Vote with your dollars


Vian

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This article was posted on my facebook feed about how Monsanto uses 4-H to brainwash kids. It included this image that I found startling. Several brands that I've believed were wholesome and natural are listed on the left, such as Larabar, Naked, Burts Bees, Simply Orange, and Odwalla. I know I won't be buying Larabars anymore.

 

http://www.cornucopia.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/I-522.poster.1023.jpg

 

And the article it came from:

 

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/12/31/monsanto-4-h-programs.aspx

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The graphic is confusing. Under Larabar it says "general mills." So is it General Mills that contributed, or it is Larabar?

 

What a disappointment. I love and trust those brands! :( I wonder if that indicates they use GMOs in their products? 

 

Thanks for sharing...

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Many small companies are owned by large corporations but still maintain their original standards.  I cannot speak to those specifically.  I think to eat  completely gmo free is going to be extremely difficult, as more and more of the seeds and products get crossed over and contaminated.  I say let's all continue to do the best we can, without becoming discouraged.  Sometimes I need to ignore those articles, as I find that it becomes overwhelming.

 

I'm happy to say that I have a great source of local grass fed beef, most local vegis - at least in the summer - and great local pastured eggs.  Having difficulty finding chickens that are affordable.  I won't mail order my food.  I'm thinking of giving up entirely on pork, as there's no local clean source for me.  Have friends providing wonderful venison.  

 

I try to remember that we don't need a huge variety, we need a variety of ways to cook and prepare.

 

So, yes, let's continue to talk with our money.  Maybe the tide will turn.  We're definitely swimming against it.

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Keep in mind, sometimes organisations will purchase a competitor who is strong in an area they are weak, so if it becomes a big "thing", they're ready.

 

If you boycott one producer, spend those lost dollars with another producer, so there's a clear commercial demand for clean food :)

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I found an article at my chiropractors about the products you want to avoid buying because they either use GMO ingredients or support GMOs. One of them is larabars. Others that I can remember are Naked Juice, Odwalla juice, Morningstar farms. I'll try and find the paper and post the rest of the products.

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Thanks for this!!! I am always tempted to toss Larabars in my cart because they are easy and I love them. I usually resist because they  are SO over priced and I have been making my own for awhile.  Also, it's too easy to over eat a batch when they don't need to be unwrapped!

 

Now I won't even feel the temptation to put them in the cart.  If you have a food processor they are simple to make. Googling turns up 100s of receipe and they are easy to experiment with, too. 

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