Monthly Archives: September 2015

Recipe: Quick and Easy Crab Stuffed Avocado

My quick and easy crab stuffed avocado will fool family and friends into thinking you’ve worked long and hard over lunch.  Crab Avocado SaladFlorida avocados are plentiful now, and they are delicious, healthy, high-fiber and will give you a really good dose of ‘good fats’.

QUICK AND EASY CRAB-STUFFED AVOCADO

  • 1 medium to large Florida Avocado (You can use Haas if you can’t get the Florida version)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped cilantro (scant)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped celery leaves/hearts
  • scant 1 TBS freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup Soy-free Veganaise (adjust to taste)
  • 2 TBS prepared Dijon mustard (adjust to taste)
  • 1 cup wild-caught lump crab meat, picked and cleaned

Mix onion, cilantro, lemon juice, mustard and Veganaise.  Add crab meat and mix well.

Cut avocado into quarters if it’s really large, peal and arrange on plate. If it’s a medium size avocado, half an avocado will serve one person. (Image above shows avocado half not pealed).  Fill with Crab Salad and garnish.

 

CrabAvocadoSaladIngredientsI buy the crab from Publix and find it to be rather good quality.  You can also buy Snow Crab Legs and remove from the shell.  This is a filling lunch or light dinner.

I made this last week with a larger avocado than shown and it made a very healthy, filling six (6) servings.

**WARNING**  Do not make this or any dish from the ‘crab stick’ or other fake lobster or seafood products.  What is it?  It’s the sweepings from the floor at a fish processing facility!  NASTY!!!!

The pitfalls of NOT being mindful

While on vacation, the Mercury In Retrograde theme continued. I noticed our friend’s car had a flat on the front right, and we phoned the auto club to have a spare put on so we could drive the car to have it replaced.  They were to arrive in 45 minutes.  They arrived 2 hours and 45 minutes later.  Then the guy wanted the car to be driven to the road so he didn’t have to back in.  I was agitated!  To drive a car with an obviously flat tire would ruin any chances that the tire could be repaired.  So I insisted that he do his job.

Ok, so I lost my peaceful ‘mode’ for a few minutes.  I went upstairs to grab my shoes and started down the stairs.  I was briefly distracted by a phone call from the auto club, and when I looked at the screen to turn it off, I stepped off the third step from the bottom, thinking I was already at the bottom.  Oh, goodness, that was an ugly fall!

I ended up with two badly sprained ankles, bruises up my shin and a badly torqued right knee.  It took a while to get up the stairs.

Immediately after fall

Immediately after fall

I slathered on Vitamin K cream, which I had on hand and elevated all with ice packs for several hours.  It took three days to walk without that ominous horror-movie ‘thump, drag, thump, drag’. Of course, I was on vacation so it wasn’t too inconvenient.  I began just sitting in the sea twice a day.  The salt water helped, as did the energy of the earth.

I didn’t beat up on myself too badly.  I feel it is simply an important message from my guides that mindfulness shouldn’t be left behind while on holiday.  It’s vital that we all stay in the moment. Distractions can be dangerous, even deadly.

I do feel the Vitamin K cream helped with the bruising, believe it or not.  I can’t imagine how nasty it would look if I’d not immediately slathered it on and immediately gone to the ice packs.  Now home, I am treating with my own essential oil blend that I concocted a few years ago for swelling and sprains.  I’ve also upped my liposomal Vitamin C, liposomal glutathione and turmeric in an attempt to speed healing. Should anyone like to know how to make the oil blend for swelling, please just comment below or email me. Can someone tell me why my ankle is swelling in places where it’s not even black and blue?

As for now, my massive, swollen ankles and knees are a black and blue reminder of the importance of mindfulness. At least I can say this: the change of colors gives me something new to see daily!

Right Foot next day

Right foot the next day with swelling and new colors.

 

 

Mother Nature at her best

I feel so blessed to have spent a week by the sea.  It was perfect to wake every morning to dolphins in front of the beach front house, to turtles lazing in the early afternoon on the surface of the water briefly before diving again, to manatees drifting along at their own pace, to the first of the pelicans from up north, feasting on the small bait fish close to shore, to the ospreys showing off their freshly caught fish, and to the heartbeat of the sea in the form of steady, gentle surf action.Simple Peace

Left is a still and here is a small video sample (hopefully the link will work): 30 Seconds of Peace   No, there is nothing ‘about to happen’.  It is just this and nothing else.

