Thursday, February 19, 2009

Mmmmm Bacon.....Homer, You Better Be Careful What You Wish For!

Well gang, it is happening right before our very eyes - well, actually behind our backs since they won't force labeling of GMO foods. More and more the "know your farmer" philosophy is ringing truer and truer.

The Toronto Star Story; The future face of food? Genetically Engineered Meal Close to Your Table.

Click on the title above and read the story about how they are now mixing genes between pigs and mice - so the pig poop is more environmentally friendly. No, sadly, I'm not kidding.
How'd you like to eat your breakfast sausage or a nice juicy pork chop knowing it was mixed with mouse genes? (Now, a lot of us are not pork consumers anyway, but if they are starting with pork - who knows where they will go next...oh, I'm sure our friendly cow won't be far down the road.) Here is a previous article explaining cloning and how the FDA gave such practice the seal of approval for our food supply.

And what is maybe more scary, is that there are so many other articles on that web site about even more nonsense that is going on with our food and just basic monkeying around with nature. There is going to be a backlash at some point - I just hope it only happens in a lab somewhere and not in our homes, on our organic farms and grocery stores.

Keep telling your loved ones to try hard as they can to eat from local, sustainable and ethical farms. JuHa, where those bonus items came from last week, is one example of a great, local ranch we can feel confident in getting pork that is pure pork.

On another note, the seed potatoes (non GMO and organically grown seed potatoes) should be in this week. Our work share members, volunteers and I will be cutting and dusting taters this weekend and soon will get them planted in the ground. Freeze is predicted for Saturday night - cover any tenderlings. We'll toss a frost cloth over the lettuces just so they stay pretty. Weren't they good last week?! That was a sneak peak of winter. They were just screaming "Pick me! Pick me!" - so we did!

Wendy from Akin farms has green onions, kale and spinach on a "pick your own" basis if you're Jonseing for some farm fresh goodies between seasons. In fact, it is from her newsletter that I first heard of this pig/mouse story.

Ya'll have a great weekend.

Eat Your Food - Naturally!

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