BarbBarbara H. Peterson

Farm Wars

Recently I wrote an article titled “How to Heal a Planet,” in which I stated:

Let’s say that we have found out that GMOs are killing us. If you don’t believe me, then please go here to do some research. So, we decide to eliminate them from our lives. After doing some digging, we find out that just about everything in the supermarket is GMO. We are surrounded. Not to be daunted, we forge ahead and start stripping our cupboards of anything we recognize to be GMO. A work in progress, as our knowledge increases. Good. One step at a time, and we are already feeling healthier, giving the finger to Monsanto, and sharing our experience with friends.

Then, just when we think that we’ve got the food thing about licked, it’s time to buy underwear. Yeah, the cotton kind. GMO underwear. Not only do they have us by the throat, but now they’ve got us by the chonies.

Monsanto Lurking in DrawersWell folks, as the digging goes deeper and the ways that we are quite literally being surrounded by the likes of Monsanto et. al. become increasingly apparent, I find that another bitter pill needs to be swallowed. Yes, Monsanto has been sitting right under my nose, in painfully plain sight, and if it had been a dog it would have bitten me.

Arch villain Monsanto, yes, the same Monsanto attempting to get into my chonies snuck up on me in the form of cotton t-shirts and thumbed its nose up at me right under my very own nose. Seemingly innocent cotton tees. You know, the kind worn just about everywhere on and off the ranch, used as shop rags, dust rags, and as emergency bandages.

We are surrounded. What to do? Well, for me the answer is that I’m not going to knowingly or willingly buy one more new thing to put on my body that has the Monsanto Seal of Approval unless I am backed in a corner buck naked. So, I shop at the Goodwill and look for places that have non-GMO apparel, and since just about everything made of cotton is GMO, and I just happen to love cotton, good luck with that.

At this point I would like to amend my previous statement in the “How to Heal a Planet” article to read, “Not only do they have us by the throat, but now they’ve got us by the chonies and have surrounded us by lurking in our drawers.”

Nick Brannigan and company to the rescue with a whole line of non-GMO cotton t-shirts with a message to Monsanto: Get out of our drawers!!!

Non GMO Apparel was started by non GMO advocate Nick Brannigan.  Nick is the host of Health Conspiracy Radio and author of the free eBook, I’m Eating WHAT?!?: The Health Risks of Genetically Modified Food and 10 Real World Solutions to Avoid Them.

Nick started Non GMO Apparel as a way to show opposition to GMOs in public without speaking a word and, more importantly, to further withdraw support from Big Biotech.  A lot of people know which food choices to make to “vote with their dollars”, but a lot of people have no idea that most clothing is made from GMO cotton.  In fact, it never ceases to amaze Nick that non-profit groups who fight for a GMO free food supply offer shirts made with GMO cotton in exchange for donations!  Literally, accepting money to stop GMOs by giving you a product that supports GMOs!

You also help the environment by purchasing Non GMO Apparel.  Not only by not supporting Bt-cotton (which hurts bees and other insects) or Roundup Ready cotton (which supports the heavy use of glyphosate), but our inks are water based and safe enough to pour down the sink. Nick Brannigan

Why Non-GMO is the name, and kicking Monsanto out of our drawers is the game. Thank you, Nick, for rescuing a damsel in distress and helping me to find one more way to get Monsanto out of my life.

©2013 Barbara H. Peterson

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6 Responses to “Is Monsanto Lurking in Your Drawers?”

  1. Barb T. says:

    Yes, genetically engineered cotton a few years back was responsible, in my opinion, for Morgellon’s as the fibers literally took on a life of their own. Since then I think they have modified something so this does not happen. I know that some manufacturers do a thin matrix of cotton knit and then use “flocking” as a means of creating the rest of the fabric. I suspected that chitin might be involved here somehow as many people have allergies to chitin and chitosan(which are ground up shells of lobsters and crabs). Elastic in some cases has been made of fibers of chitin and chitosan which have an elastic quality in a certain form. Some people had a reaction to this in socks and underwear elastic which was uncovered and never knew the origin. If we think GMO’s are in everything, chitin is in so much more. It is in food additives, paper coating, fabric coatings, many stretchy products, as a pelletizer for pesticides, or just sprayed on crops indiscriminately as it is supposed to be a pesticide,bandages, animal feeds, as a filler to stretch products, and I suspect in meat glue. Just look it up and find out how it has infiltrated everything including water treatment.

  2. Abe says:

    Drugs, vaccines, and womens sanitary products are also GMO!! Trying to get a labeling bill passed is very important! I’ve been pushing for all GM products to be labelled and seems to me that I’m all alone in this. Here’s a few other things
    “We the People” should be aware of! Don’t be afraid, be informed!
    Also there’s a flu vaccine that’s been out for a while now that a cross between tabacco and a catapillar.
    All this garbage MUST be labelled!!

    Women Beware: Most Feminine Hygiene Products Contain Toxic Ingredients

    Banana Vaccines: A Conversation with Dr. Charles Arntzen
    Vaccine Inventor & Genetic Engineer Jokes About Depopulation & Biological Warfare


    Genetically Engineered Food-Borne Vaccines May Permanently Destroy Health

  3. Tina says:

    Wow, now I know- thanx for sharing this.

    I’m buying from the non-GMO people.

  4. Loohan says:

    What few people realize is that GMO cotton is deliberately engineered to remove the natural good energy that natural fibers have.
    Energy-sensitives know that natural cotton nurtures the aura. Rumor has it that it offers some degree of protection against harmful EMF fields.
    I can tell the difference.

  5. Atomkraft? Nein danke says:

    Here are some directories of natural fiber clothing retailers. This includes organic cotton, wool, hemp, and bamboo clothing.

    There are tons of options here. I haven’t tried any of these stores but I have these websites bookmarked for future clothing purchases.

    I provide these for your exploration. No guarantees, always check out online stores through and before buying from them.

  6. Atomkraft? Nein danke says:

    There are organic cotton shirts and fair trade shoes available from Autonomie Project here.

    And there are organic cotton and wool socks and women’s clothes here. The main draw for guys would be the variety of socks and two types of shirts.

    I have many organic cotton shirts from Autonomie Project. They are tight for their size, so they work well as an undershirt if you buy your normal size. The fabric is soft and durable, but the care instructions say they need to be hung up to dry.

    I tried buying their shoes, which resemble classic Converse sneakers. However, size 12 looks ugly, like Bozo shoes. So, I returned them and bought corporate sneakers from a local shoe outlet. It’s unfortunate because I like the idea of fair trade shoes.

    More fair trade stores here, not necessarily using organic cotton.