This is renewal for me.  It brings me closer to nature and reminds me that we all need this planet, and the planet needs help.

This week has emphasized the importance of spending more time connected to nature. My priorities become clearer.  My meditations become far more meaningful and far more emotional.  I feel re-dedicated to my personal goals, which involve helping this planet and those who need the most help – the animals.

I feel very humble and amazingly blessed.

 

 

 

 

Connecting to the planet and to ‘your place’ on it

I have spent a few days really connecting to the earth, simply by being outdoors and feeling the earth beneath my feet.  It’s amazing how good I feel!

I honestly believe it is the grounding properties that one takes advantage of when connecting with the earth.  This article is really quite interesting:  David Wolfe article re: grounding.

Per David Wolfe, some of the benefits of being barefoot every day are:

  • Increased energy level
  • Better fasting glucose levels
  • Helpful with stress
  • Helpful for hypertension
  • Improves sleep
  • Levels heart rate variations
  • Improvements for asthma sufferers
  • Improvements to respiratory system
  • Improve immune system
  • Help with arthritis

In my case, I’d recently been visiting a place that is near and dear to my heart from childhood up through now.  Not only do I feel grounded and connected to this place, and I’ve been walking (barefoot, of course) in the ocean, I do indeed sleep well, feel relaxed and have great energy.

BeachSceneI even tried something new yesterday.  I did a bit of a walking meditation at low-tide on a smooth, sandy ocean bottom.  It was an amazing feeling and really filled my soul.

I strongly recommend trying to reconnect with the earth daily, and if not daily, as much as you can.  We all get so involved in life and in our heads that we fail to remember the importance of the earth that is our home and nurtures us.

 

 

Simple, healthy meals: Lobster

So many healthy, fresh meals are very, very simple to make.   AND then the leftovers are simple as well.

As an example, a few nights ago, we had Florida Lobster as our main course, with sides of fresh steamed green beans and sautéed fresh mushrooms. This is so simple, has a lovely, colorful presentation and very healthy as well.  This is proof that healthy meals don’t have to be complicated.

Then the next day there were lobster omelets for brunch.

There are many ways to prepare lobster – broiling and grilling and baking.  We’ve found that baking is the simplest simply because we can walk away for half an hour and it’s done.  We prepared the below for three persons:

Baked Lobster

  • 4 lobster tails  (one for each person and one for leftovers)
  • Organic butter

BakedLobsterTailSlit the back shells of the lobster tails, and pull the meat out, leaving attached towards the ‘fin’ of the tail.  Slightly butterfly the meat and arrange on top of the shell.   For presentation, spread the tail and place on a baking sheet.  Put small chunks of butter on each and put in preheated 350 degree oven for 30 minutes.    At the end of 30 minutes, check to be sure that they are cooked through.

Melt butter or ghee and put in small cups to be served with the lobster.   Arrange on serving plate with beans and mushrooms.

Wrap remaining tail in plastic wrap and store in fridge.

 

Mushrooms

  • 1 package fresh white mushrooms, organic
  • 1/2 cup of thinly sliced organic onion
  • 3 tbs organic butter or organic olive oil
  • fresh organic herbs – I like adding thyme

Slice mushrooms thinly. Melt butter in sauté pan over medium heat.  Add onions and stir, until transparent.   Add mushrooms and sauté until slightly browned, still over medium heat. Add herbs and allow to cook another 5 minutes or so.

And now for the leftovers:

Lobster, Mushroom and Onion Omelet

  • 1 lobster tail from previous night
  • 4 large mushrooms, sliced thin
  • 2 Tbs finely shopped onions
  • Organic butter
  • 2 Organic eggs
  • 1/2 cup Shredded organic cheddar

OmeletChop lobster into 1/2″ chunks.

Melt butter in large sauté pan.  Add onions and mushrooms and cook until soft.

Whip eggs with a TBS of water, and pour into pan over vegetables.  Add shredded cheese.   Once eggs are set, add the lobster and fold in half.  Serve hot.

 

 

 

 

 

Personal Responsibility: Is it a lost trait?

