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New GMOs Poised to Destroy Farmer’s Market Favorites

This article is from Rodale. The first couple of lines are below… then connect to the full story:

New GMOs threaten tomatoes and other garden staples.

By Leah Zerbe

Your tomatoes are under attack.

If approved, two new types of genetically engineered corn and soy crops will threaten some of America‘s favorite farm foods, including tomatoes, peas, cucumbers, squash, melons, pumpkins, green beans, grapes, and other farmer’s market and garden staples.

—> Read the rest HERE.

August is heading toward a close…

We’re moving through the last nine days of August… summertime is rolling to a close. The kids are back in school this week… Shepherd students are all over town and Elly’s Fall classes have started over in Hagerstown.

Our cucumbers and tomatoes have come in strong over the past two weeks and I’ve been pickling while Elly makes our winter supply of tomato sauce. This is the first year that we have put up so much stuff from the garden… a number of growing experiments paid off (and some just dropped dead!)

The Jefferson County Fair opens today… Elly has never been a fair-goer, but I like wandering around, watching the animal auctions, taking pictures and seeing what kinds of things grow in our area (we’re still in a Farming Belt, even though the Eastern Panhandle is the most sophisticated part of the State.)

County Fairs are a sure sign that summer is ending. This was the time of year in my Connecticut days that we would drive up to Massachusetts for the Eastern States Exposition in Springfield… something I did from the time I was a kid to the time I lived in CT as an adult.

So here we are… this is my first end-of-summer since retiring and I have some volunteer work to do for the American Conservation Film Festival and for the next production at Full Circle Theater (lights). And I’ve got my slot on John case’s radio show, where I’m now writing some short radio-dramas.

Have a nice Sunday.