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Your Best Recipe: May only be as good as the food you put into it!

Updated on March 25, 2016

The question is: Do we have the right to know what goes into our food?

Well, my answer is emphatically...YES! I might not be the sharpest pencil in the box, but I know that if what goes into my food source is not good for the natural pollinators which help produce it, then is probably isn't good for me, my family or my community. (and most sources say it isn't) Oh, and how about the rest of the world too? See the link above for one such analysis and comment.

Ask this something worth knowing?

GMO Plums
GMO Plums | Source

Killing the Pollinators...A Recipe for Disaster

Photo by Sophia Phillips Noll
Photo by Sophia Phillips Noll

Our Opinion Counts

I don't fancy myself a political activist or a fighter for just any cause. The fight to keep a fair and equal playing field for all American people against the proliferation of the corporate greed in my opinion is far beyond the talking stage. Thus, prompted by a cause which impacts all of us, the use of GMO's (genetically modifies organisms) and genetic engineering is the correct one to start my political activism. Why? Because if we lose the fight to know what's in our food and or what genetically modified organisms are capable of doing to our environment, we may be creating a monster we cannot overcome. Is that a chance you are willing to take?

This isn't about putting up a traffic signal at a busy intersection or contesting an electoral outcome, this is about our food source. It's about our survival. Don't take it from me...investigate for yourself. That my goal in writing this hub. Otherwise the powers that be will run roughshod over anyone and everything to get the biggest bang for its buck and that may be at the expense of everything we've come to know and love. That is what your choice is about here. Don't you want to know?

Your opinion counts too! I need you to know, we need you to know and to care and voice your opinion, pro or con or whatever!

Photo by Sophia Phillips Noll
Photo by Sophia Phillips Noll

GMO's not the only issue

There is more than GMO's to understand. There are Genetically Modified Organisms being introduced into trees and plants and there is the fluoridation of our water supplies all of which are or were supposed to be good for us? Are they? Are they? If not, why do our federal, state and local governments support their proliferation. My answer: Proponents believe there is enough public apathy that protests will be minimal and support for their positions will be economically beneficial for everyone.

Well, economic benefit is fine...if we all have a quality of life to enjoy it. I've never been an environmentalist or active in politics and I still have no desire to be either. However, this is too important to gloss over and I refuse to stand by and watch our natural world be decimated by a conglomerate without compassion for our world or the nature within it!

Please join me. Educate yourself and in the process you can help educate and inform others, including me. Isn't it at least worth a healthy debate before we potentially destroy ourselves?

Taking it to the streets

All Over the World

Hundreds of protesters at Pack Square in Asheville, NC
Hundreds of protesters at Pack Square in Asheville, NC | Source

A problem that spans all ages

Families protesting together at Pack Square.  Photo by Sophia Phillips Noll
Families protesting together at Pack Square. Photo by Sophia Phillips Noll

What the farmers say

What the people say

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      Rev Bruce S Noll HMN 2 years ago from Asheville NC

      Truth be told Steve, my wife drives the bus on this one. Come to think of it, she drives the bus on almost every one of the things I know to be good. Pretty much the only good thing I've ever done is pick a good woman to share my life with!

      Thanks for reading and come back any time!

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      Steve Coradini 2 years ago from Harrisburg, North Carolina

      Thanks Bruce you hit the nail on the head! I started to raise my own chickens and plant a vegetable garden so that I know what we eat.

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      Dee aka Nonna 3 years ago

      Thank you Bruce. It was my health....I wrote a hub about my experiences titled With A Special Kind of Grace. It is my way of both telling my story, and helping me remember why I need to take care of myself.

      Thank you for your kindness.....I think you know that you are one of my favorite people on hubpages.

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      Rev Bruce S Noll HMN 3 years ago from Asheville NC

      Hi Dee!

      So glad you're back. I was wondering if it was something I said? I sincerely hope whatever was holding you down is now in the past, never to return!

      I have always been grateful for your support and continue to be. I have not been active on this site much in the past 4 or 5 months. You may have been the impetus to help me return!

      Best regards,


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      Dee aka Nonna 3 years ago

      This is great information. I will also say that our health depends, to a good extent, on what we put in our mouths. I learned this the hard way. I am just getting back on my feet because I allowed my health to suffer. Thanks Bruce.

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      Rev Bruce S Noll HMN 4 years ago from Asheville NC

      Thank you Natasha!

      Oh please, by all means, do not let this upset you. LOL I'm grateful for the read and the vote up! How can there be anything more important than our food sources. My wife and I have committed to doing what we can to create awareness. After that, each individual must be accountable to themselves.

      Glad you're doing well and keep studying. Our kids need more teachers to teach them what they do not yet know...and...those teachers must be prepared! Go get'em girl!


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      Natasha 4 years ago from Hawaii

      Great hub! Food gets me really riled up. Real food tastes better and is better for you! I can't write too much or I'll just end up fuming for the rest of the day...Voted up and awesome!

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      Rev Bruce S Noll HMN 4 years ago from Asheville NC

      My gratitude Theresa!

      This kind of "reporting" is not my cup of tea, but all of us, as you say, need to understand as much as we can. I hope to discover as much as possible on the subject. In the meantime, I'd like to think that if I would err, it should be on the side of mother nature...since you know, of course, it's not nice to fool with her! LOL

      Thank you so much for reading and commenting!



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      Theresa Ast 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Bruce- An important issue, an important movement. Thank you for putting this front and center to remind all of us to get involved someway, some how. Well done and I appreciate all the links and references to additional information. Sharing. Theresa