To Whom it May Concern,

We are Hungry, Cranky, and Poor!

So my roommate and one of her classmates decided to take on a 6 week Monsanto free life style. I thought this would be a fun adventure, so of course I joined in. Now even more annoying than giving up food and products, and learning about another evil corporate giant, I am having to BLOG.  So begrudgingly, I am making my first attempt.

Hungry – Have you ever run around so much during the day and forgot to eat lunch so you end up running to a 7-11 or your local bodega for a quick snack? These options are gone for 6 weeks. So the challenge is to get creative, cook often and be glad I carry a large purse where a granola bar can be found in case of a snack emergency. As for eating at home, I have the luxury of access to Non GMO food; there are different local stores that not only sell but also promote Non GMO. Work however is different, in an area often referred to as a food dessert, access to healthful options let alone Non GMO is little to none. So, planning is in order.

Cranky – Did you ever have a tough day at work and just want a slice of pizza, bar of chocolate, or glass of wine? How to conquer cranky?  Redirect that energy towards becoming more active in the movement:  It should not be so difficult for me to eat Non-genetically engineered and pesticide free food!!!  This pisses me off and people will know it!  Also, luckily, there are Non GMO options for chocolate, wine, and you can make your own pizza!  🙂 

Poor – Like many I live life on a budget and a complete organic life style is a scary prospect. Ok so I am a shopper, I price compare my groceries normally. This project has been pushing my limits on shopping and we have not officially started. So why does this not deter me????  Because It Will Get Easier!!!   The more I know which products are GMO free, the easier it is. Also although item prices might go up I believe that there will be health benefits. I believe that this project will have an impact on spreading the message to stop GMOs and Monsanto. We Will Take Back Our Food From the Scientists and Corporations!!!

To the people out there who are curious about the project, I encourage you to watch one of the documentaries or read a book on the subject of GMOs. Then walk into your grocery store and look at the ingredients in the various products. Think about the number of ingredients you cannot pronounce.  You then begin to wonder, “When did food become a science experiment?”  This project may sound extreme and the process difficult but that is because corporate interests have made it so. We have the right to know what is in our food.  Bon Appetit!    -Molly

About A Patented Life

Documentary-Style Social Work Project December 15, 2011 – April 1, 2012 Our Mission This is about seeds. A Patented Life is a project documenting our 6 week personal rejection of the genetically modified seeds that compromise the food on our tables, small farms around the world, and our relationship to the land. Through genetic engineering and US patent law, Monsanto Inc., the company which brought us Agent Orange, leads the way in dominating our world’s seed supply. The purpose of this project is to activate the public to stop Monsanto’s genetic experiment on our food and livelihoods in its tracks. We are returning to real foods and inviting eaters of the world to do the same. Goals *To get people to stop consuming GMO products by sowing seeds of doubt around the safety and ethics of genetic engineering(GE) *Contribute to the work of existing community movements about this human rights issue Come Join Us!! Here are a few ways to get involved: *Subscribe and Contribute photographs, articles, thoughts, experiences, and questions to: A Patented Life on Facebook (Community page) Ready to go GMO free? Join us anytime from January 15th- February 26th, 2012. We are going for 6 weeks- Join us for a day, a week, or even multiple weeks and keep us posted on the experience! Or just follow our journey, join in the discussion, and check out our Task of the Week on our facebook page. Looking forward to the organic adventure with everyone!! Together, we are stronger! Ready to be filmed? Contact us for an interview! Email:

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