GMO Myths and Truths, a tip from Frances Moore-Lappé
What’s summer mean for you? For us, it means family vacations, juicy peaches, overflowing farmers markets, and–with record-high temperatures–worries about the climate crisis, too. In this issue we touch on it all. You’ll find our new organic ag factsheet (the first in our new series), an excellent new report on GMOs, the best article we’ve read on climate change yet, and some inspiring stories to boot.
Frankie & Anna
Fact-packed & RefrigeratorReady
Picture this: Something red and juicy catches your eye. Strawberries, your favorite! You head on over, centering yourself between two nearly identical displays and are now faced with a choice: organic or not? Whether you’ve been eating organically for years or still need a little convincing, our new one-pager on organic agriculture is for you!
Boston Organics is distributing this fact sheet to customers in our neck of the woods. Would you like to, too? Contact us!
How do ya like them (genetically modified) apples?
Ever feel tongue tied when trying to explain why GMOs are a big problem? No more. Now, finally, we have Earth Open Source’s GMO Myths and Truths by scientists citing hundreds of peer-reviewed journals. And, it’s all clearly laid out for non scientists. The authors—including a molecular geneticist and biochemist—shoot down every argument you’ve ever heard from the pro-GMO interests. Read more here.
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EcoMind Inspired Students Hit the Road
For Dana Rubin and Hannah Blackmer, reading Frances’EcoMind in a class their senior year at Mt. Holyoke College was more than just completing required reading. Inspired by Frances, the duo have undertaken a project they call “A Search for Convenient Resilience” taking them across the country to document stories of environmentally sustainable small-scale, practical projects. To follow their journey, click here.
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