After what seems like an eternity of loud, rude bikers in our town, I began to think about personal responsibility.  Where is it?   I cannot imagine in this particular case, why a group would feel it’s perfectly acceptable to come to a town and infringe on the peace and quiet of an entire community.  This noise pollution is actually dangerous for us all. These bikers Noise pollution generally have illegal pipes and of course, the local police force does nothing about that.  No one can sleep through the night and when did that become ok?  I wonder if they act this way in their own neighborhood at home?  Would their neighbors tolerate it day after day after day?

It’s not just the bikers.  We see the same with tourists as well, who relieve themselves in public or who throw trash in yards, leave nasty diapers on the sidewalks or who pick fruit off the trees of residents.  Would they do this at home?

I’ve found this to be rampant in society for the past 20 years or so.  In general, people do not take personal responsibility for their own actions and then try to make it all the fault of others, even if it’s another entity.  How many people go around blaming ‘god’ for their own personal poor choices?  You encounter it daily.  (A note on the ‘god’ thing:  humans were given free will and they create their own realities.  Blaming things on god is NOT taking responsibility.)  How many law enforcement officers would never take personal responsibility if their actions weren’t recorded?

At the grocery store, when queried as to why they’re out of stock consistently on something that SHOULD be there, they first say “Oh, we’ve never had it.”  Then they say “Oh, it’s not on our list of options to order.”  Then when presented with proof that it has been purchased there previously, they blame it on a department manager.  NO ONE ever says “This is my store.  I’m responsible and this will not happen again.”

Our friend Faye, who is dealing with the aftermath of the death of our dear friend and dealing with financial institutions in those matters,  is ready to tear her hair out.  The mistakes made by 85% of the financial institutions are never ending, even after multiple personal visits to the institutions to change titling months previous.  I can go on and on.

So this is the big question:  How often do you hear someone –  ANYONE – say “Oh, I’m so sorry.  I apologize.  I made a mistake and messed this up.  I will take care of it right now.” ?

Now on to the bigger picture.  Government and countries in general often have what I call ‘collective lapse of responsibility’ to their own people and to other peoples of the world.  EnvironmentalConservationsIn a democracy such as ours, representatives are elected.  They often reflect the thinking of the majority of their voting constituents.  (AND those who do not vote have no excuse to complain.)  When these elected officials gather to refuse help to those who need it, conspire to take away rights of entire groups, actively harm the environment of a planet that is in distress and only operate to enrich themselves and those who contribute to them, they are showing a total and utter lack of responsibility.  Do you think they’ll ever say “Oh, I’m sorry.  We made a mistake.  We’ll fix it.”  ?  No, they will not.

What is it going to take to instill human decency and courtesy and simple ethics in society?  Sadly, big corporations, chemical companies, pharmaceutical companies and those legislators who take their lobbying money will not change unless the public demands change.

Perhaps I’m being idealistic to think that it starts with each of us.  If we each begin thinking in a more kind manner, if we begin helping others and step away from selfish behaviors, if we begin to care for the planet, the animals and the environment, if we begin to THINK of others, maybe it will catch on.   I’d like to think that my little blog might make a few others think, and might encourage them to share the same thinking with others and it could make a difference.

Hey, I can dream, can’t I?

 

It’s official: Mercury IS in Retrograde

I knew it was coming.  I knew the 17th was the start of that dreaded period.  I’ve come to believe that when Mercury is in Retrograde, it affects lives.  Electronics and gadgets don’t work right.  Things just go askew in one’s life.  MercuryRetrogradeMercury is in retrograde until October 9th.  The last retrograde period, my very-capable, very-powerful laptop lost it.  The keyboard stopped working properly, and somehow in the process, the motherboard shorted in the area where the keyboard is controlled.  So we attempted to order a new mother board and keyboard.  None of them ever worked.  Thus I was forced to buy a new, powerful ‘desktop replacement’ laptop.  I need the power for graphics which is the main part of my ‘real job’.   Well, you can bet THAT wasn’t cheap and it definitely was NOT budgeted!  And then, there is the time it takes to transfer 1.5 TB in files and configure a new machine. I was out of commission for weeks.   Grrrrr…

