Book Covers and Vegetables

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I know my vegetables because I grew up on a farm that raised them. I planted them, nurtured them, picked them and ate them. A good vegetable has a distinct complexion, aroma, color and appearance that speaks quite eloquently. When I see one I know it, but it is rarely in a grocery store. The grocery store vegetables are bred and judged on qualities that are not natural to a vegetable. A hard, juiceless tomato is a good grocery store tomato because it withstands abuse, and because it is picked and shipped green and then forced ripened it lacks a good tomato’s flavor and vitality. It is an anemic mutant of what a real tomato should be. I won’t eat it. Continue reading

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On the Road, Unplugged

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 Mary, somewhere in the United States

Country roads, scenic vistas, no internet.

There are few places the woeful news doesn’t seep, even here, where the rivers run with fish into the Huron, where the cardinals sit on thistle thrones and where the mockingbirds have never heard a car alarm.

Unfortunately, Monsanto’s footprints are in the corn, they are in the soybeans and the faces of the sunflowers.  They are in the pollen and the hives of bees.

The bees die and the deer grow sterile from pesticides and Roundup Ready modified genes.

The dirty fingers of dirty men are found in everything including our heads.  Don’t buy into it, fight Monsanto and their GMO seeds or the battle is lost.

Praise to El Salvador for taking steps to kick Monsanto and their dirty seeds out the door.

Richard Rensberry, Author at QuickTurtle Books®