Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Not Just A Cow

Tis' the season for giving, right? For sharing with others. Few people have been untouched by the current situation with our economy. I know we have had our struggles. But despite that, when I look at situations elsewhere, across the globe, I am so grateful that I still live with great abundance in comparison. We have been richly blessed and I strive to instill this truth in my little one's heart all year long, but especially during the holiday season. Is is just holiday tradition? Or is that this time of year causes us all to come together? Whatever it is, the older I get, the more I enjoy the giving part. How about you?

Each year, my daughter helps me pick out items to put in our boxes for
Operation Christmas Child, we collect food for local food drives, and her favorite...putting change in the bucket as a volunteer rings, and rings, and RINGS that bell. I am glad she enjoys helping others. And when I come across another way to get involved and make a difference in others' lives, I want to check it out. Then I want to tell others all about it.

This morning I received information from
Crosswalk.com that grabbed my attention. If you are looking for ways to make a difference that lasts, please take a look at this short video clip from Heifer International. I wanted to embed it here, but it was not an option. So click HERE to see how one cow (yes, I said cow) can change many, many, many lives.

Here's to the gift of giving, and here's to your health!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Is My Fish Truly Fish??

You may have heard about genetically engineered foods and have likely read about them here. Now there is a movement you should know about, a movement to stop the genetic engineering of fish. Yes, fish. The Center For Food Safety has been fighting against the agenda to genetically engineer foods for many years. While many fruits and vegetables in our country are currently being genetically engineered (GE), there has yet to be an approval by the FDA for an animal intended for food. However, there is currently a strong consideration by the FDA to approve a GE salmon and we need to be informed about the potential risks.

The human health impacts of eating GE fish are completely unknown, not to mention the potential risks for wild salmon and the entire marine environment. If the FDA decides to approve it despite the risks and public opposition, mandatory labeling required by the FDA will be the only way to protect the public's right to know what exactly is in our food. Currently there is no label for genetically engineered food. I believe this should change. Please take the time to watch the following clip for more information on GE salmon. Then go to
http://www.ge-fish.org/ to see how you can make your opinion count.