10 recommendations to support natural food (as opposed to GMO)

17 Jul

This is from Dr. Mercola.  I thought it was so good – I had to pass it along:

“I do not recommend consuming seafood of any kind unless you know it is from pure waters, not contaminated with chemicals, and harvested by a sustainable fishery. Keep in mind that virtually all fish served in restaurants is from factory farms. On a larger scale, you can boycott not only farmed fish but also GM soy by following the tips below. It is time to shift our food paradigm toward one that is more focused on natural, organic and independent community farms, and this is true both on land and at sea.

  1. Buy local products whenever possible. Otherwise, buy organic and fair-trade products.
  2. Shop at your local farmers market, join a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), or buy from local grocers and co-ops committed to selling local foods.
  3. Support restaurants and food vendors that buy locally produced food.
  4. Avoid genetically engineered (GM) foods. Buying certified organic ensures your food is non-GM.
  5. Cook, can, ferment, dry and freeze. Return to the basics of cooking, and pass these skills on to your children.
  6. Drink plenty of water, but avoid bottled water whenever possible, and do invest in a high-quality water filter to filter the water from your tap.
  7. Grow your own garden, or volunteer at a community garden. Teach your children how to garden and where their food comes from.
  8. Volunteer and/or financially support an organization committed to promoting a sustainable food system.
  9. Get involved in your community. Influence what your child eats by engaging the school board. Effect city policies by learning about zoning and attending city council meetings. Learn about the federal policies that affect your food choice, and let your congressperson know what you think.
  10. Spread the word! Share this article with your friends, family, and everyone else you know.”

3 Responses to “10 recommendations to support natural food (as opposed to GMO)”

  1. cmberb July 27, 2012 at 7:44 am #

    Awesome, totally going to grow a garden next summer. I am going to also purchase some worms for my winter composting. Where did you buy yours?

  2. cmberb July 31, 2012 at 8:28 am #

    Sweet! That was the site I was looking at. Just wanted to see where you got yours.

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