Gosh I can go on and on about these two subjects, but I am going to sum them up as best I can so you all clearly get the ideas I am conveying. Where to begin… Well let me ask you this .. Do you know what you’re buying when you food shop? Food shopping is so important for you in so many ways. Everything you put into your body effects you. The food you eat can change your mood, your energy levels and most of all have an impact on your health. Energy levels big topic ill touch more on for you guys in the future, but eating clean and smart increases your energy and gives you more stamina. Hint Hint.. Lol Anyways, I want you guys to read the labels please. Take the extra time to do it. WAKE IT UP!!!!! PAY ATTENTION!!!!! LISTEN AND LEARN!!
Ok people some of you have no idea what Organic means, so here I go breaking it down for you. Organic means that food is grown without the use of harmful chemical pesticides, weed killers or fertilizers. Organic foods do not involve Genetically Modified Organisms (also known as GMO’s or GM foods). Organic foods are not processed using industrial solvents, irradiation, and do not contain chemical food additives. Organic farms tend use traditional methods, which involves all natural pesticides, weed killers, and mulch. The farmers also practice field swapping in order to produce healthier crops. NASTY!! I Don’t understand why anyone would want to buy anything other than organic. You don’t willingly want to ingest poison do you?
So when your shopping read for these labels. Pay attention to what you’re buying. And don’t be a cheap ass! These products may be a few cents more but isn’t your health worth it? Your gonna save on those future doctors bills in the long run. I am happy knowing the money is going to support farmers who practice organic farming techniques, which are less harsh on the environment and less harsh on animals and better for me!! Living a cleaner life, helping reduce pollution should be a concern to you and your family. I know its worth it.
So you know organic foods are healthier for farmers because they are not exposed to the horrible chemicals day in and day out. The animals and plants raised organically are healthier as well. Same theory for you as a consumers ingesting vegetables that have been treated naturally leaves less threat to your health. On the non organic argument, researchers say you can wash off the chemicals and have no negative effects . Umm yeah sure, I am not taking my chances. I am much more confident eating food I know is not contaminated thank you!!
GM FOODS!!! ARGHHH!!
So I am going to touch on the Genetically modified foods (GM foods)… YIKES!! SCARY Shit!
This is going on everywhere . Guys we need to know what is happening especially for our children and our future generations.
GM Foods are derived from GMOs (genetically modified organisms). GMOs have had certain changes made in their DNA by genetic engineering techniques. DISTURBING!!!!! GMOs are microorganisms, plants and animals that have had their genes altered. UNNATURAL PEOPLE!! Usually they are modified either to further scientific research or to alter the food supply. Most common GM food includes adding of antibacterial genes to plants, making new foods by mixing genes from one to another, and adding animal genes to plants and vice versa. YUCK!!! And lastly the introduction of genes that make organisms bigger or harder. I know some men that may need this .. SHHHH lol.. little Joke. On a serious note all of that sounds pretty wacked to me. Why the hell would we willingly want that in us??
Be on guard for some of the most common genetically altered foods. The top GM foods currently are sugar beets, rice, corn, dairy products and soybeans. Millions of farm animals are fed genetically modified feed. Products that are genetically modified do not have to be labeled. Sadly enough, but that will be another days discussion. But as I stated earlier read the labels closely at the store. Don’t dick around! The best friend your body has is you!
Yes that’s my tofu and I am pointing out to you guys what it says. It’s safe to Nom out on this . Lol
To be fair I will state the benefits of the GMO that is being talked about. The advocates say that they GM foods have a better quality taste and that the produce will keep longer. Studies have shown people chose a GM tomato over ones that were not. BLAH!!! lol Studies say that animals withstand factory farm conditions and they have fewer health problems. CONFLICTING READS ON THIS> It is also said that farmers won’t have to spray their crops any longer because they will have a tolerance to resist pests. Some of their foods will be modified to contain additional vitamins and minerals. Hello I know we are perfectly capable of getting our adequate supply of what we need without the modification process. OPPPs sorry trying to let them have their say.. Arguments state that this will help people in countries not getting the sufficient amounts. Well here I go again interjecting.. There is also serious concerns about the ethics behind scientists manipulating the genetic makeup of food used for consumption, with no true understanding of the long-term effects on human health. It is clear that this debate will continue until more research is done, and more information is revealed. But Honestly I think it’s a fast make money political greedy scam. The concept is to make faster, cheaper and more quantity, but in reality its taking the same time to create these crops and the genes are still altered with all kinds of risks to us.
