Tuesday, August 23, 2011

What is wrong with our food?

I have been searching for easy to understand research to help you consider changing the way you might be eating. My business partner, Kim, wrote about this topic this week and I want to share that information with you. Within her note, there is a link that is an 18 minute long video. PLEASE take time to listen.  (link below)

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Revised: 2/3/2014 

August 23, 2011

Avoid these foods that cause allergies, asthma, cancer.

Do you know about the introduction of genetically engineering, growth hormones, and insecticides to our food supply? Have you dragged your feet when it comes to purchasing organic food, just not sure it was worth the price? Last week I talked about the importance of eating unprocessed foods. Today I’ll go a step further.

Do you or your children or any of the people around you suffer from food allergies, or asthma, or cancer? Does it seem to you that the incidence of these diseases is out of proportion to how things were just a generation ago? What is going on? Has something fundamentally changed? The answer is yes. In the US, foods most of us eat (milk and all dairy products, meat, corn and others) have been modified by the introduction of genetically engineered proteins to enhance food production and resistance to crop diseases. And the effect it is having on the population is widespread and devastating.

An unlikely whistle blower - Robyn O'Brien

No one has brought home a more succinct and compelling message about this issue than Robyn O’Brien. She was a food industry analyst with a Type A no nonsense personality, prior to giving birth to 4 children in 5 years. Totally disinterested in what was in our food supply, she says she once believed that if it was on the grocery shelves, it was safe. “Don’t tell me what to eat, and don’t tell me what to feed my kids”. With 4 picky eaters, limited time and on a limited budget she did her best and thought that was enough, until her youngest child had a sudden and very scary allergic reaction to the family breakfast of Eggo waffles, yogurt and scrambled eggs. The pediatrician told her that these were 3 of the top allergen foods. She was dumbfounded. How could a child be allergic to food? Was there something in food today that didn’t used to be there? An allergy is when the body sees food protein as foreign and launches an inflammatory response against the ‘invader’. She started researching and found out that our food is NOT the same as it was 20 years ago.

So, what has changed?

In the 1990s U.S. food industry scientists introduced genetically engineered proteins into foods to maximize yield and profits. As a food industry analyst Robyn understood the economics. It all made perfect sense. BUT, no human trials were conducted and whereas governments worldwide have decided to prohibit the use of these genetically engineered foods, the US went ahead. Canada, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and all 27 European countries have prohibited the use of genetically engineered foods.

Milk allergies are the most common. In 1994 scientists developed a new protein, a synthetic growth hormone that is injected into cows to produce more milk. Although milk production increases, the cows tend to be sicker and more lame than other cows, so the use of antibiotics was increased to ward off infections. You’ve no doubt heard of this issue. Increased hormone levels in our foods is also now linked to breast, prostate and colon cancer. And the US has the highest cancer rates in the world.

Robyn also talks about the changes made to corn and soy, two foods that are in our processed foods, and the foods fed to beef cattle.

Why is organic food so expensive?

Tax payer resources are subsidizing these genetically engineered crops while organic farmers are being charged fees for their practices, and are given no assistance for marketing or promotion (unlike the dairy and meat industries).

Learn more

Robyn was a speaker at a recent 2011 TED conference. She describes how and why she has become food’s Erin Brockovich. Listen to her short talk asap. In her book, The Unhealthy Truth Robyn features recipes and an action plan for weaning your family off of these dangerous ingredients one step at a time. Check out her website www.robynobrien.com now.

Kim Watson