GMOs Are Not Benign

Posted on June 24, 2013. Filed under: Food Politics, GMO | Tags: , , , , |

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What’s in a Burger?

Posted on June 10, 2013. Filed under: What is food? | Tags: , |

I’ve been trying to refine my own understanding of when something is food vs edible. Maybe you can help me with this: what percentage of a hamburger needs to be meat in order to call it food? Check out this brief video for some relevant information: What’s in a Burger?

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Toxic Conventional Strawberries

Posted on June 1, 2013. Filed under: Alzheiner's, Cancer, Neurodegenerative disease | Tags: , , |

I’ve posted previously re: the difference between conventional vs. organic strawberries.  Now this infographic enumerates the toxins in conventional strawberries.

 

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The Case Against GMOs

Posted on May 30, 2013. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , |

I am only a third of the way through GMO Myths and Truths: An evidence-based examination of the claims made for the safety and efficacy of genetically modified crops and already I am compelled to share it.  Far from the intentionally sensational posts of anti-GMO social media groups, this comprehensive report makes the case that genetic modification of the food supply has not only fallen far short of its promises, but has exacted real consequences.  Earth Open Source’s Michael Antoniou, Claire Robinson and John Fagan have compiled evidence of negative environmental, social and health impacts leaving us to ask: What do we want to do about it?

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Strawberries: Conventional vs. Organic

Posted on May 29, 2013. Filed under: Diet, Eat these! | Tags: , , |

Which one sounds like food to you?  Remember, food is:

Any nutritious substance that people or animals eat or drink, or that plants absorb, in order to maintain life and growth.

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I could probably write a whole book describing the  toxic effects of each of the conventional strawberry’s “ingredients”, but I’m called to other efforts.  If you are interested in how everyday chemicals impact your body then I highly recommend Nina Baker’s The Body Toxic.  I was sold on her after reading this very digestible take on complicated material, but then she did me the favor of responding to the email I sent her shortly after being diagnosed with ALS.  Such a human thing to do.

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