Saturday, May 28, 2011

GMO or GE foods

GMO (genetically modified organisms) or GE (genetically engineered) foods are all over the market today.  Food that has been genetically altered to do that which does not occur naturally created in a laboratory.  There is no way to tell when you are eating something genetically modified aside from the obvious, like a Grapple. In some other countries, they need to put a warning on the label because they have not been proven safe.  But the powers that be in America do not think that is necessary because they haven't been 'proven' harmful.  Meaning the people that can afford to make studies on the products are the ones making money off of it.  Therefore they would never fund something that could take away money from their money bags.  Monsanto, the front runner in GMO seed production had made a statement before that putting a GMO label on a product is equal to putting a skull and crossbone on the product.  If you don't believe me, google it.

I fully believe in nature.  Nature produces beautiful food for us to eat.  One of God's many gifts to man.  Unfortunately, man has become greedy and nothing is more important than lining your pockets with money.  I know I've read that GMO products do not produce seeds that can be planted to make more crops for the next year.  Doesn't that seem odd?  We have become a fast food nation, wanting food fast and cheap, so I'm sure they (GMO creators) think they are doing us a favor.  They are giving us what we want, as opposed to what we need.  As a country our health has been declining and I wouldn't be surprised if the same people who are benefiting from GMO are also benefiting from our ailments.

Corn and soybeans are the highest producing GMO products.  Did you know that allergies to corn and soybeans are becoming more common?  Look at your ingredient lists next time you go food shopping, there is corn and soy in almost everything (most likely GMOs).  Our bodies don't like all these simulated products, no matter how cheap it might be.  I encourage you to read up on these products and make an informed, logical decision on these products that are lining your shelves.  Really think about it.  I could go on and on, but I'll stop here, I don't want to overwhelm you too much.

I want to make a little side note that it is hard to change your eating lifestyle overnight.  I have been doing research and taking things out of my diet slowly for the past 5 years and I'm still working on it.  Baby steps

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Introduction

I've been sitting on this blog address for a few months and hadn't yet figured out what to use it for.  I was originally going to start up my own photography business and use this to showcase photos.  I've come to an understanding with myself, that right now is not that time.  My children need me and this is one of the reasons I'm so passionate about what we eat.

Education is so important.  One thing that we are not properly educated on is our diet.  We know we aren't supposed to eat certain things, buy WHY aren't we supposed to eat them.  I'm going to do my best to research this and share what I've learned.  It might shed some light on why we, as a nation, are so unhealthy.  And hopefully it will spark some 'passion' to seriously change your eating habits.  For those of you who are spiritual and believe your body is a temple, some food most definitely should be considered as a hazard to your temple.