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ORGANICALLY GROWN HEALTHY FOODS V CONVENTIONAL FARM GROWN FOODS

The difference between healthy foods organically grown and conventional farming?  In a nutshell, organic farmers are not at war with nature.  Therefore, the organic grower works with nature and not against.  Also, the organic grower does not use toxic chemicals.  This makes our healthy foods selection healthier.  To meet market demands conventional farming is encouraged to use toxic chemicals.  Arguably farmers are well trained using these chemicals.  However, the fact remains,  the chemicals are toxic and accidents can and do happen.  Consequently, we cannot dismiss the possibility of danger to the consumer and the environment.

Diagnosis of cancer-related illness is predicted to be one in two people.  Is it any wonder concerns are rising! Therefore, does it not make sense to look at what we are eating?  In other words, are the healthy foods healthy?

Should our food bowl be containing residues of pesticides, herbicides, and fumigants? Are synthetic fertilizers, antibiotics and growth promotants affecting the human body?  GMO fruit and vegetables as to their safety to humans are in question.

Most of all,  is our governments acting in our best interests and be forthcoming with information?

Hence what follows in this article may shock and disturb and it is only the tip of the iceberg.

HEALTH NEGATIVES FROM GMO FRUIT AND VEGETABLES.

Crossing plant species has a long history in our world.  Traditionally the aim was to increase bug resistance increase yield and enhance the taste. The changes evolved slowly through natural occurrences, giving our bodies a chance to adapt.

In contrast, the current process is very different.  In the first place, scientists take cells of another organism and copy them in a laboratory.  A pathogenic virus is inserted causing the gene to activate in the targeted organism. The virus remains active.  Therefore, within one generation, we are consuming a new species of plant.  Moreover, the nutrients of the plant and the way our body processes the plant are often different.

Studies carried out on dwarf wheat showed when compared to an old unmodified wheat, Einkorn, dwarf wheat had 42 chromosomes as opposed to Einkorn of just 14.   What is the effect of these additional chromosomes on our DNA?   Human trials cannot be located prior to roll out.  Please refer my article on Organic Turmeric showing a positive change in DNA.

FURTHER STUDIES CARRIED OUT AFTER RELEASE OF CURRENT GMO’s

The British Journal of Nutrition released a study that showed transgenic DNA from Genetically modified soy and corn.  GMO soy and corn survived the acidic conditions of the human gut and passed through intact.  Yet, traditional corn and soy completely broke down in the gut.

Further in an article published by Patricia Michl (http://www.capitalpress.com/Opinion/Columns/20170209/ the Seralini study showed more disturbing results when studying the effects of GMO food.   “In fact, the Seralini study is one of the very few lifetime GMO feeding trials; it stands as the gold standard for showing the correlation between GMOs and cancer, tumors and organ damage.  ” Patricia Michl writes.

MORE CONCERNS ABOUT GMOs

Dr. Druker, founder of the US lobby group, Alliance for Biointegrity says “not enough is known about this process to guarantee public safety. ”  In addition, world-renowned geneticist Dr. Mae-Wan Ho and Australian scientist Dr. Judy Carman say “there is evidence to show GM technology is harmful to humans and the environment.

Concerns about Roundup-ready GMOs designed to withstand herbicides crossing with weeds.   If this were to happen it would have an enormous effect on eradication of that weed or weeds.

The nutritional value of the plants has been deteriorating for some years now. For instance, some reports are indicating that GMO is depleting vitamins and minerals.  So then, is lower nutrition because the food is not digesting in our gut as with traditional plants or, are certain nutrients not in the plant anymore?

GMO terminator or suicide seeds threaten our very existence.  Limiting our ability to recover from a worldwide catastrophic event.

Some GMOs have a known herbicide built into them now and others are herbicide resistant.  Increased use of herbicides on those GMO plants engineered to tolerate herbicides. Will GMOs affect our on DNA over time making us more susceptible to diseases?

HEALTH NEGATIVES FROM HERBICIDES AND PESTICIDES.

ORGANOPHOSPHATES

Dianne Loughnan wrote in her book “Food shock” The Australias chemical registration body (APVMA) has been reviewing 8 dangerous chemicals (banned in other countries)  for 13 odd years.  Australia has suspended the use of Dimethoate.  This chemical is used to control fruit fly in fruit and vegetable crops.  However, Fenthion, a suggested alternative,  is an organophosphate. In fact organophosphates, in general, have been linked to adrenal thyroid and pancreatic tumors in lab rats. Still, other studies have linked organophosphates to early onset Alzheimer’s disease.

