Pictured is a 25 pound sack of Bob’s Red Mill Organic Old Fashioned Rolled Oats. I switched from the standard Old-Fashioned Quaker Oats to the Bob’s Red Mill Organic Oats because I became aware of a study commissioned by Environmental Working Group (EWG) that Quaker Oats and various other varieties are laden with the chemical glyphosate, an active ingredient in Monsanto’s weed-killing pesticide Roundup, due to farmers using Roundup to spray their crops.
Last month, a California jury ordered Monsanto to pay $289 million in damages to a man dying of cancer, which he says was caused by his repeated exposure to large quantities of Roundup and other glyphosate-based weed killers while working as a school groundskeeper.
In the EWG study, Quaker Old Fashioned Oats three samples registered up to 1300 parts per billion (ppb), while little to none detected in organic rolled oats tested. To reach this maximum dose, one would only have to eat a single 60-gram serving of food with a glyphosate level of 160 ppb. The majority of samples of conventional oat products from EWG’s study exceeded 160ppb, meaning that a single serving of those products would exceed EWG’s health benchmark.
The organic oats are two to three times more in costs than non-organic, but we felt it necessary to switch because we eat 15 to 20 pounds of oatmeal a month and that is a lot of Round Up to consume into one’s body every day.
We purchased a 25 pound bag of Bob’s Red Mill Organic Old Fashioned Rolled Oats for $72.40.
However, we have since found a 25 pound bag of GrainMiller Certified Organic Regular Rolled Oats that is sold at WinCo for $27 which we purchased.
The Mules would like to see a proper place for every horsewomen/horsemen to tie their horse in every shopping center, parking lot that serves the public and the Public Thoroughfare when coming to town to conduct business in that town. The Mules and all Horsemen and horsewomen are citizens of the United States. Our rights to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness is guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. The right to move freely in this country how you choose, when you choose, is that Happiness.
The relationship between man, woman, and horse is hundreds of thousands of years old, if not millions. It is sacred. The passage of any code, ordinance, law or the building of the Public Thoroughfare in such a way that interferes, curtails or prevents horsemen/women from using said thoroughfare or any venues connected to it is blatantly illegal and unconstitutional. The ages old sacred relationship between mankind and horse harbors the energy accumulated from a history spanning thousands of years. The energy of this relationship works relentlessly to protect and preserve its acquired place on earth. The Mules were born from this energy and our time on earth is to serve it.
The gentleman pictured in the photo above [link to the story here] the Mules believe is saying to the Privateer who owns the parking lot, you have not provided a secure place to tie/park my horse in your parking lot, therefore I am obliged to bring my horse in the store.
The Mules don’t put their energy into buildings, nor do we place our energy into machines & as little as possible of our energy into man-made objects and products. Instead the most of our energy goes to the sacred act of walking and seeking and moving in harmony with the energies of the natural world. This is where we throw our chips. This is the wealth of our future.
Walk across your city, county, state, country.
Take your children in hand, sleep on the ground at night, let Earth’s energy revitalize you for the next day.
Use the public thoroughfare, public lands and public parks.
Awake in the morning, fix a simple breakfast for you and your children, set off on a journey through your town, meeting interesting and varied people along the way.
Give and receive energy from all around you. Be as you really are: a unique receiver, giver and distributor of energy that can only be done by yourself.
Create peace and freedom by the way you walk, the way you live, by the way you be.