Its about choice…

I do NOT want to impose my ideologies on anyone anymore than I want my choices limited by people with special interests.  However, it needs to be said that people have died all through history by making “organic” choices, but not there has NEVER been a single case of illness attributed to more than a trillion meals including GM foods.  Remember to learn the songs before you jump on a “band wagon”!

ps  every food is GM.  by definition GM means to create a novel new strain by combining two different codes.  Nature has been doing that forever!

Hoppy Easter!!

some tidbits…

Usually the best run for Maple Syrup comes on this weekend.

Scheduled as the first Sunday following the first full moon following the spring equinox, Easter falls between March 22 and April 25th.

Passover or Pesach (Hebrew) is the Jewish festival celebrating the story of Exodus.

Eostre is a Goddess in Germanic Paganism and the namesake of Easter.

A Leading GMO Opponent Changes Heart, Completely!

It is a bit of a long read, but he makes some very powerful statements condemning Organic-style agriculture and, subsequently, promoting current leading-edge agricultural practices.  Please focus on the concluding statements if nothing else.

http://www.marklynas.org/2013/01/lecture-to-oxford-farming-conference-3-january-2013/

In my opinion, we need to focus on “sustainable production” regardless of what production style we choose to support.

Strawberry Recipe

Strawberry, red onion, spinach salad
This is a classic strawberry spinach salad. It is a perfect blend of sweet and sour and savoury. The spinach is one of the richest sources of lutein, which protects your vision. As an antioxidant, lutein protects the macula tissue in your eye by absorbing damaging UV radiation and dissipating it harmlessly. The yellow bell pepper is teeming with vitamin C for immune protection. Together with the strawberries, you get your RDA of vitamin C in just one serving of salad!
Ingredients:

4 cups baby spinach

1 med red onion, finely sliced

1 large yellow pepper, finely sliced

2 cups strawberries, sliced

1/2 cup pine nuts

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

1/2 tsp sea salt

Directions:

1. Layer veggies in a bowl and top with berries and pine nuts.
2. Mix dressing  ingredients in a mason jar and pour over the salad. Makes four salads