We are about to be bombarded with a new level of food manipulation. Are you ready? Below I have linked a must see video and included links to other resources to get you up to speed on the newest produce-related technologies and ways to avoid it.
Manipulation of farmed produce began with pesticides, many of which were made from chemicals left over from WWII.
Eventually, genetically modified (GM) seeds were developed to allow more chemical spraying “without damaging” the plants. (Learn more about GMOs here.) Originally declared safe, these GM foods are damaging and negatively effect the microbes in our bodies, especially the gut.
More recently, gene editing (most often referred to as CRISPR technology) took “genetically modified” to a whole new level. (Watch the video in the link to learn more.)
And, now we will be forced to eat a plastic coating, known as Continue reading
Well, I know you don’t really need a recipe for corn on the cob. 🙂 But, now that it is corn season (at least in the South), I wanted to share a few things about finding healthy corn. Continue reading
Are you purchasing produce that is making your healthy or sick? If you are still eating produce grown with pesticides, please consider the following:
- pesticides are known to accumulate in the body over time
- pesticides tend to accumulate in the fat tissue of the body, such as breasts and prostate glands, which can affect healthy tissue in these areas
- studies have linked the amount of pesticides eaten to emotional stability
You may consider eating organic to be more expensive, but in the long run you are saving much more in health problems and future medical bills. Continue reading
I recently listened to Alan Levinovitz speak about his new book, The Gluten Lie and Other Myths About What You Eat. The “gluten lie” part of the title intrigued me since I have had a few gluten revelations of my own this summer. Continue reading
“... children are much more sensitive and vulnerable to chemicals than adults are.”
― Dr. Philip Landrigan, MD (Dean for Global Health at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City)
If you are not yet familiar with the Environmental Working Group (EWG) and their food lists, you should check them out. Known as the “Dirty Dozen” and the “Clean Fifteen,” these lists help you to minimize your pesticide intake. Continue reading