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Natural Awakenings Lehigh Valley

No GMOs for Greenshire

Feb 29, 2012 06:49PM

One of the most meaningful ways individuals can connect to Greenshire Arts Consortium and learn organic Bio-Intensive gardening techniques is by volunteering their time and love to the upkeep of the beautiful community-created gardens. At Greenshire, no chemical agents are used, and only open pollinated seeds are planted. These vibrant, ‘old-fashioned’ seeds are meant to produce healthy food for the future.

“Unfortunately, driven by the desire to grow larger crops on less land, large corporations have taken this miracle of creation seen in the gardens and severely altered its inherent design, resulting in Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)—organisms that have been created through the gene-splicing techniques of biotechnology, or genetic engineering,” states Arlene Curley Co-Director at Greenshire. “Though there is no scientific evidence that shows GMOs to be safe, it is estimated that over 80 percent of conventional processed food contains genetically modified ingredients.”

Fortunately, it is being discovered that by using open-pollinated (no GMO) seeds, and also through Bio-Intensive and Bio-Dynamic growing methods, the results can produce a much higher yield than ever, while growing healthy food for both animal and human consumption. 

Greenshire Arts Consortium is located at 3620 Sterner Mill Road in Quakertown. View a sneak peak of the gardens at GreenshireArts.org. See ad, page 52.

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