Category Archives: Vegetables and Fruit

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How to Catch a GMO Shill

I wrote a piece about the difference between heirloom, hybrid, and genetically engineered seeds called Should Companies Patent Life two years ago. I wrote: The problem with genetic modification is that we haven’t rigorously tested the effects of ingesting GM … Continue reading

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Challenging the Giant GMO

At a private residence in Los Angeles this past Saturday, chimpanzee researcher Jane Goodall revealed that Steven Druker, author of Altered Genes, Twisted Truth: How the Venture to Genetically Engineer Our Food Has Subverted Science, Corrupted Government, and Systematically Deceived … Continue reading

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Earth Shattering

Robyn O’Brien had an earthshattering experience that changed her life. When her son experienced a severe allergic reaction to food, she examined our food supply and came up with some interesting conclusions. See her TED talk here: http://bit.ly/1pRqhtK She was … Continue reading

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Powerful Women

Yesterday, at ShiftCon in Los Angeles, I met some amazing women in the healthy food movement. They are Label GMOs, right to know, pesticide and herbicide free, earth-friendly women-influencers of activism and determination. I was invited by an educator from … Continue reading

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Do You Want Your Food Sprayed With Roundup?

I’m angry because companies are putting chemicals on my food and then not telling me about it. Sure, GMO wheat was banned in this country. But did you know that farmers use Roundup to desiccate or dry the crop before … Continue reading

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Thinning Peaches

Here are some “before” and “after” shots of my Red Baron peach tree that I thinned yesterday. My rule of thumb: remove all but the largest specimens, and only keep one peach for every 6 inches of branch length. NEVER … Continue reading

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Tomato Workshop coming soon!

  Mark your calendar! Saturday, May 21 at 2:00 pm, I am hosting another tomato workshop. Please inquire at judyfrankel@gmail.com to reserve a space.

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Meet me at the Healthy Living Festival!

Peggy Curry, my friend and founder of Growing Great, is hosting a Healthy Living Festival this Sunday, May 15th at 12pm-4pm at the Metlox and 13th Street Plaza in Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 This is their 5th year hosting the … Continue reading

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Passionate Letter

Sometimes, we just go for it, and sometimes good things happen. If the ideas in the letter I wrote to the Annenberg Foundation resonate with people here in Palos Verdes, it was meant to be. I’ve included the text here, … Continue reading

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Tomato Workshop

Mark your calendar: Saturday, April 30 at 2 pm at my “farmette”. Please RSVP to: 310-750-6686 and receive address/directions. $5.00 per person admission. Learn about: indeterminate vs determinate How to plant a “start” How to remove suckers How to tie/stake/cage … Continue reading

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