Future of Food?

Posted on May 1, 2008 By

Please, dear blog-readers, accept my apologies that I don’t have the time right now to sufficiently write my own thoughts on the matter of corporate control and manipulation of our food supply. However, this 10-minute video does a fair job of introducing the issues surrounding GMO (genetically modified) foods and the effects on the world wide food supply, as well as the implications for our future. Please take the time to watch.

Related information, from Dr. Mercola’s website:

The fact is that genetically modified foods are so prevalent in the United States that if you randomly pick an item off your grocery store’s shelves, you have a 75 percent chance of picking a food with GM ingredients. This is because at least seven out of every 10 items have been genetically modified.

Here are four simple steps to decrease your consumption of GM foods as much as possible:

* Reduce or eliminate processed foods in your diet. The fact that 75 percent of processed foods contain GM ingredients is only one of the many reasons to stick to a whole foods diet.
* Read produce and food labels. Conventionally raised soybeans and corn make up the largest portion of genetically modified crops. Ingredients made from these foods include high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), corn flour and meal, dextrin, starch, soy sauce, margarine, and tofu.
* Buy organic produce. By definition, food that is certified organic must be free from all GM organisms, produced without artificial pesticides and fertilizers and from an animal reared without the routine use of antibiotics, growth promoters or other drugs. Additionally, grass-fed beef will not have been fed GM corn feed.
* Look at produce stickers. The PLU code on stickers for conventionally grown fruit consists of four numbers, organically grown fruit has five numbers prefaced by the number nine, and GM fruit has five numbers prefaced by the number eight.

Some additional tidbits:

  • There are no labeling requirements for Genetically Modified food products.
  • There have been no studies done on the effects of GMO foodstuffs on humans.
  • Approximately (probably more) 7/10 of the food items on our grocery shelves have been genetically modified or contain genetically modified ingredients
  • Even the supporters of GMO foods are concerned with the long-term containment of these modified genes and are concerned about tainting the food supply.
  • Corn and Soybeans are the largest percent of genetically modified foods on the market today

Whatever your immediate reaction to this issue may be, remember to always evaluate everything critically and to do some research (preferably outside of the mainstream media bias). Dare to think outside of the prescribed box (ie: for yourself, analytically) and ask the questions about who the issue/topic is truly benefiting and toward what end… and don’t be afraid to make the connections that those others seeking power and control their own benefit (& generally at the expense of others) would prefer you simply not see.

Try researching Montsano, Morgellon’s Disease, GMO (genetically modified food), and other links for an assortment of additional information on this topic. Then consider buying local organic food and writing letters to the politicians objecting to the practice of genetically modifying our food, and not even giving us an informed choice about whether or not to consume it.

Peace, Love, Light… and Health.

Healing & Wholeness

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