What Are GMO’s And Why Are They Bad For You

I find it pretty scary that over 70% of the food we eat have been genetically modified or engineered and we don’t even know it.  In order  to modify a food, the genes from one species in inserted into the genome of another using a virus as a carrier.   Since only limited testing has been done, we don’t know if this is safe and it can lead to allergies to a food you could once eat because it has been injected with one that you are allergic to.  You would think that being America, we would be more careful of the food we produce for our citizens, but GMO products have been banded by much of Europe and even third world countries.  What’s wrong with us America?  If you want to read more about it, please check out the link below.

Green Living QA: What Are GMO’s And Why Are They Bad For Us

This means that if the wind blows seeds from GM crops into a neighboring organic field for example, the produce in that field could no longer be certified organic. Major retail outlets and supermarket chains across Europe will

Australian study links breast feeding to nut allergies – but not everyone agrees

As a mother, I made the commitment to breast feed our daughter as recommended by my doctor for one year.  The research and benefits at the time were overwhelming.  Long before infant formula was available, children survived and thrived on breast milk.  This study raised an eyebrow with me – is it really accurate.  My daughter has no allergies of any kind and is growing up healthy and strong.  In any case, you can read more about the study and reactions from other medical professionals, then make your own decision with your doctor.  Click on the link below to read more…

Breastfeeding Tied To Kids’ Nut Allergies In New Study, But Not All Agree – Huffington Post

ABC Science OnlineBreastfeeding Tied To Kids’ Nut Allergies In New Study, But Not All AgreeHuffington Post”These results contribute to the argument that breastfeeding by itself does not appear to be protective against nut allergy in children, and tha …

Artificial dyes in foods may be linked to ADHD

Dr. Feingold is a leader in studying the effects of artificial dyes in our foods and a link to ADHD and other health problems.  Our family has been on the Feingold Diet for some time, not due to any symptoms, but simply to eliminate the health risks from additives that are simply not necessary and provide no nutritional value.

Here’s a story that aired last year – but is still relevant if you are thinking about how these additives might be affecting your health.

FDA Investigates Possible Artificial Dyes in Food Products and ADHD Link (Today Show)

Registered Dietitian Rebecca Scritchfield appears in this NBC story, which aired on Nightly News, MSNBC, and Today Show on March 30, 2011. Tom Costello reports on the FDA investigation of the safety of food dyes. Rebecca argues for more natural color…

The FDA says corn syrup is not ‘sugar’

High-fructose corn syrupYou’ve probably seen the ads on TV talking about corn syrup being the same as regular cane sugar – the FDA says ‘Not so fast…’  They recently said no to an effort by the Corn Refiners Association to have the name changed.  Whatever it is called, the risks of high-fructose corn syrup are real.  Here are some simple tips to help you choose better substitutes.

 

 

read more here….

Renaming High Fructose Corn Syrup “Corn Sugar” Wouldn’t Hide Its Health Risks

 

A powerful movie about food ingredients in America

This film, made in 2009, tells the story of how it is possible to create and consume food from real, sustainable sources.  Interviews with farmers and chefs, beautifully filmed, will give you a new perspective on the importance of questioning the foods we consume.  Ingredients is not rated – but definitely worth a view. Bon Appetit!

Ingredients

Inspiring and rich, Ingredients unearths the roots of the local food movement and digs into the stories of the chefs, farmers and activists transforming our broken food system. This upbeat, beautifully-photographed film introduces us to the verdant f…

 

 

 

Here’s a site from New Zealand focused on growning your own food

Interested in growning your own food? This site is based in New Zealand, but has info and resources to help you learn the benefits of producing your own food.

Auckland Biodynamic/Organic Garden Group – Ooooby

The Food Bill is one leg of New Zealand’s compliance with Codex Alimentarius, the “Food Book” set of international food regulations being forced upon all World Trade Organisation states. The Natural Health Products Bill is