I must voice the studies on the drawback for the GM’s.Introducing plants and animals that do not naturally occur into the ecosystem could have devastating effects on current species due to cross breeding and cross-pollination. This could have negative impact on our environment. Herbicide resistant plants could spread their trait to weeds which would make them harder to kill.Making plants and animals that are resistant to bacteria . In turn this makes bacteria stronger and harder to kill. Making plants herbicide resistant can lead to weeds that are herbicide resistant as well. There have been isolated incidents of animal deaths after eating genetically modified foods that are identical to foods being sold to humans.
Genetically modified foods have the potential to cause increased allergy reactions in people as well as nutritional problems . Some people with specific sensitivities have already been reporting increased allergic reactions to GM foods. Recent research has findings that indicate GM foods are potentially dangerous and could create new forms of disease and nutritional problems . Animal tests with GMOs resulted in test subjects developing FATAL allergic reactions, genetic defects, and more. Another negative aspect of GMO’s is their frequent cross-pollination with non-genetically modified organisms.
Animals that are ingesting crops that have been genetically modified to produce the pesticide Bt (approved for human consumption in the United States) have died by the thousands,(SICK) while animals grazing on a non-GM version of the same crops remained unharmed. Upon autopsies, researchers have found black patches in the animals’ livers and intestines, internal bleeding and other signs of Bt poisoning. ( HERE IS WHERE I PUKE!!! ) OK I am back.. LOL Farm workers have begun developing allergic reactions upon handling Bt corn, similar to the effects experienced by people exposed to Bt spraying.
AGAIN I CANT STRESS ENOUGH…Seek products that are specifically labeled as non-GM or GMO-free. However, it is rare to find products labeled as such. Research websites that list companies and foods that do not use genetically modified foods. I will touch more on this in the future.
Notice the NON GMO labels on the Soy milk and Almond Milk . Although it is said that GMO’s are found highly in soy . I am showing you guys that you can still buy soy items that are very good to ingest.
Lastly to sum this topic up I want to talk about our future, our Children and how this may affect them. Children are three to four times more prone to allergies than adults. Infants below two years old are most susceptible to have the highest incidence of reactions, especially to new allergens encountered in the diet. The slightest amount of allergens may cause reactions in children. Breast fed infants can be exposed via the mother’s diet, and fetuses may possibly be exposed in the womb. Studies show that babies exposed to GM products could lead to a dramatic rise in allergies. GM corn is particularly problematic for children, as they generally eat a higher percentage of corn in their diet.
Every wonder why the kids today are mush bigger than the previous generations. A huge cause is what we are feeding them. Milk and dairy products from cows treated with the genetically engineered bovine growth hormone contain increased amounts of this hormone which has been associated with breast and prostate cancer. Studies done by The Council on Scientific Affairs of the American Medical Association and the Cancer Prevention Coalition shows digested products absorbed,particularly in infants, produce hormonal and allergic effects. The GM milk is inducing premature growth and breast stimulation in infants, and possibly promoting breast cancer in adults. HEARD ENOUGH YET!! I know I have, but wait there is more..
Children are more susceptible to nutritional problems. Worldwide studies have shown that genetic modification could lead to unpredicted harmful changes in the nutritional state of foods. It is highly recommended that potential health effects of GM foods be rigorously researched before being fed to pregnant or breast-feeding women, elderly people, those suffering from chronic disease, and babies. It is also found that GM foods can affect the sexual development in children due to the unexpected changes in estrogen levels. It has also been found that even small nutritional changes could cause bowel obstruction and irritation.
Children are in danger from antibiotic resistant diseases. GM foods have antibiotic resistant genes which in turn will cause our children to be at risk for facing antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria. The antibiotics therefore will not be useful in helping them fight infections.
Hope you learned a bit from this. I want to give you guys a better understanding of whats going on out there and educate you some on keeping on guard. With this information be wise to protect yourself and your loved ones. I seriously want you guys to be aware of what your eating and what the future holds for our health as greedy corporations will twist the information as best they can to make a quick buck.– Peace and Love – R