The Natural Effect #foodie friday

If you thought you were doing the right thing by buying products labeled “natural,” you’re not alone. Which is why it may surprise you to learn that by law this label means absolutely nothing. It carries no definition, the FDA has never defined it, and it is simply used by the food industry to sell product, charge premiums and mislead you. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

GMO OMG: a film for #foodie friday

Today in the United States, by the simple acts of feeding ourselves, we are unwittingly participating in the largest experiment ever conducted on human beings. Each of us unknowingly consumes genetically engineered food on a daily basis. The risks and effects to our health and the environment are largely unknown. Yet more and more studies are being conducted around the world, which only provide even more reason for concern. We are the oblivious guinea pigs for wide-scale experimentation of modern biotechnology. This opens with a lovely poem and looks like a really wonderful and important film. Below I've included a list posts that consider our contaminated food supply… [click on title to read the rest]

Organics: know what you’re buying. Agribusiness owns lots of them #foodie Friday

Proposition 37 (the legislation to label GMOS that was up to vote on in California) lost. It lost because agribusiness poured millions and millions of dollars into defeating it. Many of the companies that paid to defeat it are in the organic business. I suggest avoiding giving them our business. (businesses listed)

Genetic Roulette – The Gamble of our Lives ( #foodie Friday)

As I've talked about in many posts our food supply is toxic. This is a good film that really goes into the basic problems of our food supply today. Our physical and mental well-being both are intricately tied with the food we put in our bodies.

How do genetically engineered crops affect humans and animals? No one knows

Genetic engineering is a threat to food security, especially in a changing climate. The introduction of genetically manipulated organisms by choice or by accident grossly undermines sustainable agriculture and in so doing, severely limits the choice of food we can eat. Once GE plants are released into the environment, they are out of control. If... Continue Reading →

America wants GMOs labeled: we have a right to know

Demand that we label GMO foods...more than 1 million people have requested this of congress. It's time they listened.

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