Wow, talk about a change in weather! We got down to just above freezing for the past two nights. It looks like some of the squash took a bit of a hit. It's not too bad and I'm hoping it will bounce back. The weather is supposed to get warm again after tonight. I guess it will give me a little time to drag out the winter garb. I sure could have used my flannel pj's last night!
I had to go into Little Big Town to do some grocery shopping and hit the Feed Store for chicken feed. The feed cost has gone up almost a dollar a bag again this month. The grocery shopping was just as depressing. Prices are rising rapidly and I just don't know what folks are going to do in the coming months. I'm trying to do all I can to stock up now but I'm feeling more and more like it just isn't enough. I guess we are all going to just have to ride this one out to the end. I sure wouldn't mind being able to do a big bill of groceries though. I'd like to think that I'm pretty good at planning out my shopping trips. I know what I'm going to get before hand. I usually know (within a few dollars) how much I'll spend. Prices have already risen enough that I had to "trim" my frugal list. All I keep thinking is that this is just the beginning....
There was a study put out a few days ago concerning GMO corn that I found horrifying. Have you seen this?
(NaturalNews) Eating genetically modified corn (GM corn) and consuming
trace levels of Monsanto's Roundup chemical fertilizer caused rats to
develop horrifying tumors, widespread organ damage, and premature death.
That's the conclusion of a shocking new study that looked at the long-term effects of consuming Monsanto's genetically modified corn.
study has been deemed "the most thorough research ever published into
the health effects of GM food crops and the herbicide Roundup on rats."
"Scientists found that rats exposed to even the smallest amounts, developed mammary tumors and severe liver and kidney damage as early as four months in males, and seven months for females."
It goes on to say: "The animals on the GM diet suffered mammary tumors,
as well as severe liver and kidney damage. The researchers said 50
percent of males and 70 percent of females died prematurely, compared with only 30 percent and 20 percent in the control group."
Nice huh? Did you know that over 80% of all corn in the US is genetically modified? Some say that the percentage is even higher. This stuff is already in our food chain. It is in widespread use all across the country. The FDA doesn't even require that it be labeled. Russia has stepped up and recently said they will no longer buy GMO corn from the US.
California is trying to get legislation passed to require that all foods containing gmo's be labeled. For once I think we might just follow their lead.
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