Do we eat genetically modified (GE) foods? The quick answer is: almost certainly. Remember that the vast majority of US corn and soy come from GE seed, and that these crops are generally used as feed for cattle, hogs and poultry, or otherwise used in the many processed foods found in grocery store aisles. Alfalfa is the fourth largest crop grown in the US and is most commonly used to feed dairy cows and beef cattle. So, if you drink milk, eat beef, enjoy the occasional slice of bacon with your breakfast, order chicken in your Caesar salad or ever indulge in processed foods, cereals and desserts with ingredients like high fructose corn syrup and soy lecithin, THEN GE crops are most certainly a part of your food chain. How’s that make you feel? What’s worse, you can’t be sure when you eat them or in what form, because there is no requirement to label foods with GE ingredients.
Part I: OBAMA ADMIN’S new mission to squash “burdensome” regulation & play nice with BIG Farm businesses CREATES frenzy green-lighting genetically engineered crops
FarmAID.com — Just weeks into the new year, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced the full deregulation of Monsanto’s Roundup Ready alfalfa—a genetically engineered crop variety designed to withstand Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide. The move gave the OK for commercial planting to take place this spring without restrictions. A week later, USDA announced the deregulation [...]
One by one, the establishment is picking off the favorite foods and supplements that millions of Americans rely upon to keep us healthy and out of the clutches of the drug and medical industries. Two weeks ago it was eggs. We showed that it was another research group that was heavily influenced by it’s funders that skewed their own research data.
Wasting food is bad for US Family Economy: For the average US household of four, food waste dumps $1,350 to $2,275 of our food budget down the drain each year! Wasting food is bad for our waistlines, too. Research shows that people unintentionally eat more calories when they’re faced with larger portions. This translates into a lot of extra — unneeded and unwanted — calories (and pounds).
Why do researchers and nutritionists keep beating up on eggs? Isn’t it the perfect food? This off-on relationship has been going on for decades, but this newest attack takes the egg ! Canadian researchers at the University of Western Ontario now claim that eating three or more egg yolks per week is as bad for your arteries as smoking. Really? Are you kidding? Seriously? Come on! Give me a break!