FOOD, FACTS and FADS

Exploring the sense and nonsense of food and health


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Words of Wisdom? Our Food System.

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For his TEDx talk, click on “What’s Wrong With Our Food System? in the following article. This amazing kid has been talking sense about our food systems since he was eleven years old. His approach is anti-GMO and pro-organic farming.  For more information on Slow Food USA, click HERE. Enjoy!

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Problems with Monsanto?

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GMO foods have long been hotly debated and almost everything you read is biased one way or the other, i.e. you’re either for them or against them.  I don’t know if they are harmful and yet I don’t know if they are safe. Now the debate has switched to whether they should be labeled or not. But what seems to be apparent, Monsanto (their creators) is at the heart of the matter.

I would like to see more information from either side on the claimed benefits of GMO crops since their inception 20 years ago, particularly nutritional benefits for  human health.  So far, it appears that the claimed benefits only favor Monsanto that produces both the  herbicide, Roundup and the seeds created by Monsanto to resist Roundup. Bring on GMO foods for better human health instead of profits for Monsanto and others and the debate on their merits may change.

Yellow rice is often proclaimed to be an example of genetically altered crop that offers nutritional benefits since it is a product designed to contain more beta carotene, a form of vitamin A that would help prevent blindness,  common in developing countries. Though it has been around for about 10 years, it still has inherent problems with its yield and growth capabilities. Read my previous post HERE.

For more on the potential of GMO crops that could offer nutritional benefits, Click HERE.

 

 

 


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On the Fence about GMO Foods?

If you are confused about all the talk on GMO foods, Dr. David Katz presents the best advice to the consumer I have read about this ongoing debate. The article provides some good news about new forms of soybean oil found in so many processed foods. It is about time we see some healthier benefits of genetic engineering instead of just for the purpose of promoting the sale of Roundup (glyphosate) by Monsanto.

I am  more concerned about the presence of glyphosate in our food due to the increased use of it not only on food crops but other applications in our environment. Is it carcinogenic ? – there is no definitive answer yet.

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