Skip to comments.Virginia Livestock Farmer Abstains From GMOs and Antibiotics
Posted on 05/29/2014 6:03:11 AM PDT by RightSideNews
Continuing series on small farms in Virginia from Virginia Free Citizen: Photos/Video Karen Doyle, a small livestock farmer in White Stone, Va., made a conscious decision to keep her livestock free of GMOs and antibiotics when she started Georgiatown Farms almost five years ago. This requires Doyle to embark on a two and a half hour road trip to Maryland to buy the special feed from the Amish. She said most farmers arent willing to put in that much effort, but for her, its a matter of health safety and animal welfare.
GMOs, or genetically modified organisms, are genetically engineered plants or animals that have been hybridized with DNA from bacteria, viruses or other plants and animals. The experimentation with combining genes from different species is not natural nor does it occur in traditional crossbreeding, according to The Non-GMO Project.
The purpose of using GMOs commercially is to use them as herbicides or insecticides. However, The Non-GMO Project, as well as other research studies, has determined that GMOs do not provide any nutritional benefits to consumers.
Approximately 80 percent of processed foods in the United States contain GMOs. The European Union, Australia and Japan are among the more than 60 nations around the world that have placed strict restrictions or absolute bans on the production and sale of GMOs, according to the Non-GMO Project.
Thailand, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Algeria, Brazil and Paraguay are other countries that have either bans or restrictions on the production, sale and distribution of food containing GMOs, according to the Organic Consumers Association.
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The farmer from whom we purchase our meat and eggs uses these practices. He makes more profit now than when he was using massive amounts of Roundup and routine antibiotics. Its not the practice he believed in when he started out, but hes a believer now.
From what I understand, 90% of corn is now genetically modified. Hard to keep from feeding that to your critters.
They’re grass fed.
Non GMO seed corn is still available.It just requires more weed management than the Roundup ready varieties.
Our family grew up on a farm that refused routine use of antibiotics or feed containing such. It was a common-sense practice.
Better check and see how much grass seed has been GMO’ed.
Makes the piglets more susceptible to the virus?
Your farmer doesn’t use herbicides? His neighbors must love him.
This article is just full of fail. And the “Farmer” they are interviewing is either a liar or ignorant or both.
Fer instance: The glyphosate ruins the ground, whats in roundup it takes years to recover that ground, nothing will grow from it.”
You can plant over ground that has been treated with Roundup in 7 days.
And: “The companies that sell GMO seeds to farmers for instance, tell you that youre going to get a higher yield, its insect and herbicide resistant and things like that, she said.”
Well yea, it’s not a lie. GMO seeds are insect and herbicide resistant’
Plus: “Im against GMOs for so many reasons, the rest of the world either has labeling or they are outlawing GMO, Doyle said. The poorest countries in the world dont want our GMO products those countries where people are so poor and starving, the ones that we send all our money to often, they dont want our grain products.”
Cause when you control the food supply you control the people. That’s why you damn Communist.
And there is so much more fail......be happy to post a few more, or ya’ll can read this gal’s BS and decide for yourselves.
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