Gardening To Eat Healthier

By now, you’ve probably got some plants in your garden. Tomatoes, summer squash, basil, peppers, onions, cucumbers, winter squash, salad greens (tend to bolt in the heat), beets, etc. This is going to provide some very tasty and nutritious meals this summer, and if you have an abundance, you can even preserve some for the winter. We’ll talk more about that in another post. You’re off to a great start if you have anything planted! If you don’t, go ahead and plant something….you’ll be really glad you did. There is now some concern for the types of foods that are being grown and put out in the store. Where the problem lies  is in the use of GMO (genetically modified organism) seeds which have roundup (glyphosate) already in them. These seeds are being planted and used for food to feed people. The environmental health news says studies show that roundup kills human cells, especially embryonic, placental, and umbilical cord cells. The purpose of these GMO seeds is to kill insects when they bite into the plant, and also for farmers to be able to spray their whole crop with roundup, with out the roundup killing the food plant itself. The mystery of the disappearing bees which pollinate crops could be linked to this very thing. The seeds actually have Bt (bacterial thurengensis) which farmers use on their plants to kill bugs, inserted into the DNA of the seed, which makes it a thousand times stronger than when the farmer sprinkles it on his plant. Also it can’t be washed off when it rains or when watered. The food products that are GMO are as much as 85% of U.S. corn, 91% of soybeans and 88% of cotton (cottonseed oil is used in processed foods) The FDA does not require foods to be labeled as gmo or having gmo in them. Other genetically modified foods include soy, canola, corn, cottonseed oil, Hawaiian papaya, sugar beets, alfalfa, zucchini, and yellow squash. We just need to be vigilant about our health and our family’s health and just say no to gmo….Grow your own food if you can, and buy heirloom seed because heirloom seed is the only seed now which is natural and normal the way God made it, and can actually reproduce itself from the seeds. Hybrid seeds and now “terminator” seeds cannot reproduce and it forces you to keep buying the seed every year, and who knows whats in them anymore? What everyone wants is good health, and now, to have that, you have to stay on top of what is going on in the world and not take things for granted. If you haven’t planted your garden, or if you don’t have a yard, don’t despair because you can grow your garden in wide pots or you can put some 12″ wide untreated lumber together into little squares and fill it with soil. Use some of the moisture retaining soil if you grow in pots, because they tend to dry out faster in the summertime. You’ll be glad you did this. Here is a helpful link to help you find heirloom seeds—> Just go to the picture to the right that says “Survive The Coming Food Shortage” and click on it, and it will take you there, or click on this link—>