Nice blog title, huh? Well, that’s pretty much all I wanted to do, and all I ever want to do, when I read about Monsanto, so I thought it summed the feeling up well. They literally make me cringe. I do not enjoy being a lab rat in someone else’s science experiments.

If you haven’t read about Monsanto, or if you know some, but not a lot, you should read this: Monsanto’s Dirty Dozen. I learned things I didn’t know but am glad I do now. Also, this blog is fabulous: GMO Awareness. I highly recommend a visit for educational (and frightening) realities.


Chew on this…or don’t.

Starting this Tuesday with some infographics, enjoy!

GMO Crops:GMO Crops

If I’m asked one more time to buy cookies, I am going to gouge out my eardrums with pencils:Girl Scout CookiesYum!

Well, hey! As long as it doesn’t kill us immediately and is “similar,” it’s safe, right?Substantial Equivalence

Oh Cheerios! But you lower my cholesterol…right? Fail.Cheerios

Most advanced healthcare, and yet the US is the sickest nation. Yes, our life expectancy has increased, but while living longer, we’re sicker in those years. Fun times…?Biggest GMO Lover

These infographics came from GMO Inside, a fabulous and educational resource.

Also, you should read this: Food Babe Investigates, from 100 Days of Real Food. It is alarming to me what is allowed in the US food supply. Most of the rest of the world, has banned the junk we consume and in some countries, you can go to prison and be heavily fined for putting ingredients in the food, that are commonplace here in the US. Totally perplexing to me.

Corn. Sigh.

Corn, sigh. A lot of individuals don’t realize it’s also considered a grain, nor do they realize it is in almost everything. Plastic, batteries, pre-packaged food, tea, deodorant, etc. It has quickly become the universal ingredient in consumables.

Proudly, I was born and raised in the state of Iowa-the corn state; ironic, no? It makes me sad to read things about how damaging corn is to our bodies, environment, land, and soil when much of the livelihood of the state where I’m from, is reliant on it.

This article, is devastating: http://n.pr/Rlasks. Think about it for a minute, why would you want to put this in your body? Barely anything can even survive around or near it because of the toxicity required to grow it, to meet the world food demand? Do you think that maybe, just maybe, we shouldn’t be consuming this stuff?

Corn is so genetically modified (thanks Monsanto!), most of the countries outside of the US that rely on imports of corn, are now banning it. Doesn’t that speak volumes, to anyone? http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444358804578018472810435506.html

Is this what you want to happen to you? http://vedicviews-worldnews.blogspot.com/2012/09/monsantos-corn-found-to-be-toxic-in-rats.html


Here’s a great chart that quickly explains what GMOs are, and are not, for those that don’t fully understand them. This is also a great example of another area that Europe is way ahead of the USA.

If you’re in California, please vote YES on Prop 37 to require labeling of GMOs! Here’s another chart of the companies that do not want GMOs labeled, Kashi-well, they’re “whole grains (remember, there is no such thing today),” why wouldn’t they want to share what’s in their food? Uh huh.

Maybe it’s just me, but I like to know what I eat, and I think that’s my right, right?

Minor Food Rant

I feel as though there is a food revolution that is really ramping up as of late which I’m thrilled about, but I don’t understand why research and studies haven’t been more appreciated? It’s difficult for me to understand the priorities of our country and governing bodies when it comes to things as important as our health (reactive vs proactive). Would we really not have enough food to meet demand if we decided not to eat genetically modified, disease resistant, high yield, nutritionally depleted food (that’s a mouthful, but true, considering almost everything is today)? We literally have to eat 10 times more healthy food, to get the nutrients that our bodies need, than we did 100 years ago: Furthermore, the preservatives, artificial ingredients, etc. that are “approved” by the USDA and FDA for consumption, are often listed on the “watch-list” but not high enough priority. Take EDTA (Ethylenediaminetetraacetic Acid) for example, which is on the FDA’s watch list for the potential to cause asthma, allergies, and rashes, among other things, but is down far enough on the list it won’t be looked at for years. Okay…so until then we keep eating it not knowing what it does to our bodies? It can be derived from Formaldehyde (YUM!), and is used in paper, clothing, all sorts of consumer goods, down to soda and food. Next time you go to buy salad dressing, take a look at the ingredient list, and look for EDTA, surprise! it’s in almost every single dressing on the shelf.

Think about it: previous generations lived so long, eating lard, bacon, meat, eggs, a fairly high cholesterol diet, but it came from right outside their front door on the farm, where the animals ate what they were supposed to eat.  We do that today, and we have heart attacks in our mid 40’s, do you think there is a correlation between all of the mass production, antibiotics, and food animals are forced to consume now?  When my great grandparents went to the store, was everything in boxes with ingredient lists a mile long that they couldn’t read or even pronounce? Why do vegetables today taste like crap than if you grow your own organically (tomatoes and cucumbers especially!)?

My philosophy on food: If it didn’t exist 100 years ago, don’t eat it. IFI need to buy something with an ingredient list and there are more than five ingredients, put it back on the shelf.

For your Health!