The Non-GMO Project

You have the right to know what’s in the food you eat. The most common genetically engineered ingredients — corn, soy and canola oil — find their way into 70 percent of popular processed foods like breakfast cereal, cookies, chips, soda and frozen meals. Get the facts and find non-GMO choices at the Non-GMO Project.

Raised Garden Beds

Raised garden beds are great for growing veggies and flowers. They keep weeds from your garden soil, prevent soil compaction, provide good drainage and serve as a barrier to pests. The sides keep garden soil from being eroded during heavy rains. Get information about raised garden beds at Eartheasy: Solutions for Sustainable Living.

Bountiful Gardens

Bountiful Gardens sells untreated, open-pollinated, non-GMO seed of heirloom quality for vegetables, herbs, flowers, grains, green manures, compost and carbon crops. Many varieties are Certified Organic, Natural, Biointensive or Grow Biointensive. Specialties include rare and unusual varieties, medicinal herbs and super-nutrition varieties.

Kids’ Cereals Serve Up Sugar by the Pound

The Environmental Working Group’s analysis of more than 1,500 cereals, including more than 180 children’s cereals, shows that a child who eats a bowl a day for a year ends up consuming 10 pounds of sugar.

Moreover, the cereals loaded with the most added sugar frequently come in packaging that features cartoon characters to appeal to kids. A single serving can contain nearly as much sugar as three Chips Ahoy! cookies, and more than two Keebler Fudge Stripe cookies. And because the serving sizes listed on many cereal boxes are unrealistically small, even sugar-conscious consumers are eating even more than they realize. To top it all off, 11 of the 13 most heavily sugared children’s cereals feature marketing claims like “Good Source of Fiber” that suggest misleadingly that the products are healthful.

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