If you had a coupon for 50% off your first taste of genetically modified salmon, would you try it?

If you had a coupon for 50% off your first taste of genetically modified salmon, would you try it?
What if you knew that the FDA had studies - from AquaBounty, the company that wants to commercialize GMO salmon - that showed that GMO salmon is:
  • MORE ALLERGENIC: GMO salmon have mean allergenic potencies that are 20% and 52% higher than normal salmon.
  • MORE CARCINOGENIC: GMO salmon has 40% more IGF1, a hormone linked to prostate, breast and colon cancers in humans.
  • LESS NUTRITIOUS: GMO salmon has the lowest omega-3 to omega-6 ratio of any salmon.
  • LIKELY TO CHANGE THE BACTERIA IN YOUR INTESTINES: Horizontal gene transfer, where the bacteria of the human gut takes up modified DNA from GMO foods during digestion, has been shown occur with soy and is likely to happen with GMO salmon, too.
  • ALL MESSED UP: GMO salmon has increased frequency of skeletal malformations like "humpback" spinal compression, increased prevalence of jaw erosions or "screamer disease," and multisystemic, focal inflammation in its tissues.
  • NOT GOING TO SAVE WILD SALMON: The main justification for GMO salmon is that it would supposedly reduce the pressure on wild fish stocks, but consumption isn't the primary pressure on wild Alaskan salmon, destruction of their habitat is.
Please download the "50% Off" flyer. Pass it out to your friends, at the fish market, the grocery store or a seafood restaurant.
Catch people's reactions when they learn that genetically engineered animals could soon be approved by the FDA and encourage them to learn more and take action.
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From the OCA Newsletter

Prince William County Water

When I moved back in here I noticed the overpowering smell of chlorine coming out of the water faucets.  After being gone for two years and I had gotten used to the well water at Kenny and Cyndi’s house.  Luckily I figured this was going to happen so I  invested in a Travel Berkey from Berkey Filters months ago.  It takes quite a while for the water to get filtered through the four filters, but it’s worth the wait.  The taste of the water is terrific and I used to refuse to drink plain water.  Tea and coffee made with it is awesome.  I know that I am still getting chlorine, fluoride and what ever else in in the water by taking showers and washing with it, but at least I’m not drinking the shit.  According to 2010 tests on our county water it contains  Chloroform, Bromodichloromethan, Chlorodibromomethan, Bromoform, Bromate, Barium, Mercury, Fluoride (discharge from fertilizer and aluminum factories), Nitrate, Bitrite, Beta/photon emitters, Chlorine, Lead, Coliform Bacteria, Copper, Trihalomethanes, Haloacetic Acids.  Yummy….NOT!  ….but there is good news!  No human or animal fecal wastes where detected.
I keep my tea and coffee gadgets and supplies on this shelf unit in my room.
Notice the discoloring on the second shelf…
This is what happened when I washed dishes in the county water, didn’t dry them off, and put them on this shelf.

Thank you, Juli :)

When I got home a little while ago, I had a package from Juli at Ozark Gypsy Art sitting on my chair.  Many herbal teas, hand made soaps, candles, toys for Silly, cream, soap powder, and a piece of jewelry called a Dragonfly Dance.   I think that Silly had just as much fun unwrapping everything as I did.
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Oh the smells…they are just hypnotizing.
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Looks like I’ll have to keep that box/cat bed around a while. :)
Silly, playing with her new toy.
I can’t wait to try out one of the teas tomorrow.  Thanks again, Juli :)

Life unraveling? Not really!


….but my curtains are.  I was waiting for the end of summer and the beginning of colder weather to put the finishing touches on my curtains for the trailer.  Things changed and I moved, so now it’s time to unravel the curtains and start a new project. :)

I had a run in with two guys driving door to door with their Capital Meat truck the other day.  One of them came knocking on our door and sell their cut rate meat.  The first thing I asked him was:  “Where did this meat come from?”  He answered: “From our warehouse.”  LOL  Before I could stop him, he ran back to the truck and was about to carry three huge boxes of meat to our door.  I caught up with him and asked him if the meat was organic.  He told me: “It’s better than organic.  It’s all natural.  Best of all, it’s endorsed by the Washington Redskins.”   He had me laughing so hard I thought I was going to pee my pants.


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