Merry Christmas from Beyond Organic Research!

Try these fun veggie Christmas ideas to put more fun in your holidays!

 

Mele Kalikimaka (Merry Christmas) a Hauoli Makahiki Hou! (& Happy New Year!)

Aloha All,  Another year has zipped by!  I hope it has been a great year for you and your garden or farm.  For me, a big thing was getting my Beyond Organic book published in printed form.  It has been well received and is being sold in over 20 locations around the Big Island.  There are more exciting happenings in the Beyond Organic world that are in the works!  I will roll them out as they come to fruition over this coming year.  Hint: One is an online teaching and support program to help everyone achieve the goal of growing the most delicious and healing food ever.  If you aren’t already a subscriber to this blog, just sign up in the box on the right to stay in the loop with the latest happenings.

About the gorgeous photo:  This glass house scene was borrowed from the Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh.  The conservatory was built by Henry Phipps in 1893 as a gift to Pittsburgh.  A great gift that keeps on giving!  We are fortunate in Hawaii because Poinsettias love to grow outdoors here, sometimes creating tall “hedges” of brilliant red around Christmas time.

I hope you have a wonderful, colorful Holiday Season and all your Dreams come True in the New Year!    Jana

How's this for an amazing Christmas Garden?

How’s this for an amazing Christmas Garden?

 

Big Jake’s Garden

“Wheel of Fortune” Rolls Across “Beyond Organic Grass”

Wheel of Fortune ticket 9-2014Wheel of Fortune came to Hawaii this past week.  The Hilton wanted the grounds for the set to look great and called on a turf grower I work with to get some grass.  No pictures were allowed to be taken of the set, but here’s a copy of my ticket I used to see the show (and the grass).  It was fun to see Vanna White and Pat Sajak in person.  The set was impressive and crew member said the grass looked beautiful.  The show that got taped that night will air in February.  The cameras were flying around capturing shots of the audience as well as the main show.  I don’t know if I’ll make it on the final video, but it was certainly fun to be a part of it!

Dr. Don Huber Shares Critical Information on GMOs and Glyphosate (RoundUp®)

Dr. Don Huber, professor emeritus from Purdue, has spent many years teaching students how to grow better crops. Currently, he is focusing on disseminating information on the dangers of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and the herbicide glyphosate (commonly available as RoundUp®). Most grocery store items contain one or both. Major GMO crops are engineered to withstand heavy use of glyphosate, hence the term “RoundUp® Ready”. So the cultivation of GMO crops results in the use of more chemicals, not less. These GMO crops have significantly less nutrition than non-GMO crops because glyphosate ties up soil nutrients and kills beneficial microorganisms which make nutrients available to plants.

At a recent meeting in Kailua-Kona, here on the Big Island of Hawai`i, Dr. Huber shared a Power Point presentation with many shocking slides. Thousands of studies show the dangerous health effects of the use of GMOs and glyphosate (RoundUp®). Their use has been positively correlated to the sudden rise in various diseases such as diabetes, autism, celiac disease, Alzheimer’s, kidney disease, acute allergies, and liver disease, as well as reproductive failures, miscarriages and birth defects (see charts below).

Learn more about GMOs by reading my book, Beyond Organic…Growing for Maximum Nutrition, available on http://janabogs.com.

Alzheimer's GMO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Autistic GMO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Kidney Failure GMO

Mele Kalikimaka a Hauoli Makahiki Hou! (“Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!” in Hawaiian)

I hope everyone had a great year and are looking forward to more awesomeness (including growing the best food ever) in 2014! It was a great year for Beyond Organic Consulting. Winning 2nd place out of 47,000 entrants in the Transformation Contest was such an honor. Getting the new book, Beyond Organic…Growing for Maximum Nutrition, out on Amazon was also fantastic. According to the publisher, the print version should be available soon–stay tuned.

Take good care of yourself and your soil (which will in turn take care of you), and have the best year ever!