donnatori | BeeBucks:11
Display Name: donnatori, Member
First Name: Donna
Last Name: Lomp
Location: Newton, Massachusetts, United States
I've always despised Gerber, never fed anything of theirs to my babies (who are now 23 and 17!). I was buying organic food for my whole family since way before it was common to do so. Well maybe it's still not so common, but getting more so I think/hope! Thank you for informing everyone about Gerber baby food. Really babies don't even need that mushy stuff. I blended veggies from my own dinner for my first when he was about 6 months old, thinking that's what I was "supposed to do," to supplement breastfeeding. With my second, knowing breastmilk is fine alone for the first year if that's what baby prefers, he didn't get anything until he grabbed it off my plate himself, starting at around 9 mos, and not really eating a whole lot until he was one.
I LOVE this chocolate sauce. I heat it up and put it on coconut-based "ice-cream" or add it to almond milk in a saucepan and heat it up for yummy hot chocolate! Best chocolate sauce/hot fudge sauce I ever had! Really.
I agree, small-scale sustainable organic farming is the way to feed the world! We can make change with our purchasing power! Buy local, buy organic!
No matter what people think about GMOs, we deserve to know what we're eating and make our own choice! The secrecy about GMOs bothers me the most! Nice review of the Scientific American pro-GMO opinion, thank you.
I took a workshop about "Somatic Healing" and I've been using it ever since. It's easy. When I feel stressed, anxious, overwhelmed, or any feeling I don't like, I just "shake it out." I plant my feet on the ground and shake all over, for as long as needed to feel better, usually just 5 or 10 min. Try it!
I'm vegetarian so "roadkill" isn't for me, but for those who want it, why not? Otherwise the coyotes or something else will eat it anyway.
I agree, the U.S. is out of control with the amount of sweets and junk food that has become "normal" everywhere. How bout some organic fruit and veggies served at movie theaters?!
I wish the U.S. would reject fast food! I do at least. Why not everyone else? If people used their purchasing power to do good in the world and support small business, small farms, etc, we would see some positive changes!
Such an important documentary! Bees are the "canary in the coal mine." We need to save them to save ourselves! Really. First step, get rid of pesticides/herbicides/chemical fertilizers and GMOs! Next step, stop monoculture farming! Next, get rid of big agribusiness, support local, small, organic farms! Next, stop transporting bees in big trucks, and let them live on the organic farms they love! And so on. That's a good start anyway.
Keep saving those bees! So sad when other people don't! You're awesome Maryam!
One of many ways Monsanto is poisoning people and the planet, and getting away with it! Why haven't they gone bankrupt by now, with all the lawsuits and fines against them?
I planted tulip bulbs in the fall and they are blooming now (May 2) in my gardens, so beautiful! I love this company! Highly recommended!
I ordered these and have not planted them yet (It is May 2 and suggested time in Boston area is May 15). BUT I planted bulbs in the fall from this company and they are coming up so beautifully in my garden! I love them and I love the fact that they are grown organically! So cool! Would love to see more spring bulb options.
Great info. I try my best to use glass rather than plastic and metal as a second choice but I worry about that as well (not sure steel or other metals are good leaching into our food either, except maybe iron if we need iron (but men probably don't).
NO... Not GMO cacao! Let's keep fighting GMOs before it takes over the cacao bean! I've been writing supermarkets, food companies, and restaurants, asking them to get GMOs out of their food. If they started getting thousands of emails everyday, they would do something about it. It's easy to write companies now, just go to their website and send a quick email. Write to the places you frequent, tell them your concerns. I am hopeful eventually they will listen to us!
I love your organic bulbs and I can't wait till next fall to buy some. In the meantime, do you have any spring bulbs? To plant in the spring? I thought this one was a spring-planter but it's not. I will wait till the fall if needed, but I would love to order some now! I live in New England. Thank you for growing/selling organic! So cool!
I planted 50 organic tulip bulbs in the fall (a variety of lovely colors/types). I can't want to see them bloom this spring! Soon maybe! (I'm in Boston area, still snow on the ground.) I love these organic bulbs. I think I saw some bulbs on this site, from this company, for another flower, that can be planted in the spring. I'll get some of them and I ask if possible to offer more (if there are more)! Thank you for growing and selling these, it's SO awesome!
The list is a good start, for avoiding GMOs. Unfortunately, GMOs are so prevalent it's nearly impossible to avoid them. Eating organic is good, but what about restaurants, pot-luck dinner parties, etc? We would have to stay home, grow our own organic food, and not eat anything else, to be 100% sure of no GMOs. Besides doing our best to avoid, grow our own, support local organic farmers, and organic food companies, we must act to get legislation passed to ban or label GMOs, and to advocate with our dollars. We must act to demand stores carry organic, non-GMO labeled food (and to label GMO food). If more consumers demand non-GMO organic, farmers/food companies/stores/restaurants will meet our demands. Organic is expensive but cost will come down as demand goes up. Besides, money saved in sick-care costs balances it out. Organic food is higher in nutrients (with no toxins for our bodies to flush out), keeping us healthier, saving money in the long run. I could say a lot more on this topic, it's important to me. Just tell everyone you know to tell everyone they know, to avoid and advocate. I am not typically a "doom-sayer" but I honestly believe GMOs could cause the end of the human race. GMOs cause infertility in mice in just 3 generations. We're already seeing a rise in infertility in humans and we're only on the first generation.
I'm not happy with this taking 5 years. That's rediculous IMO. Companies can start labeling next week. They change their packaging all the time. This would be a stronger statement if Whole foods required labeling by the end of 2013. If they were BANNING GMOs from their stores, that would be even better, and then I could understand it taking 5 years for companies to find new ingredients. But 5 years for labeling? Really? I expect laws to be in place before then, so Whole Foods is doing nothing really. Just a PR ruse. No real teeth in it. I have been disappointed in Whole Foods for a few years now. This does not help my opinion of them. They need to take a stronger stand!
@hoosey65. I have an old book I still use but I would prefer a newer one, so good idea to start looking for one. Mine is called "The Label Reader's Pocket Dictionary of Food Additives," by J. Michael Lapchick. (1993) The thing about this old book, is even back then it was known these things were hazardous! I just looked up some of them. Artificial colors are in there, including saying "the FDA is considering banning some of them." 20 years later, still not banned! BHA/BHT is in there, saying "causes cancer in lab animals" and "banned in some countries." We have to stop buying this stuff because it's pretty clear they won't remove it, if it's been known for over 20 years it's unsafe!
And there's more than this. GMOs for example. Organic whole plant foods are always best (as much as possible anyway)!