Real Food Challenge: Fighting Against GMO’s

Week Two, Day Nine Challenge
Fighting Against GMO’s

Here’s one of those tough challenges that can truly only be effective if you’re vigilant.
Avoid genetically modified foods.
Far easier said, than done.

For the last few years, our family has tried to avoid GMO products as much as possible in our diet,
mostly by buying only organic foods.

Then, we added chickens to our little farm.
And goats.
… and then tried to find a non-GMO product to feed them.
Ha.

If anyone needs a reminder of “What Not to Buy”,
just shop at your local Tractor Supply.
You can also read this post by Jenny, from Nourished Kitchen about the possible de-regulation of GMO alfalfa,
yet another scary thing to add to the world.
(and makes me very grateful for the farmer we purchase our hay from… not organic, but not GMO, either)

You can also download the Non-GMO shopping guide and USE it!
🙂

Week Two of the Real Food Challenge…
nine days down, nineteen more to go!

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3 thoughts on “Real Food Challenge: Fighting Against GMO’s

  1. The deregulation of GE alfalfa scares me – really scares me. So many of our grass-based farmers rely on alfalfa in the winter months. It’s hard enough to find exclusively grass-fed beef, and now to find that it might well be contaminated by genetic engineering too worries me. There’s little farmers can do. Last summer we had a hard time finding eggs from hens that weren’t supplemented with GM feed simply because non-GM feed was no longer available. So even the pasture-based farmers struggled.

    • Exactly. That’s the same problem we ran into with our animal feed. My father actually grew up with the farmer who grows our alfalfa, and he’s already feeling the pressure to change over to a GM crop within the next few years. As he put it, “What the point of holding out if I’m going to end up with that @#$% in my field from pollination anyway?”

      Sad.

      We try to find the best we can, and I think that’s the only thing we CAN do, in the end.

  2. Pingback: Real Food Challenge: Week Two Recap « Cracking an Egg with One Hand

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