Under the guise of mass production to feed the world’s hungry, Big Agra has artificially and genetically altered staple crops like corn and soybeans. And while this seems to be a noble cause, the introduction of genetically modified organisms or GMOs into our food supply may have far-reaching negative consequences.
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Amy Considine has written 18 articles so far, you can find them below.
With such a high percentage of foods containing GMOs in some way, shape or form, you may be asking yourself how you can possibly avoid what I’ll call the GMO Bad Nasties. And with over 70% of the food in grocery stores today containing some sort of GMO, admittedly this is a tough one. Luckily, there is a way. One of the best ways to avoid GMOs is to go organic.
So, how do corporations and politics, food production and distribution tie in with world hunger? As previously mentioned, it’s complex. While there are many “experts” who point the finger at overpopulation for the reason that nearly one billion people in the world go hungry, I submit that the root cause lies within inherently flawed production and distribution systems.
It seems the more I read about food, the less inclined I am to be waving any sort of banner in anyone’s face about what we should or should not be eating. Why? As hinted at in a previous article, I am coming around to the notion that what we choose to put in our [...]
I am no fan of pantyhose. The mere sound of the term “pantyhose” is just not appealing. Who named them anyway? To make a long story short, a guy by the name of Allen Gant invented them back in 1959. They were quite revolutionary in that they eliminated the need for multiple “foundation” garments (thank [...]
Approximately two thirds of our planet is covered by water. But how much of it is usable for humans? The answer: 1%. That’s it. Only 1% of the water on our planet is considered fresh water and usable by humans. The other 99%, we can’t really use. Let that sink in for a few seconds.
If you’re humming The Bangles’ tune Manic Monday right now, you’re definitely a child of the 80′s. And now that I have your attention, let’s talk about meat. (You can still hum along if you’d like). The Great American Meat Out is coming soon on Saturday, March 20th. As mentioned in previous posts, I know [...]
My last posts were pretty serious, and with good reason. So I am going to lighten it up a bit for this installment. After all, it’s March, the beginning of Spring, and we’re supposed to be thinking green. We celebrate all things Irish, blossoms arrive on tree branches and grass begins to poke through the [...]
If consuming monosodium glutamate (MSG) and its related substances is safe, then why do we need a “Cheeseburger Bill?” Otherwise known as the Personal Responsibility in Food Consumption Act, (which has not yet become law so there’s still time…), the Cheeseburger Bill was initiated and passed by the House of Representatives to prevent people from [...]
People get excited about food. And people get especially excited (even defensive and agitated) when we start talking about what’s in their food. At least that is what I experienced from my last post, MSG by Any Other Name. Perhaps it is because they are unknowingly consuming hidden neurotoxins or excitotoxins in the form of [...]
I am writing this because I had a whopper of a headache after eating some seemingly innocent “all natural” onion ring snacks. Man were they tasty! Sure, I probably ate more than I should have, but they were soooo good. Shortly thereafter, my migraine set in which prompted me to look at the ingredients on [...]
Wow, that’s a hefty title. And, this may be a somewhat ironic topic by virtue of the fact that you’re most likely “plugged in” to the Internet right now reading this. More ironic, still, is that I was “plugged in” when I wrote it. But beyond the technicalities and plays on words, there is a [...]
Beauty is only skin deep. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. You are what you eat. We’ve all heard these sayings before. But you may not have heard this one: You are what your skin eats. What?!?! Over the period of one year, over four pounds of cosmetics can be absorbed through the [...]
Are we that much dirtier than we were 50-60 years ago? (Keep those thoughts clean, I’m talking laundry here!) And, do we really require industrial-strength, petroleum-based detergents and synthetic fabric softeners to get the grime out of our clothes? Given that we’ve entered into the 21st century and much of our work is hardly [...]
I recently had the opportunity to visit a locally-owned, coffee shop called Sacred Grounds in upstate New York. Sure, I could have stopped at that famously-named coffee shop along the way, but I didn’t. I shopped locally. Why? For several reasons. Firstly, it’s new in our community and I thought I would check it out. [...]
Let’s face it, even smart people can get confused. And super-busy smart people can get more confused just because they don’t have time (or don’t *think* they have the time) to “slow their roll” and get their proverbial stuff together, especially when it comes to what we eat. On a macro scale, I think mass [...]
Eco-steps are not just for the home front. You can carry eco-steps principles just about anywhere– even to work! My friends at Treehugger and Planet Green put together a handy little list of things you can do to help lighten your load on the planet and your pocket!