Sunday, December 23, 2012

Doing Some Last Minute Christmas Shopping?

Shop Local. Eat Local. Spend Local. Enjoy Local.
It takes YOU to start the trend.
Support the local business who support the area where you live, work and play.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Making Cookies?

Did you know that you have the power to vote with each and every purchase you make? Even with something as simple as making Christmas cookies, you have the power to choose to support companies who are against the use of Genetically Modified Foods (GMOs) or to give your money to companies who actively seek to keep you in the dark about whether your food is natural or genetically engineered and modified.
Buy Organic and GMO-Free -- Your dollars cast a vote with every choice you make.
If you are against GMO foods and/or believe you have the right to know whether your food has been genetically modified, here's how to use your spending power to cast your vote:

  • Gold Medal Flour made by General Mills who spent $1,135,300 to stop GMO labeling.
  • NestlĂ© Toll House or Carnation products made by NestlĂ© who spent $1,315,600 to stop GMO labeling.
  • Borden Eagle Sweetened Condensed Milk (not pictured) owned by Smucker's who spent $388,000 to stop GMO labeling.
  • Horizon Butter or Dairy products owned by Dean Foods who spent $253,950 to stop GMO labeling. 
These companies will take your money and use it against you to keep you from knowing what's in your food. They are willing to spend so much, because they know genetically modified foods allow them to keep their production costs low while continuing to raise their retail prices.  By not labeling these foods as what they are, these companies are passing off unnatural and inferior products to unsuspecting consumers at a huge profit.  These companies are fighting to avoid required labeling, because they know most Americans would not choose GMOs if they were given the choice.

These foods may cost slightly more, but it's because they are produced and grown naturally the way food should be by farmers and workers who make a living wage. These companies invest your money spent on their products back into producing more organic, non-gmo foods for you and your family in an environmentally and ethically responsible manner. Eating natural, organic, non-gmo foods nourishes your body and keeps you healthy, saving you money and time spent fighting illness and disease that GMO and non-organic, pesticide and herbicide riddled foods will cause.

*California Farms was pictured in the photo above which was created by GMO Awareness -- I am familiar with and regularly purchase from all of the other companies listed in the DO BUY category, but am unfamiliar with California Farms.  I have emailed the company for more information on their stance on GMOs and GMO labeling.