Who do you beleive when it comes to the real risks or safety standards of Genetically Engineeered (GE) and Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)? Unfortunately too many people with powerful financial funding and incredible incentives are telling us they are safe and basically the same as non GMO foods. Common sense dictates GE and GMOs artificially altered by humans are different from those created by divine nature. There are many unanswered questions about long term serious environmental, health and safety issues from using GMOs.
Unfortunately there are too many clueless, complacent and confused people aware of the fabricated science fiction behind the destructive agriculture and biotechnology practices for GE and GMOs. Previous blog posts have addressed the importance of avoiding Genetically Modified Frankenfoods (anything with artificial or unnatural ingredients) but too many people continue to consume them without understanding the serious downsides and health risks involved. With new knowledge gained from the Food Revolution Summit, GMOs Revealed documentary, Dr Mark Hyman and the Organic Consumers Association this updated post will help shed additional education, information and light on a very dark and deliberately deceiving subject. Many people are harming their long term finances, health and quality of life by a lack of awareness about the dangers and long term health consequences of consuming GMOs. Due to a lack of transparent education and information most people are harming their health and the environment by purchasing and supporting the GMO Frankenfood industries. Even the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) seem to be complacent, confused, conspiring and corrupt in their policies and procedures regarding GMOs.
The many different hidden agendas, opinions and points of view regarding GE and GMOs causes confusion. With a little basic education, common sense and health information we will all be able to make better food choices and decisions regarding our health. If health and wealth are high priorities it is essential we make smart decisions about which foods to avoid and which foods to buy. The goal of this blog post is to educate and inform readers about better food choices.
GE and GMOs 101
Many people are consuming Frankenfoods made with GE and GMOs without awareness of the long term environmental and health consequences. Genetically engineered means changing the genetic code (DNA or RNA) which then alters the natural growth and outcome of an organism and even the organisms that consume it. Most genetic engineering occurs with gene splicing or radiation. This results in an unnatural GMO (GE canola, corn, cotton, soy or sugar beet) that is either resistant to certain chemicals such as a herbicide or it produces its own toxin (Bt corn). Beverages, foods and products containing these unnatural Frankenfood ingredients directly affect the quality of our environement and health. The massive use of chemical herbicides and pesticides is polluting our air, bodies, food, land and waters. Growing GE crops is drastically changing and damaging our farming practices and food support systems. Chemical and heavy metal contaimination and Frankenfoods with GMOs could be responsible for billions of dollars spent on chronic illness and obesity issues. Our health is our wealth and many people are choosing unhealthy Frankenfoods without knowing it.
What we eat and grow is intricately connected to all other aspects of our environment, health and well being. Unfortunately we live in a world where big corporations, mass media and special interest groups can use confusion, deception and misinformation for their profits before people position which can rob us of our long term health and well being. Did you know many developed countries ban GMOs and require ingredient labeling to help protect their citizens? Many even ban animals that have been fed GMOs. When will the US follow their leadership role?
Natural Health 101
Remember…We are what we eat. Children should be learning the importance of buying, eating and growing a diverse array of locally produced, minimally processed, nutrient dense and organic whole foods. Unfortunately at home and in schools children are being brainwashed by advertisements, commercials and government agencies to consume Frankenfoods made with GMOs. Our body and mircobiome is made up of a complicated and elaborate matrix that affects every other cell in our body. Many companies are making big bucks by making Frankenfoods using GMO ingredients. Thanks to the power of independent information sources and the internet we are able to educate and inform ourselves with a wealth of information on holistic health and organic foods. While it can take an investment of time to read, research and review resources to become educated on healthy food choices the hard work has already been done for us. It is highly recommend you access the many resources identified in this blog post to learn the benefits of holistic health and organic foods.
Healthy Food Principles
- Avoid GE and GMO Frakenfoods. Read all food ingredient labels to identify GE canola, corn, cotton, soy and sugar beets.
- Avoid High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS)
- Avoid highly processed and refined fats and oils (canola, corn, cotton seed, peanut, saflower, soy and sunflower)
- Buy in season and local first. Support your local organic farmers
- Buy organic whenever possible. Environmental Working Group identifies foods with the most herbicides, insecticides and pesticides.
- Consume a wide variety of colors of the rainbow whole foods.
- Decide to be part of the solution and not part of the problem. Buy and invest in organic and sustainable agriculture.
- Every penny you invest/spend is a vote for healthy or unhealthy food choices.
- Food is our freedom, fuel and future. Support
- Remember … You are what you eat…Choose wisely
- Remember …You will pay the price for yur choices and ignorance of Frankenfoods and GMOs is no excuse any longer.
Check out the The Food Revolution Summit with Ocean Robbins for more detailed information on healthy plant based food suggestions.
Healthy Habits & Habitats
In 2018 Morningstar NEWS will focus 50% on Healthy Habits and 50% on Healthy Habitats. Researching and role modeling proven principles for a fantastic future drives us to share these words with wisdom. Our vision is attracting a wide variety of eco friendly people to help design, build and live in a more healthy and sustainable way. We invite ideas, insights and inspiration to help us focus our planning and progress. Sharing solutions, strategies, suggestions and systems will help us all design and develop better eco communities and transition towns.
Where is Your Gap?
What actions, behaviors, beliefs and decisions regarding your habits and habitats are impacting your happiness and health? What is your motivation for making better choices to avoid health hazards and adopt healthy habits? Investing in our health helps protect our wealth. When we are happy, healthy and holistic we naturally shift to a more sustainable ecological, economical and environmental friendly lifestyle.
Mastery Action Plan (MAP)
Our daily habits and habitats directly impact our happiness and health. There are many reasons to avoid Frankenfoods and GMOs for better happiness and health. What are you willing to do differently today to embrace better choices in 2018? Creating a healthy habits code of conduct and mastery action plan will enhance our quality of life. Our happiness and health benefit from healthy challenges, changes and choices. Choose wisely.
Call to Action
What comments, commitments or concerns come to mind regarding healthy habits and habitats?
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