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The Unsustainable Absurdity of the Average American Diet

Have you ever thought about how wildly unrealistic and unsustainable our current diets are?  Items that don’t grow within the same season are commonly consumed together. Things that don’t grow on the same continent are combined into all sorts of meals.  We eat blueberries in December and drink pumpkin spice lattes in the summer.  We eat tropical fruit with Midwestern grains.  Without the transportation system, there would be absolutely ...Read full article...

Fine print of the food wars

Creating ‘ownership’ of seed through patents and intellectual property rights and imposing it globally through the WTO, the biotech industry has established a monopoly empire over seed and food. by Vandana Shiva The Asian Times July 25, 2014 Monsanto and friends, the biotech industry, its lobbyists and its paid media representation continue to push for monopoly control over the world’s food through its seed supply. This “empire” is being ...Read full article...

Hungry for land: Small Farmers Feed the world

Governments and international agencies frequently boast that small farmers control the largest share of the world’s agricultural land. When the director general of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization inaugurated 2014 as the International Year of Family Farming, he sang the praises of family farmers but didn’t once mention the need for land reform. Instead, he announced that family farms already manage most of the world’s farmland – ...Read full article...

The Big Risk of Nano-materials in your Food

The problem with nano-packages is that their powerful payloads may cause harm to those who eat them in their food. With the arrival of globalization and due to monopolistic practices and technological advances, our food supply became dependent on a global system of production, distribution and manufacturing. Today, food is not anymore what we plant and harvest, but what others create in a lab, often times without the proper ...Read full article...

The Destructive Impacts of Industrial Agriculture

“The claim that the Green Revolution or genetic engineering feeds the world is false. Intrinsic to these technologies are monocultures based on chemical inputs, a recipe for killing the life of the soil.” By Dr. Vandana Shiva Asian Age May 28, 2014 We are made up of the same five elements — earth, water, fire, air and space — that constitute the Universe. We are the soil. We are ...Read full article...

Men, Beware of this Toxic Chemical in your Food and Environment

The existence of toxic chemicals in our environment and especially in our food must be of grave concern to all. However, the fourth article of the Chemical Reality series is going to focus on a toxic substance that affects men in particular. Its name is Atrazine. It is produced by Big Chem, more especifically, Syngenta. If you have never heard about atrazine and how it degrades human health and ...Read full article...

The Multi-tasker Carcinogen in your Food

Science is great when scientists use it to manufacture products that make our lives easier. But science can sometimes be the worst culprit when it is misused to hide the dangers that some chemicals pose to human health. In the first article of this series, I demonstrated how easily chemicals get into the food supply and how every time humans, animals and the environment are exposed to them, disease ...Read full article...

Chemical Reality: The Nastiest of the Nasty

In the first part of this series, I concentrated on describing the two main definitions of food that most people use to guide their eating habits. I also began laying down the ground for a detailed description of pesky ingredients that are present in our ‘food’ even though they are not supposed to be there. As explained in the first article, food is understood either as “something that nourishes, ...Read full article...

Chemical Reality: What you Eat is not what you Need

The following is the first part in a series of articles that will focus attention on the food industry’s success in making people believe that processed and packaged products can pass as food. In this article, I will attempt to bring attention to the definitions of food we know and start unmasking the pesky ingredients that are present in our ‘food’ even though they don’t qualify as such. First, ...Read full article...

Researchers produce probiotics from bacteria found in baby feces

Researchers from the Institute of Research and Technology of Catalonia (IRTA) have isolated several strains of bacteria from lactic acid extracted from feces and, that after culturing, were used to ferment cured sausages. The results of the study were reported today by the Department of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries, Food and Environment, which oversees the IRTA. With the results found by IRTA, people who can not consume dairy products could ...Read full article...
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