Sunday I returned from the Natural Products #ExpoEast in Baltimore where many companies are embracing organic and avoiding the risks of GMO;s and glyphosate. The conference shares the greatest and latest natural products so stay tuned for future posts about the top products and trends. While the previous blog shared why schools should serve organic food to our children today we drill deeper to share even more about the dangerous duo of glyphosate and GMO. Yes, this topic is that important for your family and friends because the dangers and risks are so significant. The tipping point is near as more people discover that buying organic is better for our happiness, health and heart. As more people stop buying beverages and foods that contain glyphosate and GMO they will stop showing up in our farming and food distribution system. Invest a minute to think about the dangers of consuming beverages and foods that contain both known and unknown toxins which can drastically damage us and our environment. The recent court case evidence further validates the dangers of glyphosate causing cancer.
Too many people are unfortunately still in the dark or unaware of the dangers and real risks lurking in our foods. The shameful labeling laws and misguided safety standards in the US have created the Sick American Diet (SAD) where Genetically Engineered (GE), Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and glyphosate Frankenfoods are allowed. Since there are powerful financial factors and factions involved, our families are being constantly exposed to unhealthy beverages and foods. Common sense indictates that GE and GMO Frankenfoods are not healthy or safe to consume or use. There are too many unanswered questions and warnings about the long-term environmental, health and safety consequences from consuming GE and GMO Frankenfoods. We deserve clear labeling to avoid all GE, GMO and glyphosate in our foods.
Unfortunately, there are too many complacent, compromised and confused people falling for the fabricated science fiction propaganda promoted by Big Agriculture, Biotechnology and Government Agencies pushing the GE and GMO Frankenfoods agenda. When you care about your family it is obvious we must choose organic foods free of GMO’s and glyphosate.
Previous blog posts have covered the need to avoid all GE and GMO Frankenfood (artificial, synthetic or unnatural) ingredients and foods containing glyphosate. Too many people continue to buy and consume unhealthy foods without comprehending the serious environmental and health hazards caused around the world. There are many books and documentaries covering the education, information, and insights regarding the dark side of the agriculture and biotechnology industries dedicated to GMOs which put company profit margins before considering peoples health.
We could we be allowing our long-term health and quality of life to be harmed by a lack of awareness about the health hazards and risks from consuming GMOs and glyphosate? Due to profits before people the information most people are receiving covers up the health hazards and environmental harm from consuming GE Frankenfoods. We can not depend on government agencies that have become complacent, confused and corrupt by corporations to guide and protect us. It is up to each of us to wake up and watch out for what we buy and feed our families. We must be diligent when it comes to food ingredients, safety, and transparency.
With education, common sense and health information, we are able to make better food choices and decisions for our families. If education and health are high priorities it is essential to make smart decisions about which foods to boycott and which foods to buy. The goal of this post is to educate and inform readers about healthy food choices.
Flee from Frankenfoods
Frankenfoods made with GE and GMO ingredients and treated with toxic agriculture chemicals like glyphosate are a significant risk to our environment and health. When they change the genetic code (DNA or RNA) there is no way of knowing the consequences long-term. Genetic Engineering is like playing Genetic Roulette with Mother Nature and can result in a recipe for disaster. Canola, corn, cotton, soy or sugar beets are common GE and GMO Frankenfoods in highly processed and refined foods. Beverages and fake foods containing these unnatural Frankenfood ingredients, directly and indirectly, affect our health and well being. The massive applications of chemical fungicides, herbicides, insecticides and pesticides are polluting our waters and our world.
Growing GE crops is drastically altering and damaging our farming practices and food support systems. Chemical and heavy metal contamination combined with Frakenfoods could be responsible for billions of dollars spent on chronic illness, disease and obesity.
What we serve our family determines all aspects of our health and well being. We live in a world where big corporations, mass media, and special interest groups can use confusion, deception, and misinformation for their power and profit proposition. Many countries ban GMOs and require clear and concise ingredient labeling to help protect their citizens. Even animal products that have been fed with GMO crops can be banned. We fmust be a leader and protect our families.
Healthy Food for Healthy Planet
We must foucs on the importance of buying, eating and growing a diverse array of locally produced, minimally processed, nutrient dense and organic whole foods. Serving healthy nutrient dense organic whole foods at home will set the foundation. Many adults and children are being brainwashed by advertisements, commercials, and government agencies to consume Frankenfoods made with GMOs and glyphosate. Our body and microbiome are made up of a complex and interconnect web that affects every other cell in our body. Thanks to the power of the internet we have access to independent and informative sources that are transparent and better able to educate and inform us with a wealth of wisdom on healthy organic foods and ingredients.
Safe Strategies and Suggestions
- Avoid GE and GMO Frankenfoods with GE canola, corn, cotton, soy, and sugar beet.
- Avoid High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) which is typically from GMO corn.
- Avoid chemically processed oils with canola, corn, cottonseed, peanut, safflower and soy.
- Support your local organic farmers.
- Serve organic foods. Environmental Working Group identifies foods with the most fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, and pesticides.
- Teach children how to be part of the solution and not part of the problem. Promote organic, regenerative and sustainable agriculture.
- Every dollar we spent on healthy food is an investment in our finances and future.
- Remember: Being healthy, wealthy and wise is a result of our choices… choose wisely.
Glyphosate is patented as an antibiotic, herbicide, metal solvent, weed killer and more. Dr. Stephanie Seneff a top MIT researcher believes glyphosate is the solvent that leaches lead and other heavy metals into our water supplies like in Flint, Michigan. Her research team is studying how glyphosate and heavy metals ionically bond to do even more harmful things that they do independently. Many scientists have identified over 100 cities with high aluminum, lead, mercury, cadmium and arsenic contamination.
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 environmentally 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? Deciding to follow 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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