People often ask how I got started with heirloom seeds and where I find all of the info on GMOs. My answer is simple:
6 years ago I made a decision to live healthier and that meant
learning more about the food I was eating, the chemicals that were used
in conventional farming as well as processed foods. That lead me to
GMOs and their disastrous effects on the human body AND our
environment. My husband and I created Mary's Heirloom Seeds to offer a trusted source for non-GMO, heirloom seeds as well as detailed growing information.
I will no longer refer to GMOs as Genetically "Modified" Organisms.
"Modified" implies that it might be an improvement.
They will now be referred to as GENETICALLY MUTATED ORGANISMS.
What is a GMO?
modified organisms," are plants or animals created through the gene
splicing techniques of biotechnology (also called genetic engineering,
or GE). This experimental technology merges DNA from different species,
creating unstable combinations of plant, animal, bacterial and viral genes that cannot occur in nature or in traditional crossbreeding. -from Non-GMO Project
What are the potential Side Effects of GMOs?
It is important to understand the process of creating a Genetically Mutated Organism. Example:Corn
- There are two main varieties of GE corn. One has a Gene from the soil
bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis inserted to produce the Bt toxin,
which poisons Lepidoteran (moths and butterflies) pests.
There are also several events which are resistant to various herbicide.
Present in high fructose corn syrup and glucose/fructose which is
prevalent in a wide variety of foods in America. source
GMOs are created so that when they are DRENCHED in Poison (pesticides) the crop lives but the bugs and weeds die.
A new study shows that low doses of Bt biopesticide CryA1b as well as the glyphosate herbicide, Roundup, kill human kidney cells. source
are not safe. They have been linked to thousands of toxic and
allergenic reactions, thousands of sick, sterile, and dead livestock,
and damage to virtually every organ and system studied in lab animals. source
We recently started offering Workshops to help people grow their own and avoid harmful chemicals in their garden. The next event is Thursday, November 6th @ 6:30pm
If you're in the area and you'd like to attend another event, we have a workshop scheduled Thursday, November 14th @6:30pm
you don't live in the area...Not to worry! I am working on making
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At Mary's Heirloom Seeds
we include 1 FREE pack of non-GMO, Heirloom Seeds in all orders $10 or
more. We have created all new seed packets to share the news about the
benefits of planting un-treated, non-GMO, heirloom seeds.
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