Monthly Archives: June 2013

Garlic Scape Salt

farmersdotter garlic scape salt is available. We begin by removing scapes from the garlic plants in mid June.

Garlic Scape

Garlic Scape

It takes a little while for farmersdotter to process the scape but we always have it available at the Penticton Farmers Market. We have viable scape salt at the farm that is four years old so no worries about shelf life.

Garlic Scape Salt

Garlic Scape Salt

By mid July new stock arrives at our retailers who are all listed on Our Retail Partners tab. Drop in on these folks and consider supporting them. Supporting local is a good idea. Supporting us and helps to keep Bunty Cat fat!

Bunty Cat aka Cream Kitty

Bunty Cat aka Cream Kitty


Which Is More Likely?

The chemical industry argues glyphosate the active ingredient in Roundup® is minimally toxic to humans.

The open access journal Entropy argues otherwise. In a peer review, glyphosate is revealed as an insidious chemical that manifests itself over time through inflammation damage to cellular systems throughout the body.

The abstract links glyphosate with ” most of the diseases and conditions associated with a Western diet, which include gastrointestinal disorders, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, depression, autism, infertility, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.”

In the USA the  FDA has approved the use of glyphosate for use on crops since the 1970s. Anyone consuming any form of conventionally grown produce treated with Roundup® or similar herbicides is consuming glyphosate.

Reports from Rueters to AlterNet  linking glyphosate with health risks makes one wonder if it would ever get approval for use today if Michael Taylor, as a former vice president and lobbyist with Monsanto, were removed from his position as the FDA’s deputy commissioner for foods.

How does this happen? How can a controlling interest of this magnitude be tolerated in the world’s self professed leading power?

Now Monsanto is applying pressure to ensure their Roundup Ready genetically engineered variety of glyphosate-resistant seed becomes the standard for conventional growers ensuring the continued use of Roundup®

There is a real concern over consuming glyphosate with food. Let someone know about these concerns. Googling Monsanto Petitions will present a myriad of petitions and options to exercise these concerns.

In the mean time we at farmersdotter are voting with our wallet. We avoid products that profit the glyphosate chemical companies. We instead select organic and local options.

We believe real and substantial change only occurs when you change somebodies bottom line. Take away or add to their profits and you will get noticed.


Which is More Likely?

Courtesy Eat Local Grown



Ah The Good Ole Days!

Remember the original and somewhat tame warnings on cigarette packages declaring adverse effects on health? Just the warning. No pictures. Ah the good ole days!

Well, Kraft Macaroni Cheese imported into the UK must now bear a label declaring adverse health effects on activity and attention to children. One can only presume different effects on adults… I digress. This is because Kraft Macaroni Cheese contains GMO Wheat.

Kraft Mac'nCheese

Kraft Mac’nCheese

In future one wonders what adverse health pictures are to appear on our food labels. Perhaps the Monsanto Rat that was fed GMO Corn.

Monsanto Rat

Monsanto Rat

First however we must get our government to adopt GMO labeling codes. But there is time for all that.

Smoke break.


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