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Spot the GMO!

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Choosing between natural and genetically modified products is not always an easy task at your local supermarket. Fear not! Most produce are actually non-GMO, but we’re not here to talk about those. When choosing dairy, check for sources and look for tags that certifies non-GMO. Here are the 10 most common items that are grown or contain GMOs:

  1. Corn. 88% of corn grown in the US are from GMO seeds.
  2. Soy. 90% of all soy products are derived from GMO sources. Soy products include tofu, soy sauce, and edamame (soy beans).
  3. Sugar. Majority of strains is modified by tech giant Mosanto to resist herbicides
  4. Papayas. GMO papayas have been grown in Hawaii since 1999
  5. Zucchini. Modified to resist viruses
  6. Yellow Summer Squash. Similar situation as zucchini
  7. Aspatame. Toxic additive used in a variety of food products derived from genetically modified bacteria
  8. Cotton. Cotton oil originating from India and China are at most risk
  9. Canola. One of the most chemically altered foods in the U.S. diet, canola oil is obtained from rapeseed through a series of chemical actions.
  10. Dairy. One fifth of all dairy cows in the America are pumped with growth hormones. These hormones are banned in 27 countries, but are still in U.S. cows.

 

To avoid GMOs, look for these labels:

usda organic Organic means no GMOs

  The USDA National Organic Standards prohibit the use of GMOs.

 

 

nongmoproject

Non-GMO Project Seal

Choose products that have been verified non-GMO by a 3rd-party

 

 

 

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7 Creative DIY Indoor Gardens

Here at Droponic we are all about indoor gardens. We love that plants have the power to liven up a room and instantly boost your mood. These indoor gardens can be decorative, functional, or, better yet, both and fit snugly anywhere inside the home from the kitchen to the bedroom. Some plants, like basil, can even emit sweet fragrances that will transport you to a whole new world. So today we’re taking a look at 7 creative DIY indoor gardens that you can make at home.

1. This herbalicious indoor garden makes cooking a fun thyme (see what I did there?). Plant your most frequently used herbs in small mason jars in the kitchen and label them for future use. Simply grab some oregano or bay leaf as you embark on your next culinary adventure! (Source)

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2. Have a lot of plastic soda bottles at home? What better way to upcycle them than to create your own hydroponic indoor garden with plastic bottles! A beautiful setup and a great way to reuse those plastic bottles. (Source)

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3. For a more rustic look inside the home, try out this DIY vertical planter made from a recycle shipping pallet. Click here to find the tools, elements, and useful tutorial needed to recreate this beautiful planter in your own home. (Source)

Pallet planter

4. Did you inherit a lot of gorgeous teacups from a grandparent? Found many beautiful vintage teacups on your last stroll through a yard sale? Bring them to life by using them in your next DIY indoor gardening project to grow delicious microgreens, herbs, or vegetables. (Source)

Teacup

5. One of the simplest ways to start your own indoor garden is with these cute little eggshell planters. The materials are extremely easy to get a hold of and you can quickly do this in a few hours over the weekend to get ready for some beautiful greens to sprout from your eggshells! (Source)

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6. For a vintage indoor garden look, try making this mini herb dresser with a recycled library card holder. Herbs can be popping out from different compartments to create a fun and whimsical look for your indoor garden. (Source)

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7. Grow an eclectic mix of plants inside light bulbs for another cool indoor garden to brighten up your living space. You can even hang up these bulbs on different levels to create a beautiful jungle look next to your window. (Source)

Lightbulb plant

So there it is, 7 creative DIY indoor garden ideas we’ve sourced from around the web. We’d love to see what other indoor gardens are out there so let us know what your indoor garden looks like by posting a picture in the comments below!

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