So, I thought I’d be safe this time.  I’d already a few months ago, accidentally dropped my iPhone into water, retrieved it and had it successfully repaired.  Nothing can go wrong, I thought.   Wrongo!   Today I jumped in the car to run two deadline-sensitive errands.   I’d put it off, dreading the prospect of getting out in the out-of-control biker traffic for this weekend’s event.  I still had time, I reasoned!  I just planned to make my deposit by 1 PM when the bank closed, and I needed to drop off my sales tax reports at the post office by 1 ish.  I sat in the driver’s seat, pushed the button. CloseEncountersLIGHTS!  Everywhere were lights!  Clicks, bells, dings, flashing lights!  The seat moved up and back, the steering wheel moved back and forth, all on it’s own. It reminded me of the scene from ‘Close Encounters of the Third  Kind’.   Of course, the car wouldn’t start at all.  Everything inside was locked. What the hell????  Let me tell you, when you have a computer controlled car and when one thing goes south, it’s a nightmare!   Hello?  Mercury?  Why me?

I said to myself “Ok.  I’ve not ridden the scooter in a while so I’ll just use it.”  No way.  It wouldn’t start either.

My husband came home, removed the old battery from my car and headed to Sears.

With the deadlines, I knew I had to start walking.  Nothing like a stroll at high noon, in the sun in September in the sub-tropics and on a deadline.  My friend at the bank invited me in to cool off but I needed to finish my errands.  My friend, Tom, at a Sebago booth on Duval provided a frosty bottle of water.

My husband found someone at Sears willing to quickly help.  He came home, installed the new battery.  $173.60 gives us no more dings, clicks nor other anomalies. He picked me up as I was walking home and delivered me to air conditioning and took off to his golf game with his buddies.

Now, the lessons?   I realized as I embarked on my walk that this was a message, a sign if you will.  I’m very big on signs.  As I walked, I made every attempt to walk under every massive shade tree that I could.  That helped with the heat.  Then I saw the butterflies.  There were butterflies everywhere!  A few fluttered in front of my face for a short time. I remembered that our friend who was recently killed had a wonderful butterfly sculpture in her office. More signs!   Except for my soon-dripping clothing and hair, it was a great walk – at least until I got close to the obnoxious bikers. They took all the peace and beauty from the walk, but hey, I just got away from them as quickly as I could and once again, felt peaceful and grateful for the experience.

For those who have never paid attention to the entire Mercury in Retrograde phenomenon, there’s this from the Old Farmers Almanac“…Perhaps Mercury’s retrograde periods can cause our plans to go awry. However, this is an excellent time to reflect on the past. Intuition is high during these periods, and coincidences can be extraordinary.

“The planet Mercury rules communication, travel, contracts, automobiles, and such.  So, when Mercury is retrograde, remain flexible, allow time for extra travel, and avoid signing contracts. Review projects and plans at these times, but wait until Mercury is direct again to make any final decisions.”

For me, it appears that Mercury in retrograde results in failures and complications when it comes to mechanical items and electronics. However, I’m taking the advice from the almanac to heart, and reflecting, enjoying the coincidences and paying attention to my intuition.

 

 

A bright, beautiful life is gone. Thank you, Big Pharma.

This morning, I awoke to a newspaper article about a local dental hygienist who was killed by a hit and run driver while walking by the beach.  I held my breath as I read further because they initially used her first name in the article and she didn’t go by that name.  But shockingly, it was indeed our friend and hygienist of 20 years, Stephanie Collins, who was lost.  This is my first post that I’ve written through tears.

We are heartbroken by this news as are all of the people who knew Stephanie.  She was an absolute ray of sunshine!  I never saw her when she wasn’t happy and glowing. She was 49.  She had a son.  She had a great relationship.  She was loved by her co-workers and her patients and her friends.  The worst part of this is that it didn’t have to happen. The sidewalk was very, very wide – maybe 15 or 20 ft wide. To run someone over like that, the driver would have to purposefully aim and jump the curb.

The woman who hit her kept going and was eventually stopped by a witness who saw it, when they blocked the road with their vehicle, and she was unable to continue.  The woman was obviously on drugs – PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – and even told the officer she’d been aiming for a bicyclist!  This is just heartbreaking on so many levels.

We all have so many questions and may never get any answers.  First, this woman who hit our friend appears to be age 43.  In the newspaper article which detailed the police report, she’d been taking Xanax and Benadryl for sleep, she said. One doesn’t expect a 43 year old to have sleep issues.  Those are more common with older individuals.   She said she was trying to quit the Xanax and was taking another drug, Trazadone which is an anti-depressant and sleep-enhancer.  The big question?  Who prescribed these drugs and why was she not supervised?  It would seem that this ‘medical professional’ would be complicit in this crime.  Yes, I know doctors can’t be responsible for their patients when they’re out of their sight, but still, they ARE responsible for making sure the patient doesn’t have that many drugs available at once.  Of course, the drugs could’ve been obtained illegally.

