Slow Food Dallas on non-GMO and heirloom seeds June 13

prod001183_lg Slow Food Dallas is ramping up its educational/social events. The Oak Cliff-based group is following up last month’s “Why local beer matters” with a lesson in seeds, “Why non-GMO and heirloom seeds matter.”

“We will learn about why non-GMOs are crucial for our food system, as well as how heirloom seeds connect us with history and provide delicious and interesting varieties of common fruits and vegetables,” the invitation states.

Slow Food Dallas leader Liz Goulding says she wanted to address the GMO issue with a positive spin. “I don’t want to do the exact same thing that everybody else is doing,” she says. “There’s so much going on with our food system. Somebody already did the march on Monsanto, and that’s great, but we don’t need to redo that.”

The event, from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 13 is at Trinity Haymarket. Speakers include Marie Tedei of Eden’s Organic farm and Cynthia Mulcahy and Robert Hamilton of Mulcahy Farms.

They will show examples of their seeds and offer small bites using their produce. And yes, there will also be local beer.

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  1. Jason Davis June 7, 2013 at 9:37 PM

    Humankind survived for thousands of years without GMOs, there’s no reason that we should think that we need them now. I’ve been told “Sure, the earth survived for thousands of years without the polio vaccine too”. But it’s not the same. Polio was a naturally occurring disease, and when we had the technology to fix it we did. But GMOs create a danger that mankind created for itself, and can result in diseases that mankind can’t cure (lots of studies that show GMOs result in cancer and infant immortality).
    The thought that we are introducing GMO foods into the food system without testing them is preposterous. Even criminal. that Monsanto and Dow and DuPont and the rest can convince Congress to not fight dangerous chemicals – it just kills my spirit and kills the uninformed consumers.
    The worst part is that the GMO crops are solely grown for the purpose of allowing more chemicals to be sprayed into the fields without actually killing the seed or the crops. Yeah, sure – let’s press our luck and see how much we can force into our bodies before we die. OR, we can see how much crap we can keep out of our bodies and live as long as we are supposed to!!!

    I have been living non-GMO since the mid-90’s, and eating a lot. Even eating too much, some may say! I’m not a vegan, i’m not a vegarian, not a pescatarian or a weakling. I am a large, strong, proud non-GMO consumer who has enough risks in his life and doesn’t need to introduce any more unnecessary risks if it is avoidable. I’d rather live healthy and live long for me and my family.

    I’ve been using the Ark Institute for years. If you trust someone else then stick with them. But if you are looking for a non-GMO partner, go Ark.

    God Bless

  2. Troy June 6, 2013 at 5:25 AM

    Without a doubt Heirloom Seeds is the ultimate in terms of providing our bodies with the proper nutrition it needs in a sound and healthy way. For me GM foods doesn’t have a place in my life. I hope and pray that our Government will change it’s mind on making it mandatory for truthful labeling. We have the right to know if GM products are in the foods that we purchase and eat.

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