Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Welcome to our 2009 season

We started our 2009 CSA season. CSA pick up will be on Thursdays 8:00AM to 7:00PM and on Saturdays 9:00AM to 3:00PM. We are also open to the public on those same days and times. Along with the amazing assortment of vegetables and small fruits that the farm provides, we also offer other products from the Hudson Valley; organic milk, cheeses, meats, and organic bread. The pick-your-own flowers have been planted. Soon we will have a beautiful assortment of to enjoy.

Since watching the move The Future of Food, I have been focused on the unregulated use of GMOs in our country. GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organisms. Other countries are not allowing GMO foods and still others require that labels indicate that the food contain GMO products. The only way to know that food in our country does not contain GMOs is to buy Certified Organic. Certified Organic does not allow the use of GMO seeds.

The following is from the article Spilling the Beans:
On May 19th, the American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) called on “Physicians to educate their patients, the medical community, and the public to avoid GM (genetically modified) foods when possible and provide educational materials concerning GM foods and health risks.”[1] They called for a moratorium on GM foods, long-term independent studies, and labeling. AAEM’s position paper stated, “Several animal studies indicate serious health risks associated with GM food,” including infertility, immune problems, accelerated aging, insulin regulation, and changes in major organs and the gastrointestinal system. They conclude, “There is more than a casual association between GM foods and adverse health effects. There is causation,” as defined by recognized scientific criteria. “The strength of association and consistency between GM foods and disease is confirmed in several animal studies.”

If you go to and look up Spilling the Beans, May 20, 2009. You can read about these studies.