Many preppers are already keenly aware of the dangers of GMO foods. We’ve heard about the benefits of organic farming and gardening. And we see the need to support those who produce locally grown food. These issues come together at the annual conference held by the Missouri Organic Association, February 5-7, 2015, in Springfield, MO.
My guest on DestinySurvival Radio this week is Sue Baird, Executive Director of the Missouri Organic Association. We talk about that conference and other topics. It promises to be of special interest to those who want to grow, and perhaps sell, organic produce and livestock. We also talk about the dangers of GMO foods and the use of glyphosates Continue reading GMO Foods Dangers & Organic Farming Benefits!→
In the words of farmer, and cattlemen!
Host: Nick and Don “We Grow Ours”
On this episode of the We Grow Ours show we’ll discuss the pros and cons of conventional farming with Jerry Klein. We’ll touch on the farmers views about GMOs and new age cattle treatment. We’ll also talk about the need for varmint control… and the good times you can have hunting them!
Seeds and Prepping Plans, two great shows for tonight from our Saturday hosts “The Prepared Canadian” and “The Road Less Traveled”!
Seeds, what’s the difference? Now that the snow is gone, or almost ,our thoughts will be turning outdoors. More specifically to the gardens. There is no shortage of skills to learn or knowledge to be gained when it comes to growing your own food. We have to think about soil and amendments, water and storage for irrigation, mulches, hugel beds, etc. but how about spending some time thinking about your seeds. We have all heard that we need to have heirloom, or open pollinated seeds, but why? What is the difference between hybrid and GMO? Are they both bad for us? Continue reading Seeds and Prepping Plans!→
The Gluten Intolerance – GMO Connection
Host: Noreen “The Homestead Honey Hour”
Did you ever stop to wonder why it seems that so many people are diagnosed with gluten intolerance? I cannot think of a time in recent history when so many people seem to have either been formally diagnosed or self diagnosed as being “Gluten Intolerant”. It may be that we see gluten free products all over the marketplace. It may be that many of the labels you see boast that the contents are “gluten free”. But did you ever wonder why this seems to be so rampant? Continue reading Gluten Intolerance – GMO Connection→
With gardening season right around the corner, many of our thoughts turn to seeds. Within a few short weeks, many of us will be starting our plants indoors and a lot of questions about seed types come to mind. What’s the difference between heirloom and open pollinated? What’s wrong with planting hybrid seeds? Do I really need to worry about GMO seeds when shopping for my garden supplies?
On this episode of The Prepared Canadian we’ll take a look at these and other questions pertaining to seed banks, seed harvesting and saving, as well as general talk about starting your seeds indoors. Planning to start your own tomatoes this year? Do you worry about temperature and light issues? What containers should you use?
Have we been unknowing guinea pigs for the past 18 or so years while our Government touts GMO’s as the answer? Are we in fact feeding ourselves Franken food? Despite promises of increased yields, drought resistance, cheaper food and enhanced nutrition none have yet to be met by the current glut of GMO products to date. Evidence compounds daily connecting GMO’s with health problems, environmental damage and farmers and consumer rights. Yet our Dept of Ag continues to promote and approve this Franken food assault to health. Is there a way to be as the fabled Phoenix and rise out of the ashes of the GMO debacle, a way to claim back and insure a safe and nutritional food source? Join Lynna on The Other Side…A Preppers Path and her special guest biologist, science writer and speaker Geri Guidetti as they share info on how to take flight and insure and protect yourself, family, friends and more with non-hybrid and non-GMO seeds. Geri is the founder of The Ark Institute and has devoted the past 15+ years to growing and preserving endangered food seeds and developing The Ark Institute as a resource for these disappearing varieties.
During my last show “Preparing to Provide“, where I was discussing seed types, I ran out of time and was unable to cover GM or Genetically Modified seeds. The topic of GMO (genetically modified organism) is one that most people have a very strong opinion about. With the failure of California to pass Prop 37, a bill that would have required specific labeling of food to note whether it contained any GMO products, those opinions are stronger than ever. However, not everything that you hear about the GM story is accurate, especially as it relates to the seeds that you put in your garden. Should you be worried about GM seeds? Which ones are on the market right now? Can you buy them? What can we do to slow the spread of GM seeds? What can we do about the store bought foods that likely are GMO derived? What can you do to make a difference? These are a few of the questions that I plan to answer during this discussion. And, unlike my first show, I will hold off on the phone calls until I have fully presented my case. At that time, I will open the phone lines and address any further concerns and questions. When all is said and done, I hope to have offered up a solution that anyone could be a part of. Time will tell.
You want to grow your own vegetables, but you’re unsure of what seeds to buy. With so many seed catalogs and online options to choose from, it’s not always easy to make the right choices. Open pollinated, heirloom, hybrid… and even GMO. What are the differences? What type should you buy if you want to save seed? Which ones can help you deal with potential disease problems? Who should you buy from? How can you be sure that the seeds you purchase are not GMO seeds? Join Bobby on “Preparing to Provide” as he offers a thorough explanation of vegetable seeds and provides answers to these questions and many more. After this discussion, you will be able to open any seed catalog and know exactly what seeds you should purchase to meet your needs.
Listen to Bobby in this very informative show in player below.