What’s all the Hoopoola regarding Monsanto?

Today on Facebook, I am sure a lot of you saw several posts regarding which food companies and products to avoid that are using GMO’s in their food production. So what are GMO’s and who or what is Monsanto?

Both are very valid questions. We all need to know and learn more about the effects of GMO’s on us and on our population’s health as a whole. And it is also very inportant to learn which companies use GMO’s in their food ingredients to make their products.

This is what was shared on Facebook within the past few weeks:


That’s a huge list of foods we ought to avoid, huh?!

Also you might wish to check out this website which I found today through some of the realted posts regarding this touchy subject. It is a wonderful website called OrganicConsumers.org : http://www.organicconsumers.org/

They seem to well versed and updated on this latest hot topic.

What’s in your herb garden this season?

This year in my vegetable and herb garden I grew the usual and trimmed the few perennial herbs that withstood the winter. They include: various tomatoes, lettuces, parsley, cilantro, rosemary, thyme, oregano, basil, and garlic. But I have also added a few new ones: brussel sprouts, fennel, carrots and dill. I am also attempting yet once again, zucchini, and cucumbers. Hopefully since a neighbor of mine took down a huge tree with an even larger canopy, my garden areas will receive much more sun. So far so good. I also added some new annual flowers such as dahlias both the 'dinner-plate' sized ones and the smaller regular height ~15" tall kind. The colors are so far already stunning pink peach! Yes, but of course photos are to come. And just like updating a website, cleaning the house, one's garden is never finished. So I go with the flow, let nature takes its' course. And naturally, every once in awhile, I will sit back with a fresh cup of lemonade and seltzer with a fresh sprig of mint. So what's new in your garden? Got a gardening question for me? I'll do my very best to answer your gardening questions. Read the rest of this entry »
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