2013 In Review!

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog and I wanted to share it with you.

This blog had views from over 116 countries with the US as number one and the Philippines and India not far behind. Thank you to everyone who viewed this blog. I hope it provided value.

Happy New Year! I am wishing you love, health, and happiness.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 3,900 times in 2013. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 3 trips to carry that many people.

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14 Year Old, Rachel Parent, Holds Her Own on TV Re: GMOs!

Many of you may have already seen this video that’s been shared via FB the past few days.

I just finished watching it and have to say that this young woman really held her own. What I found distressing is how the host, Kevin O’Leary continually said or suggested that this young woman was being played or being used as a “schill,” by environmental groups. The same could be said for Kevin and his strong stance in favor of GMOs, could it not?

A lot of misinformation is shuttled about with regard to the benefits of GMOs, as was demonstrated by Kevin in the points he was making in favor of them. He posited that GMOs will save lives; that they will deliver nourishment to those who otherwise would be malnourished; that they are super crops that are pest resistant and therefore produce higher yields, etc. In my research and as Rachel Parent also disclosed in the brief time she had to speak, this is not accurate. GMOs do not produce higher yields, and they most certainly are not more nourishing than non GMO crops. Furthermore, GMO pollen contaminates non GMO fields, and if a farmer’s crops become contaminated with GMO pollen, the farmer can be sued by Monsanto for illegal use of their seeds. Then, this farmer is dragged into a lengthy court battle that will either cause him to lose his savings and his farm, or simply relent to Monsanto and buy their seeds in order to save his farm, and his livelihood.

Why does Monsanto use such bullish tactics here in the US where, as Kevin said, “We have more protein,” and thereby I am assuming he meant, that we have access to good and better food than say, China, where this GMO, and allegedly vitamin-A rich rice has been used for the “benefit” of the Chinese people? Anyone who follows this topic even lightly knows that Monsanto utilizes nothing short of Draconian tactics domestically and abroad to force farmers into adhering to their agenda. It has nothing to do with health and everything to do with control of our food supply and profit.

The efforts of this young woman are admirable and necessary. It doesn’t seem as though she has an agenda other than the health of her generation, or at least the promise of it. The same might not be said of a TV show host, whose corporate ownership and/or sponsorships may wield an influence as to the show’s content, and any/all points of view that are shared. CBC is a Crown Corporation of Canada.

Sharon/T H E E C O C H E F

ME AND ROBIN LEE ON SCEPTRE RADIO!

windy-lion-johns_31422_600x450Please join me, and my guest/co-host, Robin Lee, every other Wednesday, on Sceptre Radio at 5 PM Pacific, 8 PM EST, where we continue our discussion on how to “Harmonize With Life’s Little Moments.” This week’s show, Wednesday, May 29, at 5 Pacific, 8 PM EST, will be about EMPOWERMENT. What does EMPOWERMENT mean to you? What leave you feeling empowered, and why?

We welcome your thoughts and questions via the chat. The show link is: http://www.sceptreradionetwork.com/index.html and via the archives at: http://sceptreradio.com/sharon-mcgrail.aspx If you listen live, the show will air at exactly 5 PM (Pacific), so if you open the live link before 5 PM, you will be catching the tail end of the previous live show.

Thank you, in advance for listening! @intuitionheals

Sharon, T H E E C O C H E F