Pay attention to the little stickers on fresh fruits and vegetables in the supermarket. They tell us more than we think.
The politics of pesticides has been a controversial topic for decades. It is not only the bee population at risk, but now it looks like our children may be at risk, too.
This is one reason for sticking to organic as suggested by the Environmental Working Group’s “Dirty Dozen”. However, not all people can choose organic due to increased costs. Consequently, they may avoid choosing those fruits and vegetables entirely.
A short slideshow on when it is wise to buy organic.
This article has a lot of good information on some of the food issues facing us with our current food supply in the U.S. Some are controversial; others offer just plain common sense based on current evidence.
The one that is probably is the most controversial is BREAD. Isn’t bread the staff of Life? It has been for centuries, but based on a current book, Wheat Belly written by a physician, Dr. William Davis, wheat is now being scrutinized like never before. My take on wheat is if you have persistant digestive problems you may want to give up this important staple food temporarily. People with celiac sensitivity or those with irritable bowel syndrome may want to avoid wheat to see if the symptoms improve. If they do, head straight for your doctor to further identify any medical problems. Please, as I written before in other posts – do not self-diagnose. Wheat products can be part of a healthy diet as they are fortified with or naturally contain many essential vitamins and minerals, such as B vitamins and iron. The whole wheat varieties give us healthy whole grains, also. Please watch the slideshow.
A very informative article about what really has occurred or not occurred in our food culture as a result of the incorporation of GM foods into the food supply over the past decades. The information presented gives one pause as to what actual benefits have we realized with their use and at what price in the potential harm to our health and environment – no one really knows for sure of the actual harm since safety testing has been sparse (in my opinion). In other words, we should ask ” Where’s the evidence?”
It’s a long and serious article (heavy on genetics at times) but well worth reading if you are interested in digging out some realities about this controversial practice that appears to be with us for a long time whether we like or not. It appears to be from a objective point of view and really raises some interesting questions that need to be asked in an area that is rich with bias on both sides of the debate.