DIPHENYLAMINE

Australia and the US are spraying DPA (diphenylamine) after harvest on fruit. Furthermore, the chemical has been banned in Europe.  An article published in the Daily Mail Australia http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2405078/ headlined the following “Up to 98% of our fresh food carries pesticides:  Proportion of residue doubles in a decade.”  Moreover, the article goes on to say, “experts at the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute in Northern Ireland found residues of the antioxidant diphenylamine and the fungicide carbendazim on apples ‘were not decreased by washing”  Below is the list from the Daily Mail article

Chemicals in your shopping

WHAT HEALTHY FOODS ARE WE ACTUALLY BUYING AT THE BIG STORES?

Dianne Loughnan listed what we can expect in our shopping basket in her book Food Shock.

  • Apples have additive 901, applied to increase shine.
  • Fresh garlic made white with chlorine gas and sprayed with fungicides.
  • Paraffin oil or a mineral-based oil helps preserve commercially produced hen eggs
  • Carotenoid dyes such as apo-ester and canthaxanthin are fed to commercial layer hens to make the egg yolks more yellow.
  • Antioxidants help prevent fats and oils from going rancid
  • Bleaching agents make flour whiter
  • Emulsifiers ensure mixers containing water and oil do not separate
  • Food acids balance sweetness in sweet foods and enhance the fruit flavor
  • Free flowing agents ensure products such as salt flows freely.
  • Enzymes prevent lollies from crystallizing.
  • Colors make food appear more palatable.
  • Thickeners ensure an even consistency.

All things considered, safe levels of chemicals used on our food may not be accurate.   The toxic load is not taken into account when declaring our food safe.  Blind acceptance seems a big ask.  Also, our very perception of healthy foods is challenged.

In conclusion, the safety of our food is in the hands of our regulatory bodies. Or is it?  We as consumers can drive change by our purchasing power. Healthy foods can still be healthy.  Conventional large-scale farming is not all farmers.  Many smaller farms produce products with ethical animal management and the minimal use of harmful substances if any. There is also a growing number of organic farms using non-GMO and no harmful chemicals.

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Sources:

Image used http://www.pan-uk.org/

http://www.capitalpress.com/Opinion/Columns/20170209/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2405078/

Book reference: Dianne Loughnan – Food Shock

 

SOME REASONS TO GROW YOUR OWN ORGANIC FOOD

Growing your own organic food is healthy and nutritious.  Read on to find out why.

FEEDING THE WORLD

The world’s population,  www.worldometers.info, the population at this moment sitting at 7.5 Billion.  That alone is a reason to have a go at growing some or all of your own organic food bowl.  Imagine feeding 7.5 billion people!  It’s difficult! This huge amount of people is possibly one of the reasons we are finding that the very food that we consume each day, that we have paid for at the stores, well, may not be as fresh as we thought. The food industry is worth trillions of dollars, so you can imagine the amount of buying and selling and traveling that is going on over very large distances to finally reach our food stores.  

WHAT WE SEE IN OUR FOOD STORES

When we browse through our local supermarket, evidence of imported produce is there in black and white.  It’s great that we have laws that protect the consumer and this is one of them.  E.g. garlic from china etc., etc., is required by law to be labeled.  Hmm, it appears that a lot of our fruit and vegetables have clocked up more travel hours than I could ever hope to do.  Next time you go to the supermarket and if you have the time, it is interesting to note the different countries that supply our fruit and vegetables.  Organic certified food is  priced higher than it’s non-organic counterparts but I still believe they are well worth it.  Growing our own or some of our food is a cheaper option for better quality food. 

10 REASONS TO GROW YOUR OWN NON GMO ORGANIC FOOD.

  1. Saves you money and you get to eat what you grow
  2.  Fruit and vegetables are grown with,  organic fertilizer, organic soil, Non G.M.O. seeds/seedlings) and organic bug control is healthier to consume.
  3. Your home-grown fruit and vegetables travel from your own garden to your kitchen.
  4. You know how fresh they are and how long it has been from harvest to you consuming them.
  5. Organic and non gmo seeds chosen result in better tasting and healthier produce.
  6. You are able to have a ready supply of your favorite ingredients for your cooking.  This is especially true for various herbs.  You don’t have to rush to the store.
  7. At the time of consumption, you reap the benefits of fruit and vegetables fully loaded with nutrients.  (Storage depletes these nutrients by almost half over a short time for some vegetables).
  8. The opportunity to reconnect with nature after a day at work.
  9. You have taken a step toward controlling your own food bowl.  You have produced, harvested and stored your own home-grown vegetables.
  10. Eating fresh fruit and vegetables, cooked or not, aids in weight loss and gives an amazing boost to your general health.

I hope the above plants a seed in you to start your journey of producing some or all of your own fruit and vegetables.  The taste alone will be worth it!

Enjoy and thrive on organics.