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VincentVincent Spiaggia, a dear friend of mine, sent me this interview that I’ve attached below.

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I felt I needed to share this with you. After listening to this interview with Jane Goodall and Vandana Shiva, I wanted to suggest that in this New Year we personally take an active role in what we can do to help these causes.  One way to do this is by suggesting to our youth that they seek careers that will support the changes we need to make, in a way that this interview is pointing out.

I believe the quickest way to stop human destruction, on the issues discussed in this interview, is educating our youth not to be a part of the corporate world when it goes astray in these matters.  I see this problem for the monster that it is and I feel it is important to show our youth how they personally can help create a better world.

If the corporate world can make these rules of “seed control”, then we as individuals will no longer have any form of freedom or rights in these matters and we will loose the ability to have any kind of democracy. Can you imagine, if in the near future, that growing our own food at home could be considered illegal?

What’s up with that? and What can we do about it?

I would like some ideas from my readers of the things that you are doing to help slow down the self-serving corporate machine. I for one am going to grow a garden and look for seeds that are not engineered.

Moving on with this subject, this is another YouTube that I believe is of value to share with you.  It points out an individual that is making a difference and it might give you some ideas. If nothing else it will grow your empathy and hopefully inspire you at the same time.

Have a great weekend!  Be on the lookout for new horse and human sighting and may the horse be with you.

Warmly, Carolyn

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13 Responses to “What’s Up with That? – Engineered Farming”

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    Dear Carolyn,

    Very interesting post. The wonderful aspect of America is that people do take things into their own hands to bring about change, doing so individually or by organizing. In addition to some of the things already mentioned, schools are using locally grown food for their lunch programs. There is a renewed interest in canning and preserving, and classes are offered in my community. My supermarket offers locally grown produce, and we have a farmer’s market that sells heirloom vegetables. The residents in one town in Vermont decided to grow their own food. There is a book about it: The Town That Food Saved.

    The website http://www.organicconsumers.org is a good place to find out about what Monsanto, the big GMO seed company, is doing and how they are affecting small farmers.

    I’ve done cooking classes for kids so they learn about real food and how to prepare it. My co-worker, an agricultural agent for Extension Service, goes to schools to teach children about how food is grown and to help set up school gardens. Many kids have no idea where their food comes from. I try to avoid wheat products. Although technically wheat is not a GMO, it has been altered through another process and no longer is what wheat used to be. An interesting book about today’s wheat is entitled Wheat Belly.

    PS. I haven’t sent you a recipe in a very long time. I still am hoping that one day I can visit your ranch again.

    Karin

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    Thanks for this blog

    I met Jane Goddall at a conference in the Netherlands, she is more than great for me ♥
    http://www.janegoodall.nl/

    And fur shure i love Temple Grandin to, seen her movie and read some of her books :-))

    http://templegrandin.com/templehome.html

    Lots of love Monique

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    Anna-Karin Hägglund , Ameri Kahn, Sweden, EC 2010, 2011,2013, BTWHR dec 2012 says:

    Thank you for another great and interesting blog!

    Anna-Karin

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    Stina says:

    Dear Carolyn,

    Thank you for this blog.

    I think its very good and important to touch on theses subjects so we get more awareness and get involved in protecting our nature.

    Vandana Shiva and Jane Goddall are great women of action, working to make our world a better place for humans, animals and all life surrounding us.

    We can all do our active part in protecting planet Earth – The only home we know.

    Much love and sunshine

    Stina

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    Ulrike Kraft says:

    Dear Carolyn,

    I’m trying to grow most of our food myself. We’re vegetarian, almost vegan, anyway. The less we rely on buying things the better. This way I can also avoid plastic packaging.
    My friends and I always save seeds for the next season and share them around. If ever I find a way of making ‘pulling the plow’ a fun game, I will grow acres of quinoa as a rice substitute (the better choice anyway, i.m.o.). Misty and Sirocco would make great teamsters because they are very close to each other.
    I would also like to be able to grow lucerne and hay.
    We have our own free ranging chickens who all have names and are free to hatch their eggs, if they wish (and they often do). If they don’t want their eggs they lay them in places to “give” them away. Like if they lay an egg in the dog kennel I know they don’t want it. Same if they lay one in my washing basket or in the hay feeder. They know those places are no good for sitting on eggs for 21 days. I never kill any roosters and they all live in one big flock with lots of small bands. Sometimes they are all together and other times they split up. But they all sleep in the same snake and fox proof pen at night and I just have to lock the door after they’ve gone to sleep and come back to let them out at dawn. I have witnessed older roosters teach the young ones how to be polite to the hens many times. They show them how to mainly concentrate on feeding them and protecting them and if one of the young ones chases after a hen, the old roosters put and end to it. It also teaches the hens to stay close to their rooster and pay attention, rather than wondering off in all directions which would make the rooster’s job very hard.

    Thank you for your blog and the links,

    Ulrike

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    Dear Carolyn–thanks for this important blog and the links. I’m sharing this!

    We always have a small garden here at the house, and compost our vegetable scraps and horse manure. And I’ve noticed that the very best tomatoes are the ones grown from seed we’ve saved.

