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Movie Monday: Global precedent for GMO contamination?

Today I realized that there is yet another avenue of hope with regards to GMO contamination (as I write that, it hits me, the absurdity that one would need to have hope given the lack of knowledge we have about future fallout…) And that is legislation. The video today is a story along similar lines…
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February 22, 2011 0

Tchau Marius, we’ll miss you!

This weekend we said goodbye to an amazing friend. Marius emailed us in the dead of winter requesting to come and volunteer on site. I say ‘dead of winter’ because he was willing to stay in a TENT in the WINTER and VOLUNTEER on site. As I’m sure you know, housing is rather tight on…
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February 22, 2011 0

GMO free Cowichan Valley?

The past couple have days I have felt a heaviness in my heart that I’m not used to. Realizing the fact that it isn’t entirely possible to avoid GMOs in my diet because of pollen drifting and non-organic inputs like manures from GMO fed livestock, left me … well lets just say I haven’t been…
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February 18, 2011 0

Community Commitment

Today at O.U.R. Community meeting many a topic was discussed… GMOs, zero-waste policies and of course, Goethe. Waith a minute, why was Goethe discussed? Under the pressure that the coming transition brings for us, there has been a real exploration of our needs and desires to commit to the Ecovillage – hence the heavy topics.…
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February 16, 2011 0

Community Commitment

Today at O.U.R. Community meeting many a topic was discussed… GMOs, zero-waste policies and of course, Goethe. Waith a minute, why was Goethe discussed? Under the pressure that the coming transition brings for us, there has been a real exploration of our needs and desires to commit to the Ecovillage – hence the heavy topics.…
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February 16, 2011 0

Does organic mean non-gmo?

Holy, what a day! So, my obsession with GMOs has started me talking to others on-site about their gmo questions, which led me to Trent who asked if Organic actually means non-gmo. Admittedly, I have been hiding from this one. The thought that there is no way to escape eating something I know very little…
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February 15, 2011 0

Movie Monday: And we’re back…

Well, here I am a whole Monday later, back from my body imposed break. Last Monday after feverishly posting the Dr. Oz vids then slumping back in my seat, I quickly found myself on the couch in the kitchen with kidney pain that wouldn’t quit. And, Great Mother, if it didn’t last 5 days! 5…
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February 14, 2011 0

Movie Monday: Dr. Oz on GMOs

In my search to find a fairly basic overview of GMOs I have come to the conclusion that there is no unbiased information about GMO safety. I came to this conclusion in two basic ways: one, resources either focus on for or against GMOs, there is no governing body that is in between; and two,…
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February 7, 2011 0

Always more to the story: GMO Alfalfa

A couple of days ago I posted this article from the Organic Consumers Association, and last night a colleague of mind sent me this Huffington Post article by Gary Hirshberg – Chairman, President and CE-Yo, Stonyfield Farm. Reading the two articles clarified just how there really are two or more sides to the same story.…
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February 4, 2011 0

Welcome Back Elke!

Hi everyone! Coming from a three month stint in Africa back to the wintery home at the Ecovillage, it’s a bit hard to believe that the building and teaching season is just around the corner! However, February is here and there are a few buildings in the planning stage at this time and others waiting…
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February 2, 2011 0