Still and yet, this is just another tragedy that has been brought on by this country’s dependence on and adoration of prescription drugs.  PrescriptionDrugsDrugs are prescribed to sleep, to stay awake, to lose weight, to gain weight, to allow those with heart issues to eat crap, to allow smokers to stop smoking (though in reality, they’re just substituting one addiction for another), to allow drug addicts to stop taking the hard stuff and become addicted to a lesser drug.  Drugs are taken like candy by those who are looking for a quick buzz, a long high and a big ‘down’.  Big Pharma counts on the addictive habits of Americans for their massive profits. Reports have shown that the main desire of pharmaceutical companies is indeed to ‘hook’ patients on their drugs, thus gaining a lifelong customer.

Drugs are readily available to most all people because doctors’ have a ‘cut ‘n’ drug’ attitude.  If they can’t cut it out and can’t drug it out, then they don’t want to deal with patients.  In my experience with myself and family members, doctors these days are truly not healers.  They are interested in the billing.  They spend the minimal amount of time with you, rarely making eye contact, and watching the clock so they can hurry you along to the billing window and they can go to the next patient.  Disgustingly, a doctor visit isn’t complete unless a patient walks out with one or two scripts in hand.  Because of this tendency in the current ‘Western Medical’ thinking, very few people are really healed.  The big band-aid is the script.   The sad part?  So many patients aren’t happy unless they walk out with these scripts.

THIS is how so many drugs become available illicitly.  Doctors just write the scripts and that is that. Out of sight, out of mind.

When did the sense of personal responsibility disappear?  When did doctors decide it is ok to hand over dangerous drugs to people who are incapable of understanding what they’re taking?  The concept of ‘the magic pill’ is drilled into the public’s collective minds every single night at the news hour with all of the commercials by pharmaceutical companies. “Ask your doctor…”  Seriously?   A GOOD doctor who knows what he or she is doing or who CARES about patient care will prescribe only the minimal amount that might be necessary.

I can’t help think during this sad time, how a beautiful, bright life was taken because of greed by doctors and Big Pharma, and an ill-informed patient.  How many others are suffering because of these bad decisions?  And how many more will be affected by similar medical malfeasance?

As for us?  There is a reason that we refuse prescription medications.  If we keep ourselves well and if we make sure we never become ill, then we won’t need any of these poisons.  And should we have an issue, we try going the natural route first.

And today, we’re just sad.

 

 

 

Recipe: Pasta with fresh tomatoes

I found a recipe recently that looked amazing.  Of course, as usual, I changed it up a great deal.   But I thought I’d share it with you.

Spaghetti with Fresh Tomatoes

Serves 2

  • 2 ripe organic tomatoes (I used one huge organic heirloom tomato)
  • 1/2 teaspoons medium Himalayan sea salt
  • organic spaghetti or any pasta you like (I used Ancient Harvest)
  • 1 clove of organic garlic, smashed then diced
  • 1/4 cup organic basil, cut into ribbons
  • 2 TBS organic butter, cut into three or four pieces
  • Organic Olive oil, as needed
  1. Season the tomatoes with the salt and toss them well.
  2. Put a big pot of water on to boil.
  3. Set garlic aside for a few minutes
  4. Cut the basil into ribbons or roughly chop it.
  5. Heat a teaspoon or two of the olive oil in a large saute’ pan over medium high heat.  Add garlic and cook til just beginning to brown around the edges and soften. This takes a couple of minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, cook your pasta, drain it, put it back in the pot, and oil the pasta to keep it from sticking to itself
  7. Pour the tomatoes into a colander over the saute’ pan so that the tomato juice will drain into the pan below. Set the tomatoes in colander aside, in a bowl.
  8. Swirl the sauce to bring it to a simmer. Add the butter while continuing to swirl or stir the sauce. Keep the sauce moving until all the butter is melted. Add the basil, the pasta and toss to coat the pasta evenly. Divide the pasta two bowls and top with the tomatoes.

