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Glyphosate – Round-up™– Things You Might Want to Consider

Glyphosate is an herbicide that came on the scene in 1964 when it was patented by the Stauffer chemical company. It’s the active ingredient in Round-up™ which has been the flagship product of the company Monsanto for many years.

Round-up™ is promoted as being “a perfect fit with the vision of sustainable agriculture and environmental protection.” (You can read it for yourself on the […]

Growing Onions from Seed

If you’ve been keeping up with things you know that it’s the goal of Monsanto to control all the seed. If they have their way — which they’re good at getting since they have a revolving door with the government — natural seeds will be virtually extinct in time.

If you want to research that — here’s a good starting place:

When I […]

A Reader’s Thoughts and Mine & some facts to consider about Scott’s

A reader of TMG was thoughtful enough to send me a link to  a Washington Post article telling about the donation Scotts/MiracleGro companies made to one of the political canidates.

At the end of his email he said, “This will make me even less likely to buy their products.”

As you probably already know from previous posts, I go on record as never being […]

Seed Companies – Selecting them

Years ago I never gave much thought about where I purchased seed.  But that all changed when I learned more about Monsanto purchasing the big seed company Seminis.

In a previous post I explained in detail why the chemical companies are buying seed companies and why it’s a threat.  I also told more about hybrids and explained why they’re different than heirlooms and open […]

Urgent – Let’s do Something Before it’s Too Late

Our government and the system has gotten so big and out hand that it would be next to impossible for any one individual to keep up with everything that’s going on.

I think what makes it even harder — even for the legislators whose job it is to keep up — is things like bills with benign titles that have riders attached to them […]

Seed Saving – Why you’d want to

In past years I never paid to much attention to saving seed. But the past few years — seeing the handwriting on the wall with Monsanto, Bayer and other chemical companies buying up every seed company that will sell to them —- you can bet I’m trying to save what I can in order to be as self-reliant as possible when it comes to […]

GMO – GE food – GM food – what are they; why they’re dangerous; how you can protect yourself

The horror that is taking place with our food in today’s world reads like science fiction. I guess that’s why many (if not most) people dismiss anything against any new technology as fanaticism.  If however, we want to live our lives to the full and in the best health possible we need to take note of what’s going on and what we can do […]

Monsanto – Goliath challenged by David

The Monsanto ‘story’ pretty much reads like a made-up comic book story.  The comparison that comes to mind is Superman and his arch nemesis, Lex Luthor, the rogue scientific genus.

If someone (unfamiliar with the horror that is taking place in the ‘unnatural’ realm of agriculture) were to come upon the story, they would probably dismiss it as cuckoo.  Surely the writings of some […]

Only a Few Days to Make Your Voice Heard

Next week ( week starting January 24, 2011) the United States Department of Agriculture is expected to approve Genetically Engineered (GE) Alfalfa.

As discussed in my post of last week any GE crop causes widespread GE contamination of organic and other non-GE products. As one person put it – once the genie is out of the bottle you can’t put it back. Why is […]

How to tell if the Origin of Seed is Seminis/Monsanto – Clarification

As you know if you read my last post I gave two links (in Part 1 of the Addendum) to the Seminis site to check whether or not your favorite vegetable was a Seminis product.

Don’t give up on that favorite variety just yet.  Here’s some good news.

Good News

It has been pointed out to me:

There is the possibility that Seminis may […]