Check out Marion Nestle's blog post about “food company sponsorship of nutrition research and practice.” http://www.foodpolitics.com/2013/11/more-on-food-company-sponsorship-of-nutrition-research-and-practice/ She advises: "In my opinion, agriculture, food, nutrition, and health professionals should dismiss industry-sponsored research out of hand, and journals should not accept industry-sponsored papers."
Did you know that the current GMOs used in the US are all reliant on the high usage of pesticides? The same companies creating and patenting those GMOs are also creating the toxic pesticides used to grow these crops. Get informed: http://gmoinside.org/faqs
Thanks to GMOs and the toxic chemicals associated with their use, the Monarch butterfly has suffered a significant loss of habitat. It does not look good for our precious Monarch butterflies. Some experts fear that their spectacular migration may be near collapse. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=667265196647280&set=a.468695639837571.108816.402058139834655&type=1&theater
Let's not confuse what we're paying for with cheap food produced by industrial agriculture! Join us to demand a safer and sustainable food system! www.fooddemocracynow.org #food #organic #sustainability #quote
In a paper published in the peer-reviewed Environmental Sciences Europe, Chuck Benbrook, research professor at Washington State University's Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources, found that Monsanto's Roundup Ready #GMO technology, which dominates corn, soy, and cotton farming, has called forth a veritable monsoon of herbicides, both in terms of higher application rates for Roundup, and, in recent years, growing use of other, more-toxic herbicides.
Why are we not working to rejuvenate our own soils with sustainable composting, waste management, and organic agriculture practices, instead of depleting the very fragile, tropical soils of other countries to meet the American demand for faddish specialty foods? http://pinterest.com/higherinspire/super-foods-quinoa-taking-back-our-power/ http://www.smallfootprintfamily.com/the-environmental-impact-of-imported-superfoods/
Smart Health Talk Most Important for Health: GMO vs Organic: What should we be labeling here...? Find #local #sustainable #food @ eatlocalgrown.com/ Smart Health Talk top recommendation if can't grow your own. Find local farmers markets and CSA (Community Sustainable Agriculture) that will feed, & deliver just picked organic food to your house. Is so awesome/delicious. Make meals from what you get. Learn from CA GMO efforts: www.smarthealthta...