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Another Saturday at Union Square Market in NYC – March Against Monsanto

One of our associates recorded this at Union Square farmers market. He asked 3 questions about Monsanto and how to create a GMO free world?

In his words:

“I hope you enjoy and do take notice that what we do every day at Albert’s and UNFI does serve a high purpose. We bring health to people which in turns can create a healthier planet.”

You can join in on October 12th, 2013 at Bryant Park in NYC, and worldwide, as we unite to March against Monsanto and demand the labeling of GMO’s. Marches will occur on six continents, in 52 countries,with events in over 400 cities. In the US, solidarity marches are slated to occur in 47 states. Find your event location  here. Be part of the change!

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Battleground I-522: what’s at stake and why now?

English: Digital Elevation map of Washington s...
English: Digital Elevation map of Washington state. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In less than a week the people of Washington State will decide whether most raw agricultural commodities, processed foods and seeds using genetic engineering (GE) will be labeled when offered for retail sale. A “yes” vote on 522 would give Washington shoppers more information about what’s in their food and control over their shopping decisions. Under this initiative, genetically engineered foods to be labeled would include chips, cold cereals, soft drinks, candy, corn and soy.

Our food is already labeled with abundant nutritional information, including sugar, sodium, whether flavors are natural or artificial and if salmon is wild or farm-raised. Food companies are already required to label genetically engineered food in 64 other countries, so why not here? Continue reading “Battleground I-522: what’s at stake and why now?”

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Fall into GMO Action now!

Turning of the SeasonsIt is getting very heated in Washington State despite the fact that fall is officially upon us next week.

I just recently read in Politico that, “Big money is making a comeback in the GMO-labeling battle, but opponents argue that the food industry’s dollars might not carry as much weight this time around.” The Grocery Manufacturers Association, Monsanto, Bayer Cropscience, Dupont Pioneer and Dow Agrosciences have all contributed big bucks to oppose Washington State -522 which will be on the ballot this November.  The most prominent opponents of GMO labeling, Monsanto and DuPont Pioneer, wrote $4.5 million and $3.2 million checks, respectively, this week to fund the campaign against I-522, the state’s campaign finance disclosures show. For more information on these companies read my blog: “GMO Answers – It’s all how you ask the Question”Continue reading “Fall into GMO Action now!”

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What’s all the fuss about GMOs? A lot, for starters

Hand of God GeneticsA friend of mine, who’d recently been vacationing in a highly educated and upscale part of New England, told me many folks in that area don’t know what GMOs are.

This prompted me to sit down and write, in a very simple way, just what all the fuss is regarding Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs).  Continue reading “What’s all the fuss about GMOs? A lot, for starters”

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Keep your eyes on the pesticides and herbicides

Pesticide SprayWhy is it important to keep our eyes on science and research?

Well, as we move into an era where climate change is taking center stage, and wreaking havoc on species and food supplies, I believe it’s important to stay focused on the effects of pesticides and herbicides. Continue reading “Keep your eyes on the pesticides and herbicides”