Thursday, September 2, 2010

GMO Salmon...What's Next?
Visit HERE or HERE for more information. I wish the world would stop genetically modifying our foods!!! Just let nature be. Ug. It's the never-ending cycle. People want the 'American dream'. They want the cookie cutter house, great ladder-climbing jobs, 2 kids, 2 cars, perfectly manicured lawns and the list goes on. Problem. No one wants to grow their own food anymore. Thus, leaving farmers to constantly grow the same crop over and over and over (and over) again on the same fields using more powerful pesticides as time goes on (since the pests and problems begin to develop immunitites to these pesticides...proven fact). These farmers make next to nothing to grow all of America's food and supply all of America's beef, eggs, poultry, etc.

I have to admit, the more research I do, the more it saddens my heart. AND the more I realize that America is going to be in for it sooner or later. The cycle, at some point, simply won't be able to continue.

God created our world a certain way and we have altered it so drastically that it's irreversable unless 50% of our population begins growing some of their own food themselves. People need to barder their foods..."I'll grow beef and supply milk, while trading you for vegetables and eggs". This doesn't happen anymore. People get in their cars, drive to the nearest grocery market and choose their produce, while complaining that it costs too much (remember, it takes expensive gasoline to get it there). Not to mention the complaints about organics. It takes a lot more work and tender loving care to produce good, organic foods without the use of pesticides/bug sprays. Organic foods are worth every penny. BUT, instead of saying, "Well, I can't afford it", pay $2.00 for a pack of 250 carrots seeds and plant some yourself in your backyard, on your rooftop or front porch. You can do it! ;)

I'll step down from my soap box this morning. Sorry friends. I guess everyone has their passions in life and this is mine. It saddens me that we've corrupted and altered God's creation SO much. He has given us this earth to use, but are we using it to His glory?

Question of the Day:

What are YOU doing to better the God's creation? Do you recycle? Do you look for ways to cut down on paper towels, baby wipes, disposable napkins? Have you tried growing some of your own foods? Start small and grow from there. Do you watch how much water your family is using on a given day? Do you try to purchase locally grown foods from health foods stores or road-side markets or do you say, "Nah, I don't have time for that. I'll head to the grocery store." Do you try and make things from scratch, cutting down on packaging materials? Have you tried cloth-diapering or do you say, "Nah, not for me. Too much work and mess."

Even doing just one or two things CAN and WILL make a difference. Even if you don't think it will make a difference on a large scale, think about what you're doing for the Lord. Do you cloth diaper for God? Maybe it sounds silly, but do you really do it for the Lord, telling Him that you do care about the world He's created and you're going to do start with a few things to better it?

Sigh. Things to ponder on.

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