Serious Stuff

What’s the serious stuff? It’s information about the food industry that will hopefully make you a better consumer. Your best-made choices of what types of nourishment that you put into your body are based upon being informed. Make your own decisions. It’s all up to you.

Labeling genetically-modified organisms (GMO) is a hot topic right now — serious stuff! The State of California’s Proposition 37 mandates labeling of foods containing GMOs — unfortunately this proposition DID NOT PASS!

This chart from Cornucopia.org identifies those companies that are fighting against GMO labeling (on the left) and those companies that are supporting GMO labeling (on the right). Some of the brand names might surprise you. Also, note the amount of funding provided by each side to fight or support the action. Interesting.

It’s interesting, because growing up in California in the late 1960s and early 1970s, I don’t remember going to school with any kids who had food allergies. And now food allergies are so prevalent that adults have them, too. Hope to find out the causes soon.

And so sad to find out that Prop 37 didn’t pass in California. Nutiva posted this “food pyramid” on Facebook.

The new GMO Pyramid (Courtesy Nutiva)

And here’s another powerful graphic on GMOs….

Courtesy Robyn O’Brien

23 states are now working to get genetically engineered ingredients in our foods labeled because 61 countries already do. Why is America behind the times?

Recently, GMOInside.org posted the below graphic showing brands that produce breakfast cereals that may contain GMOs. The list might surprise you!

Don't buy GMO-laden breakfast cereals (Photo Credit: GMOInside.org)
Don’t buy GMO-laden breakfast cereals (Photo Credit: GMOInside.org)

See the image below to understand the cost of organics and why it’s cost-effective to buy and eat them.

Organic IS the real bargain!!  (Photo Credit: Growing Organic, Eating Organic)
Organic IS the real bargain!! (Photo Credit: Growing Organic, Eating Organic)

The Organic Trade Association has published this “map” of the US showing facts about organics.

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Scary poster below on how a serving of soda can affect your health:

Take a look at how that innocent soda can affect your health (Photo Credit: Paleo/Primal Living)
Take a look at how that innocent soda can affect your health (Photo Credit: Paleo/Primal Living)

And try to remember how important bees are to our agricultural systems!

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Your produce choices WITH BEES and WITHOUT BEES.  (Photo Courtesy of Whole Foods Markets)
Your produce choices WITH BEES and WITHOUT BEES. (Photo Courtesy of Whole Foods Markets)
Why Bees Matter! (Photo Credit: Whole Foods Market)
Why Bees Matter! (Photo Credit: Whole Foods Market)

Rawforbeauty.com’s graphic below shows some great herbs and spices that heal the body.

Healing Herbs and Spices (Photo Courtesy rawforbeauty.com)
Healing Herbs and Spices (Photo Courtesy rawforbeauty.com)

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