The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of GMO’s from a die-hard organic farmer

The following article is by a colleague who, as a decades-experienced organic farmer, has first hand knowledge and understanding of the issues surrounding genetically modified or genetically engineered crops and their impact. Because this topic is so crucial, it’s published here as a three-part short series. Sources are attributed at the end of the series.  You’ll want to be sure to read it all.

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I guess I’m just an old confused farmer, but I’ve been concerned about GMOs and the future for a while . Initially, I was optimistic. However the rapid growth and the way Genetic Modified Organisms (GMO) are being used has me worried. So far, the debate hasn’t provided clear solutions. As a food eater, I want to know all about the food I eat. Therefore, I’ve tried to look at the issues from both sides.

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Oregon’s governor signs ban on GMO canola growth in Willamette Valley

Canola-north-plains OregonGovernor John Kitzhaber (D-OR) signed into law a bill that banned the growth of genetically modified canola (rapeseed) for commercial production on Thursday, August 15th.  The new law prohibits growing the GMO crop within the three million acre Willamette Valley Protected District, one of the world’s pre-eminent vegetable seed producing regions, until 2019.

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Make the holidays scrumptious with Bliss Candy’s toffees

Like all their products, Bliss Candy Company’s Almond Toffee has no preservatives

Things that are “delectable” play a crucial role in creating wonderful holiday memories. And nothing helps do this like the exquisite toffees and confections from Bliss Candy Company.

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Anna-Marie’s Specialities offers lineup of tasty biscotti

If you frequent coffee or tea shops, you’ve likely seen a jar or packages of oblong, dry-looking biscuits on their counter. These are biscotti — twice-baked, dry, crunchy, usually almond-flavored biscuits.

Originally made with only flour, eggs, sugar, pine nuts and almonds, today’s biscotti has expanded to meet the consumer’s growing demand for variety and flavor. A home-based, Texas bakery called Anna-Marie’s Specialties is meeting these flavor demands with an ever-expanding menu of quality delectables.

To learn more about these delicious treats and the wide variety of flavors they come in, check out http://bit.ly/Q1Sspd.