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Our views on GMOs

Our Stance on Genetically Engineered (GEs) Plants

 

  • We go to great lengths to avoid GE crops including very expensive genetic testing where applicable (crops that have GE counterparts).
  • We will not buy or grow any crops within a 10 mile radius of GE crops.  In fact, the majority of crops under threat of GE contamination are grown on our organic farm in the first county in the U.S. to out law Genetically Engineered Organisms (GMOs).
  • We 100% oppose GE crops and their wreckless contamination of other valuable food crops.
  • Did you know that the Organic Program from the USDA says GMOs cannot be certified organic, BUT they do not require genetic testing to make sure those seeds do not contain Genetically Engineered Traits!  So technically you could buy Certified Organic seed that was grown organically, but polluted with GEs and you would never know because testing is not mandated!  And the company could legally say the are certified organic!  Outrageous is it not?
  • "To our knowledge, none of our products have been developed through the mechanical transfer of genetic material between genera, families or kingdoms."  Why do we say it this way?  Because even though we do genetic testing on the crops that our at risk, GE pollen literally travels in the trade winds and falls from the sky.  There currently is not a way we can be 100% sure. 

 

We are passionate about this...

How do we change the world?  One seed at a time! 

A seed is an idea.   It’s a living thing.  It is a basic right.

A basic right of humanity for thousands of years has been the ability to feed ourselves. 

Corporations should not be able to patent life for profit. 

Life is sacred and belongs to all that inhabit this earth. 

It is symbiotic, interconnected in ways we do not yet understand. 

It is wrong to genetically alter life, patent it and sell it.

Life is not yours to genetically manipulate and sell. 

It belongs to all who inhabit this world.

I’m reminded of a famous man who lived long ago and already knew these things even though he was labeled a “savage”.   He said…

“This we know; the earth does not belong to man; man belongs to the earth. This we know. All things are connected like the blood which unites one family. All things are connected.

All things share the same breath - the beast, the tree, the man... the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.

Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.

Man does not weave this web of life. He is merely a strand of it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.”  Chief Seattle

Chief Seattle knew what we are only now “discovering” with science.  For example:  Did you know that there are over 200 types of bacteria that inhabit the surface of your skin and these same bacteria live in the soil?  In fact they give the soil its “earthy sweet smell”!  So you literally are a part of the land and the land is a part of you!  Ponder that for a while…


Comments on Our views on GMOs


Debi Marti 01-30-2012 06:06 PM
I am SO happy to find you! I've been learning about GMO's through a group on Facebook and I am appalled! Thank you for caring for our bodies and our earth!!!
William 01-26-2012 12:43 PM
I agree with you in that GMOs are dangerous to our very incompletely understood ecosystem. I fear the average American voter will not give a single thought until serious and irreversable damage is done. The (I hope this is wrong) most powerful forces in this country put their greed for money above all else. They are already rich, but they would destroy the future of much (or all) that is good in this world for quick profits. The spread of modified DNA to hundreds of varieties of a species will not be controlled by people who do not understand it, or do not care. And the people who caused the problem will not foot the bill for it. Perhaps this is normal for humanity, the intelligent species of life.
Sarah Hough 01-24-2012 06:57 PM
I commend you for taking a stand against this abomination of greed that is GMO's. As an organic educator I know how important it is to spread the word and let people know about the dangers of these new crops. Thank you & keep up the god work : D
Irma Nippert 01-15-2012 11:04 AM
With GMOs, we are creating a cascade of fallen species.
Jayne Letourneau 01-11-2012 09:21 PM
Well said.


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