Other Ingredients Finished Dish

This recipe has a fresh taste that it impossible to beat!  It is light, it is vegetarian and gives you fiber and nutrients as well.

 

While I changed this up a bit, I do give credit where credit is due.  The original version came from Food52.com in the Genius Recipes section.

Fact: GMOs are registered as pesticides with the EPA.

Why are so many people confused about GMOs? It is what the chemical companies such as Montsanto and Dow are counting on.   They state that crops have been ‘genetically  modified’ for years and that what they’re doing is not wrong.   They are counting on people to be confused so they can continue their campaign.  Most people such as myself have no problem with these companies creating toxic foods.  Those who want to eat it are most welcome to eat it.  That’s right, Folks!  Eat up!  Enjoy!  Feed it to your children and loved ones!

We, on the other hand, refuse to buy or consume anything unless it’s (1) Certified Organic or (2) at least labeled with the Non-GMO Projects emblem.  Non-GMOProjectThe chemical companies would like you to think that there are a handful of tree-huggers who are trying to destroy them.  It’s far from that.  And ok, sorry for the sarcasm, but their crocodile tears are wasted on intelligent people.  As always, just follow the money.

The truth is simple.  All we ask is to be given the information that we require so we can make our own decisions.  I certainly do not want to be ‘slipped a mickey’ in the form of some skeezy poison-laced GMO foods.   All the reasonable, wellness-minded people in this country are asking is to simply LABEL IT and to make proper labeling the law.   After all, if it is as harmless as the chemical companies want you to believe, then why are they spending millions and millions of dollars on lobbyists  and advertising campaigns to stop any and all attempts to simply require a truthful label, stating that a food is either GMO or it is not.   Why are they quietly paying off scientists to write phony papers about how safe GMO is?

Case in point:  University of Florida agricultural professor of Kevin Folta.  Mr. Folta has now been exposed as being paid by Montsanto to come up with a paper stating that GMOs are safe.  Written proof of Kevin Folta’s receipt of bribe  So, this is just one well-known episode.  As is always the case, this is just the tip of the iceberg.  All of the so-called peer-reviewed papers proclaiming GMOs as safe come from Montsanto’s own people, ex-employees, or so-called agricultural professionals who have taken bribes, such as Kevin Folta.

Now, to the reason for the confusion.  The chemical companies continue to ‘sell’ the idea that our food has been genetically modified for hundreds of years.  They’re counting on the average citizen’s lack of knowledge on the difference between hybridization and genetic modification.  These are two very different things.

This article breaks it down very succinctly:  Hybird vs GMO   Hybridization has occurred when nature naturally does this over time, OR when humans have cultivated new plant varieties through selective breeding. This takes time.  A LOT OF TIME!  They did this by cross-pollinating two different, but related plants over 6 to 10 plant generations, eventually creating a new plant variety.  To quote Jerry Seinfeld:  “Not that there’s anything wrong with that.”  BUT often a weaker plant results.

Genetic modification is a far different process.  These seed varieties are created in a lab and are far from the ‘low tech’ process used for hybridization.  GMO seeds are not crossed with similar varieties of plant.  Actually, they are crossing different biological kingdoms such as say, a plant with a bacteria.     ARE YOU AWARE THAT THESE GMO PLANTS ARE REGISTERED AS PESTICIDES WITH THE EPA?   Pay attention now. It isn’t just the one plant variety that is affected.   Montsanto’s btCorn isn’t just a toxic crop. It IS a pesticide. If you feed this actual pesticide to your cattle or your chickens or if you eat it yourself, you’re eating a full dose of pesticide.  EATING IT.  It’s not just a bit of residue from the surface of a plant that was sprayed with pesticide.  It’s IN it.  You cannot wash it off.   This is occurring with all crops now – wheat, soybeans, canola and more (even though we don’t eat any of those anyway.)

This process has begun to poison our entire food chain.  AND it is putting the small, honest farmers out of business.  (That’s a very long story)  I highly recommend seeing the film “Food Inc.”  It is free for Amazon Prime members and is available on DVD.  Another great film?  King Corn .  These are eye-opening and very concerning exposes’ of the manner in which corporate farming and chemical companies are ruining our food supply and destroying small farmers who have farmed their land for generations.

For now, I will use those with the above Non-GMO Project certification, but it is only a second choice for me.  The only guarantee that you have of safe food is to buy certified organic.   Organic Labeling

 

 

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