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There has been a lot of controversy about GMO (genetically modified organism) food in the media lately. As scientists find more evidence of the GMO health risks, we find ourselves faced with a choice. Do we demand that our food be labeled GMO or do we continue to take the risk of eating food that could be potentially hazardous to our health?
Wax was first applied to the skins of fruits and vegetables for longer shelf life hundreds of years ago. Today, that tradition has drastically changed with a new generation of chemicals and compounds.
When you buy non-organic produce from the grocery store, you are getting additional chemical coatings. The FDA admits that these edible coatings have been associated with a number of problems, ” [Produce coatings] can result in tissue destruction and the production of substances that contribute to off-flavors and off-odors, as well as the potential for growth of foodborne pathogens such as Clostridium botulinum.”
What is gluten and why you should know about it!
Almost everywhere you go nowadays, you hear the “gluten-free” catch-phrase, and you may be wondering what it is all about. IS it just a fad? Or is it real? What is gluten?
“Gluten” is the general term for a mixture of tiny protein fragments found in grains such as wheat, rye, barley, spelt, faro, and kamut.
Why does gluten intolerance seem to be suddenly, steadily increasing? What happened?
How fresh is the produce in your supermarket? When you consider that the produce has to be harvested by the farmer, then travel to a middle man, then possibly to another middle man, then to a refrigerated supermarket warehouse, then finally to your grocery store, you realize that the expensive produce that you spent good money for is probably at least 1-2 weeks old. Compare this to walking out into your garden and harvesting a sweet ripe tomato or sugar snap peas that are mouth wateringly sweet and bursting with nutrition.