Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Take control of your food

The most important step [to breaking big Pharma and big Food’s grip over our lives] is to change the way you eat. The diet is simple: eat whole, plant-based foods, with little or no added oil, salt, or refined carbohydrates like sugar or white flour…There is nothing more convincing than experiencing the change for oneself. That crucial shift in the way we think about our health will happen, one person at a time. Eventually, policy will begin to change. Industry, deprived of the income produced by ill health and our ignorance, will follow.— Whole (electronic edition), chapter 19

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This is especially important with the recent ruling in favor of Monsanto. And the reluctance of congress to take a stand on labeling GMO foods—despite the overwhelming support amongst consumers. Mind you, I'm not talking about passing a law to ban GMO foods, just a requirement to label them as such! We have a right to know what we are eating and then choose whether to consume it or not.

By the way, have you seen the video where the little girl tries to make a sweet potato grow? No? Very enlightening; you can see it here. Be prepared to cease buying non-organic potatoes, sweet potatoes...well, the list goes on. Even among organic, local wins out. Watch the video to see what I mean...
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