GMO’s, Pesticides in Food & Water

If we want to support the well being of the earth, we have no choice but to support organic agriculture and challenge GMO production and stores which carry Genetically Modified corn, soy beans and canola oil. If it’s not labeled “Organic,” chances are it’s GMO, especially corn, as Monsanto has a monopoly over corn seed production and is exporting their toxic mix to countries all over the world.

GMO’s contain pesticides and the use of GMO’s and RoundUp,  both created by Monsanto, have polluted our water, caused birth defects in children, illness in adults and death to beneficial insects and animals. GMO’s are unsafe and should not even be in our food chain. Nor should we be feeding GMO corn to wildlife such as birds, chip monks and squirrels.

How can this change?

1. Buy organic, free range and local.

2. Challenge grocery stores that carry unlabeled GMO food. Challenge feed stores that carry cracked corn for wild and domestic birds.

3. NEVER use pesticides and non organic fertilizers on your lawn or garden. Never use Round UP. Will you sell the well being of the planet for one green lawn?

4. Sign the on line petitions you will find in websites like Organic Consumers Association

Be kind but be bold. If we don’t speak out, there may not be an earth worth living on.

Below is a valuable shoppers guide to help you buy safe and links to articles and videos about GMO’s and RoundUp.

 

EWG’s 2011 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce (makes a great print out)  http://www.ewg.org/foodnews/summary/

 

Top 10 Facts YOU Should Know About Monsanto

bestmeal.info/monsanto/facts.shtml

 

http://bestmeal.info/food/environment.shtml

RoundUp foods are corn, soy, alfalfa, canola, and cottonseed oil… if it’s in a box or a can = you can bet it’s GMO.

Article below discusses Round UP Ready GE Alfalfa:

http://naturalsociety.com/did-monsanto-plant-gmos-before-usda-approval/

Report Finds ‘Natural’ Products Loaded with GMOs, Pesticides …

naturalsociety.com/report-finds-natural-cereal-products-loaded-with-…

Oct 12, 2011 –  supposedly ‘natural’ cereal products contain GMOs and pesticides, even  Corn Flakes contained more than 50% genetically modified corn.

 

http://naturalsociety.com/wendy%E2%80%99s-natural-cut-fries-aren%E2%80%99t-so-natural/

 

Wildlife & Pesticides – Corn

ipm.ncsu.edu/wildlife/corn_wildlife.html

Pesticides used in corn production may harm wildlife living in or around corn fields

 

Honeybee Deaths Linked to Corn Insecticides – ABC News

abcnews.go.com/blogs/…/honeybee-deaths-linked-to-corninsecticide

Mar 15, 2012 – New research shows a link between an increase in the death of bees and insecticides, specifically the chemicals used to coat corn seeds.

 

What’s On My Food :: Pesticides on Tomato Paste

www.whatsonmyfood.org/food.jsp?food=TP

 

Tomatoes: Ketchup & Beyond

www.bestnaturalfoods.com/newsletter/tomatoes.html

Cooking tomatoes to produce paste, tomato juice, ketchup, sauce, and salsa makes The Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce (see below) ranks pesticide 

EWG’s 2011 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce http://www.ewg.org/foodnews/summary/

 

Facts on Pesticides

www.earthjustice.org/pesticides

Learn about the impacts of pesticides on your health