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GM Grass? …*sighs*…

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Sorry folks but this will be a multi post across the board as this is important.


The Health Ranger over at is calling for a boycott of Scotts lawn products due to their soon to be newest product. What could this product be? GM grass seed… yes, –GRASS SEED- if it was not bad enough to have GMO’s that were food stuffs people are going to be pushed to buy a GM grass seed that is “roundup ready”.


Yippie… so now everyone who wants the “perfect lawn” will be pouring gallons of roundup on their lawns. What will eventually happen to the water tables in these areas? Poison is still poison no matter how you “bottle” it. It will still affect the rest of the environment that you put it in.


How are you going to feel when the lawns at schools are sown with this seed and they start pouring roundup all over the grass that -YOUR- child will be walking/running/playing over?


What happens when it cross pollinates with natural grasses? We’ll have GM grass everywhere eventually. Also remember what I said about corn? Corn is a “grass”, it is a distant cousin to what is on the lawns in the cities. However, anyone who is trying to strengthen a “old” variety of corn with crossing it with the wild ancestor. What will happen to that ancestor plant?


With the idea of this going to happen what I see will be happening is that we will have a “new” urban desert a green one. It will be grass and nothing else, of course you could plant the GM trees so that maybe you’ll have a tree in your yard too. Trees are hurt by round up just as any other plant is.


Home vegetable gardeners and “urban” homesteaders will have major issues when their neighbors grow this grass, due to the spraying of the chemicals on the GM grass. As the spray -WILL- carry over to your yard.


So protect yourself now.. protest THIS ONE if nothing else in the GM area. Check out the Health Ranger’s post on to see how you can voice your opinion on this subject!







Movie Review: “What’s on your Plate?”

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Ok, so today both my blogs will have the same thing as I think this was a wonderful film and everyone should show this to their family!


I watched a really cool and wonderful movie with my kids last night, it was called “What’s on Your Plate?” It is directed my an activist named Catherine Grund and has her daughter Sadie Hope-Grund and her daughters best friend Safiyah Kai Riddle as the hosts/stars of it.




In this movie the girls after experiencing the taste of a “farm fresh” tomato and how different it tasted decided to figure out all they could about where their food comes from. Including the food in their school.




My girls at least were very interested in what was going on in this movie and about how these 2 girls where showing how much the children of NY city had access too. …provided you look for the “good food”.




These girls visited 2 major farms in NY state that had dealings with the NY city school system. One was an apple farm seems it took quite a bit to get NY apples into the NY city school system. The other farm was a carrot farm (I’m sure they had more than carrots), the carrot farm was trying to get their carrots into the school system. By the end of the movie you find out that the carrots did make it into the school system.




They also learned about CSA’s and about families in the city who farm. Also a friend of one of the girls lives in Harlem and drives out of that area to buy good food. Then the girls found for them a farmers market in their area, just down the street from them. It had been there for 12 years and the father of the family didn’t even know it was there.




I think this was truly a wonderful family film that everyone should watch with their kids, especially if their kids “don’t get” what mom and dad are telling them about food and how important it is to eat good foods. I know my kids (the girls anyway) asked quite a few questions during and after the movie about food and where it comes from.




It’s funny, though as we have been telling my kids all about good food verses “bad” food and they didn’t quite listen to it. Well, at least they are paying attention now.




So go check this movie out again it’s called :”What’s on Your Plate?”


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