Here on our little hillside, in WV, we try to live a simple life. One where we can try to make the best decisions in regards to what we feed our family, and where we source our foods. We try to make green decision that are not only good for our family but for our community and planet as well. There is no place I would rather raise a family, than these WV hills! So I guess it is our responsibility to preserve them, and our heritage.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

know your GMO?

If you do not know about Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) yet, you really should do a little research.  These seeds have not been proven safe for human consumption, but yet they grow a great deal of the food we consume.  Most of the processed food we eat contains either GMO corn, canola, soy, sugar, or even citric acid.  These foods are not generally labeled, unless you buy organic.  Many have fought for labeling, but the chemical/seed companies, like Monsanto, have thrown billions into lawsuits  and campaigns within these states to ensure their evil seeds spread.  The kicker is, these seeds can not be regrown each year.  The seed companies hold the patent to the seeds and they are genetically breed to have infertile seeds.  This requires you to purchase new seeds from them each year.  The seeds are also themselves essentially pesticides and contain toxins.  Sound yummy?

Baker Creek Seed Company has been selling Heirloom, organic and non GMO seeds for years.  They are a fabulous company doing amazing things in the era of big agriculture.  The known benefits of organic farming far outweigh the harmful effects commercial farming has on the earth, but adding GM crops to the mix is devastatingly harmful.

The folks over at Herbal Root Zine are currently having a give a way for some HOT items from Bakers Creek.

Click HERE to find out about their give a way for 10 packets of hot peppers!  And make sure you order a catalog from Bakers Creek and place your order for good seeds soon.