Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Back Where I Started??

The whole issue of genetically modified food has me creeped out. I don't know as much about it as I should but the time to learn is now before it's too late. I am worried that at some point GM food will be the only thing available to us in the grocery stores. So shopping at and supporting your local Farmers Markets is important. Or even better, growing as much of our own food as we can.  I used to do that back in "the day" but somehow thru moves and life changes fell away from it except in very small amounts. Oh yes, that was me, canning, milking goats, spinning, making soap, etc. With one big difference.....I was a lot younger!!!

Here is a list of seed companies that offer free catalogs of organic seed. I can't speak for all of these companies some of them are new to me. But even just reading thru their websites you can get a feel for what is going on in the seed  industry today. I am certainly no expert but I am trying to educate myself on this issue. I hope you will as well. If you know of any other organic seed companies that you would like to share please feel free to list them in the comment section.







What are you planting in your garden this year?

EDITED on February 22 to add.......When I was in Fred Meyers yesterday  I noticed that over the Ed Hume seeds there was a sign stating  "no GMO " . So for those that only want a pack of seeds here and there without ordering from catalogs that might be an alternative with the added benefit that they are a local company.


  1. Hey, it's almost time to plant peas so that your Matthew can just go chomp on them straight off the pea vines.

  2. I remember those days!! MMM the strawberries, and peas right out of the garden. And Blueberries the blueberries were scrumptious!!

    You have helped inspire me again... what should I plant this year???

  3. Unfortunately, the USDA is letting Monsanto call the shots for approval of genetically modified food and seeds. The USDA has approved three new genetically engineered crops in the last 3 weeks. Two of them were Monsanto's genetically engineered sugar beets and genetically engineered alfalfa. Most recently the USDA approved one of Syngenta's genetically engineered corn varieties, and genetically engineered salmon is in the pipeline for approval. Imagine genetically modified salmon in the markets and they don't even have to let us know that it is GE modified. The best place to get info about "Frankenfish" and other GE crops is http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org

  4. "Frankenfish".........lovely! Thanks Marilyn for your insite. I wonder how much of this we have already eaten? Everything I can find says that there is no proof it is hazaradous to your health to eat GE food but I question that.