“This is one to watch…” says Slow Food Los Angeles
“Today in the United States, by the simple act of feeding ourselves, we unwittingly participate in the largest experiment ever conducted on human beings. Massive agro-chemical companies like Monsanto (Agent Orange) and Dow (Napalm) are feeding us genetically-modified food, GMOs, that have never been fully tested and aren’t labeled. This small handful of corporations is tightening their grip on the world’s food supply—buying, modifying, and patenting seeds to ensure total control over everything we eat. We still have time to heal the planet, feed the world, and live sustainably. But we have to start now! “
- Hungarians plough under GMO Corn (themomu.wordpress.com)
- Do You Believe in the Whole Foods Fairy? (ediblearia.com)
- Wait, Did the USDA Just Deregulate All New GMO Crops? (motherjones.com)
- A Mobilization for GMO Labeling (www.right2knowmarch.org)
- Monstrous Monsanto (misbehavedwoman.wordpress.com)
While most of us are enjoying the holiday season, many of our hungry neighbors are going without. Growing numbers of the working poor in central Texas simply cannot provide for themselves and their families, even if they work two jobs.
For many of our neighbors, there will be no decorations, no wrapped packages, and no holiday meal shared with family and friends.
In fact, there may be no meal at all unless..
Your gift goes a long way. For every $25 contributed, $125 worth of nourishing food is provided to our hungry central Texas neighbors. Please help if you can!
Capitol Area Food of Texas
8201 S Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78745-7305
Tip of the hat to Kristen @ Food Renegade for suggesting this story
“For several years, Holly Hirshberg’s family had grown fruit and vegetables in a home garden during the summer months. She had enjoyed fresh tomato sandwiches, vine ripened cucumbers, red and yellow bell peppers, fresh herbs, like basil, thyme, and rosemary, potatoes, and watermelon. The fresh produce was a nice summer treat each year. Then in 2008, in the midst of a crumbling economy, the idea struck her that she could easily expand her garden to grow more produce, which she could donate to the food bank. That idea quickly grew into a plan where families and communities could weather the tough times and reduce or eliminate their reliance on food banks by growing produce themselves. Much like the Victory Gardens of the First and Second World Wars, these gardens would allow people to stretch their food budgets and enhance their nutritional intake. Individuals and families could have greater food security and take a direct part in that effort…”
This post is part of the Real Food Wednesdays Blog Carnival