a clue before.

Of course the ONLY true way to stop the spread of Monsanto and other GMO companies, is to STOP SUPPORTING THEM with your money! Almost everything available at most grocery stores contain GMO ingredients that are hidden behind names like high fructose corn syrup, natural flavors, citric acid, aspartame, soy lecithin, rennet in hard cheeses, etc etc… the list is LOOOONG. So how do you avoid that? KNOW YOUR FARMER!! If you know who is growing the food that you eat, you have the ability to find out what they are feeding their animals and how they raise their plants. Stop eating prepared foods and start preparing your own foods from WHOLE ingredients.

GROW YOUR OWN FOOD.
SHOP LOCAL
KNOW YOUR FARMER

This is the only way to truly defeat Monsanto and the other GMO Giants.

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Christie Aphrodite is the voice and beautiful face behind Soul Journeys Radio. She is a fabulous friend of mine and a total activist on the local food and natural whole body healing front. In the video below she talks about the importance of standing up against Monsanto and GMO foods with your lifestyle every single day, instead of just ranting and raging that companies should label food. Yeah, it would be nice for these killer corporations to do something compassionate for the good of the people, but let’s be real here… that probably isn’t going to happen anytime soon! So stop waiting and start making educated choices about your food!!

www.souljourneysradio.com

www.mytrueessence.net

 

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How to Say NO to GMO

I’m not into politics and voting in this country anymore because of how defiant our government is. The government disregards our own constitution frequently and all they care about is money. They are run by corporations. So I’ll admit that I didn’t vote yesterday. I did cast a mental vote for one thing – Prop 37. This proposition would have made it necessary for Genetically Modified foods to be labeled on all products in California. Sad to say, it failed. But all is not lost! We have the ability, as consumers, to understand what is in the products that we eat and feed to our families. We can learn which foods are GMO and what those foods are turned into. We can only buy foods from companies that we trust, buy more WHOLE and ORGANIC foods, and best off all – BUY LOCAL!!

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EIGHT GM FOOD CROPS TO AVOID :

  • corn
  • soybeans
  • canola
  • sugar beets
  • hawaiian papaya
  • small amount of zucchini and crookneck squash

If a food contains “sugar” and not “pure cane sugar”, it is most likely GM sugar beets.

Most dairy cows are injected with GM bovine growth hormone. Look for dairy labeled “No rBGH” or “No rBST”.

Nearly all livestock is fed GM grains – corn, soybeans, and alfalfa. Buy organic or local meat. Lately I have been volunteering at local farms where I can actually meet the animals, see what they eat, and process them myself. I realize many of you won’t be able to do that, but you can visit your local farmers market and speak to the farmers.

You are what you eat.

Here are a few sites that can help you learn more about GMO foods –