    The other thing that I’ve done–for 20+ years–is to landscape my yard primarily with native plants that require as little water as possible. While I was on the board of directors for a local United Way agency, I landscaped the grounds for their new building using low-water, low-maintenance native grasses and other perennials from comparable regions worldwide (Russian Sage, for example).

    If each of us just does what we can, together we can make a difference. Thanks to you for inspiring us!

    Hugs!

    — Kay

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    Sally Leong says:

    Carolyn

    I have been involved in the sustainable farming movement for 25 years. I have attended many conferences and workshops locally and nationally on this topic and can recommend the EcoFarm Conference in Monterey this coming January. http://www.eco-farm.org/programs/efc/

    I spent 5 years doing community organizing back in 1992-1996 helping to found and run the Foodshed Working Group of Wisconsin. We can think of food pathways to the consumer much like a watershed. The food we consume travels about 1500 miles on average. The local food movement was founded to create more connections with producer and consumer and to lower the environmental impact.

    I have watch Democracy Now regularly and saw the video you posted. It was inspiring in this time of so many problems with the environment like fracking and the takeover of our food system by corporations. We have frac sand mining here in Wisconsin to produce the sand needed to crack the earth for natural gas and it is destroying our environment and creating particulates in our atmosphere that will cause silicosis. I am a life member of several seed saving organizations like Abundant Life and Seed Savers Exchange. You can buy heirloom seeds from their websites. Rare Seeds has many exciting and unusual seeds too!

    I am composting my horse manure to use in growing food.

    This year I am planning to try something new with my piles, Hugelkultur, which is a permaculture raised bed system. You can google this and see pictures. I think with the big piles of composted manure and brush this will be a good way to go instead of tilling the ground. You could try this too and recycle your manure on site.

    I have been a long time fan of Temple Grandin. I had the opportunity to hear her give two presentations, one on autism and one on her life, a few years ago. She is amazing. She has many books such as Thinking in Pictures, which is about how animals see the world. It is interesting to think about different languages such as Asian languages which use in pictures too.

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    vbilski says:

    My husband and I have been using heirloom seeds in our garden for years. We can and freeze our crops every year. We plant non GMO crops for the animals. We have a small family farm however so this is not on a large scale by any means. Non GMO is harder to obtain however. It is incredibly disheartening.

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    Anki Church says:

    Dear Carolyn
    Thanks for this week’s blog. I loved the film about Temple,Autism is very close to my heart as my oldest son is on the spectrum.

    Anki Church

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    Nancy Sgroi says:

    Dear Carolyn
    I am very happy to see all this information on your blog. Temple is an inspiration to all of us. Thanks for putting her story up on your blog. She becomes more and more important as time moves on. I follow Jane Goodall because she is so inspiring.
    As for the state of farming and the world… This has plagued me for years and I grasp at any ounce of hope toward avoiding its demise.
    There is another book I would love to recommend. Barbara Kingslover’s Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. It is one that I’ve leant out so mny times it’s gone missing. The story is of how she lives and it contains information about heirloom seeds and where they can be found.
    Anyone who follows you, and loves the earth would find this one interesting.

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    Thank you for your blog Carolyn….

    Warmly,
    Geerteke

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    joanna blake says:

    this is a great post- thank you.
    i am trying to set up a mixed, human-scale organic farm. i moved myself and my mare to south east france from the uk to do this and i am still looking for people to do it with and a place to do it! however, i keep the faith and believe that direct access to the source of life i.e clean air, fresh water, healthy soil is of utmost importance. join in the adventure on my blog linked above,
    joanna

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    Leanna Kielian says:

    Carolyn,

    Thank you so much for the great links and for using your blog to assist in offering information for your readers to digest, look more deeply into and hopefully participate in shaping a positive future for all including the worlds’ children to live in. I am quite concerned about long term effects of the use of GMO Alfalfa and that the entire crop of sugar beets in the US being GMO(voted in by their industry) and unintentional spread(contamination) of that genetic information to related crops such as Chard and beets as well by pollination.

    I have as a participant in the National Heirloom Festival, with my sheep, heard Vandana Shiva speak several times and I value her experience, knowledge and words very highly, just as I do yours. If we do not take part in shaping our future others will and we may not like what we are offered. I have a degree in agriculture, but I have learned far more from visionaries such as Jane Goodall on the health of our planet, and from those who have spent their lives searching out and collecting rare heirloom seeds, farmed organically, worked to save rare breeds of livestock, including horses and those who have stood up against the world bank notions of a successful future.

    I especially respect the work of those reintroducing heirloom/native crops to youth around the world living on a small scale(smaller footprint, not backward) to remember their proud heritage and actually use those crops(once familiar) to improve their health as compared to “modern” foods, rather than stealing their seed and throwing a patient on it for pure profit. Some visionaries teach crop and livestock raising methods that protect the planet including improving/protecting water sources from being degraded. Clean water and pure(without pesticide or heavy metal residuals) nutrient dense food are increasingly going to be far more important resources of the future than carbon products such as oil and gas.

    Another noble act is that of becoming a bee keeper or providing areas around ones home, farm or ranch with species of plants that attract and provide good sources of pollen for bees to thrive on. Just be sure they are compatible or separated from horses if they are not all “equine edible.” This is something most all can do or could as a volunteer in a public garden if they are an apartment dweller.

    Thank you again for sharing valuable information to all of us assisting us to continue to grow and shape our future with.