Merry Meet All,
I am pleased to announce that I have started a tomato plant from seed. I stored the seeds that I saved from a tomato and planted the seed, then forgot about it. The seed germinated. I never imagined that I could grow tomatoes from seed.
I am scared to buy food. I won’t buy seed from here anymore. Monsanto has gained control of 40% of the U.S vegetables and bought up the smaller seed companies and now own the names of many types of seeds. This is a huge cause for concern. I will never allow this poison near my garden. Everything would die. I worked hard to fashion life in my garden and it is for the most part organic. Monsanto sells poison!! If I had those seeds, the bees would die. The bees are dying because those chemicals kill what was good in the plants, passing it on to the bees.
Here is a list of companies that are affiliated with Monsanto: http://www.seminis.com/global/us/products/Pages/Home-Garden.aspx. .
It is safe to buy from the companies Monsanto has not bought and are not affiliated to do business with Seminis: http://www.occupymonsanto360.org/2012/03/26/monsanto-free-seed-companies/
Avoid buying certain heirloom varieties because Monsanto owns the names. You will have to do research to find out what is safe and what is not. Here is the list of companies: http://occupymonsanto360.org/2012/03/17/monsanto-owned-seednames/
Research and ask seed companies if they have taken the Safe Seed Pledge. The following companies in this link have done so. Here is the link: http://www.councilforresponsiblegenetics.org/ViewPage.aspx?pageid=261
I hope you can now see why I am scared to buy food. We were never meant to toy with genetics in such a way. Thinking that we are above Nature, leads to the biggest hardest fall and unfortunately for us-the consumers, we are dragged down. But if we continue to support and purchase organic and refuse to buy GMO food, then we help the earth. And that is what being a Witch is all about.
I realize that organic food is more expensive. Do not let that daunt you. I admit I even do not eat 100% organic food but my diet is mostly comprised of organic food. There was a time when I would scream if I heard the word ‘organic’ one more time from my Mother who was a professor and knows all about the truth of our current food supply. She has offered to help if I want organic food, since I live on a low income. I bake my own food and I have a garden. I will not let the evil Monsanto filth get into my garden with their slimy paws. No way. I understand the importance of choosing and supporting organic food now. I hope this post encourages you to understand the significance of choosing organic now.
I am reading the book ‘Grow Organic: A simple guide to Nova Scotia vegetable gardening’ by Elizabeth Pierce. This book shows you how to grow food, save seed, prepare your soil, where to buy seeds, and how to prepare your harvest. The book is written in an accessible, friendly manner. There are probably lots of other books out there about growing organic food. With all this information, you are well prepared to grow organic food this year!
Lady Spiderwitch )O(