I was at the Co-Opportunity the other day and ran into one of their extremely helpful and friendly staff members concerned about the seeds they sell being owned by Monsanto. This was in reference to the post about me unknowingly supporting Monsanto because of the seed company I support. After re-checking my sources and tracking through the genealogy of different seed companies it turns out that Botanical Interests is not owned by Monsanto. The bad news is that it is still quite confusing and often secretive as the owner of seed companies. Click the image below to can see the web Monsanto and others have weaved throughout the seed world through the years. We should ask ourselves how did this happen?
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Now that it has been a week without Gluten, I wanted to share some tips and observations. First off, I noticed that Gluten-Free products are usually more expensive than their Organic "only" counterpart. There is a wide selection of products. Since gluten-free brands are usually focused on the clean aspect of food, buying the organic and gluten-free may not be 100% necessary, saving you some money.
Shouldn't it just be called food? I received a comment from a fellow GreenUp! community member who is quite concerned, "It feels as if nothing is real anymore, not even our food." You bring up a great point, we need to be extremely concerned about what we are putting in and on our bodies. Food contains now contains Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) at higher rates than ever. You thought pink slime was scary, well meet meat glue, which is not from an episode of Aqua Teen Hunger Force.
One benefit to living in a high-traffic/denser urban area is the variety of businesses to choose from. I am able to walk to many grocery stores including Ralphs (aka Kroger), Pavillions/Vons (aka Safeway), Alberstons, Whole Foods and my favorite the Co-Opportunity. This gives me an opportunity to seek out the best organic deals around share tips from my various random grocery store visits.