Wednesday, September 12, 2007

If You Like Scary Movies

Rent the "Future of Food" from Netflix, a documentary about the shady business of genetically modified (GMO) foods. It's a chilling look at our current food chain that is slowly being taken over by corporations (Monsanto, you're the devil) who are patenting seeds and strongarming America's farmers into subsidized GMO agriculture. Without boring you with the details let me just say this. PLEASE buy organic. I know it costs more but YOU ARE WORTH it. Go to the farmer's market, buy local, in-season produce. It tastes better, it's better for you, better for the economy and the future of food as we know it. If more people support organic farming it will be cheaper. Better yet, grow your own! I'm planting almond trees this year because the FDA has decided to pasturize ALL California almonds for "Public Safety." I can't tell you enough how much this irks me.

Here's a tip next time you go to the grocery store. You know those little stickers on your produce? If it has numbers on it from 3000-4000 it is commercially grown pesticide, herbacide, fungacide, poisoned food. If it has a 5 digit number beginning with a 9 it is organic. GMO foods will have a number starting with 8 but so far the only ones that we are 'aware' of is corn, soy and papayas. The patent office of America has GMO seeds on file for every fruit and veggie out there. It's just a matter of time until the only option we have as consumers are 'Frankenfoods." The majority of soy and corn is GMO even though they are not labelled as such. That may explain why corn and soy allergies are fast becoming the biggest food allergy in this country. Say NO to GMO!!


risty said...

Wow....never knew that. It is scary.


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