*Continuance of “My Story” starting with Blog #1: When your life flashes before your eyes in a flood gate of memories…
(It’s Mom again, writing!)
I heard Dr. Tom O’Bryan during “The Gluten Summit: A Grain of Truth”, question his listening audience from all around the world with, “Are we ‘humans’ with a ‘genetic expression’, or are we a ‘cellular expression’ having a ‘human experience’?” I remember laughing out loud at that, then shortly thereafter NOT laughing and finding myself really thinking about what he said. Thought provoking question.
Have you ever thought about WHAT it is that makes you human? Or thought as to how your body is intricately designed? Do you know what you, I, and every living thing is made up of?
Kelly and I just talked about this again recently, what makes up our body and how each person is so alike yet so different from another human being.
The answer to what makes us human? “Cells”. Every “living” thing is made up of cells. When a living cell is fed what it specifically needs to function, it thrives and is productive within its environment, working with other cells to become its full potential. When living cells are missing specific nutrients designed for their specific makeup, or are being poisoned by something being put on or into them, then that cell/living organism/human will not thrive, but instead self-destruct.
Chemicals are used in a lot of ways here in America. “Roundup”, a chemical produced by Monsanto(one of the world’s biggest chemical companies), is the most widely used herbicide in the the United States. About 100 million pounds of Roundup are applied to U.S. farms and lawns every year, according to the EPA(Environmental Protection Agency).
Glyphosate is a toxin and active ingredient in Roundup. Glyphosate levels have soared in recent years. Glyphosate kills human cells, particularly embryonic, placental and umbilical cord cells. What is being sprayed on food crops(industrialized farming using Roundup ready seeds) and lawns(to kill weeds but not grass) is literally killing us as humans, amphibians, plants, and mammals too.
Dr. Joseph Mercola says, “Every one of us have a pervasive exposure to toxins on a regular basis. It’s unavoidable in the 21st century… We need to eliminate glyphosate(from our body) before it ruins our immune system(resulting in chronic infection).”
Surely you have heard the arguments about chemical poisons in our industrialized food system. How does growing genetically enhanced, science-based crops that are then used as ingredients in foods(GMOs, Genetically Modified Organisms) mess with our health?When laboratory designed foods with GMO ingredients come into our digestive system, which cannot recognize the “food” AS food, then our Immune System see it as an enemy, not recognizing it and ready to fight. These designed foods are part of what is causing so much ill health all around the world. Since our body cannot recognize the DNA of the foreign food, the “food” ignites a defensive pattern in our bodies to hold back the “invader”. After years of these patterns taking place, our bodies become inflamed and eventually illness sets in. The truth is, this system of making food doesn’t help us. It harms us.
There’s more going on here than meets the eye. We were told in the 60’s(that a “new type of genetically modified wheat, containing Glyphosate and various kinds of gluten) that this new wheat produces twelvefold the amount of produce compared to older versions of wheat, and that it would solve the world’s hunger problem. On the surface, it may look like it solved the world’s hunger problem. But in reality, these foreign additions into food, designer foods, and chemicals used to grow the crops are all cellularly killing us as a race, from the inside out.
I remember a long time ago, wondering why the starving little people across the world who received daily rations of food(grain from America) had protruding bellies. That just didn’t make sense to me. Why were they bloated if the had so little food? They certainly were not overfed or had any way to overeat. But now, I wonder no more. Sadly, I don’t think the “saving the world’s hunger problem” has been in their best interest.
Believe it. Or not. I hope we each do our research and find out for ourselves what is good for us vs. what really does harm our health.
Family is important! Is it to you also? I came across a group called Moms Across America recently. These moms are responsibly informed, helping to educate others and making an impact in our world through their various efforts to clean up our food system in America. Check them out online.
I encourage each of us to do our own investigating. By watching any of the documentaries, movies, or videos from the list provided below from the Moms Across America’s website, we have a good, reliable information base to start from!
Having not seen most of these videos(I do plan to see each one in the coming months), I can tell you that “Food Matters” is an informative selection to start with, or “Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of Our Lives”. Also, “Super Size Me” is very eye-opening to anyone who thinks “fast food” is nourishment to our bodies. GMO 101
From Moms Across America’s website, “The movies and videos everyone should watch to understand what is going on with our food supply and Genetically Engineered crops in the USA and other countries.”
- Communities Rising – A Story of Courage, Creativity, and Contribution. Across America, citizens are rising up, taking action and protecting their families from GMOs and toxins. Meet just some of the amazing people Zen Honeycutt and family met when traveling across our nation on the National Toxin Free Tour.
- Secret Ingredients – While the debate rages on about GMOs and pesticides, this powerful film by Amy Hart and Jeffrey Smith shares remarkable stories of people who regain their health after discovering the secret ingredients in their food and making a bold commitment to avoid them.
- Peril on Your Plate – Over 190 million hectares in 28 countries around the globe is currently under cultivation using GMO crops and weed-killing chemicals. GMO proponents see it as a high-tech solution to feed a growing population, others remain skeptical.
- The Food Cure – The Food Cure follows six cancer patients who make an unusual choice: they decide to face their disease with organic plant-based diets. Unproven, untested and highly risky, these methods might be their last chance to live.
- Modified – a first-person documentary-memoir that questions why genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are not labeled on food products in Canada and the United States, despite being labeled in 64 countries around the world.
- Moms Across the World Videos
- Poisoned Fields: Glyphosate, The Underrated Risk?
- Consumed the movie by Daryl Wein http://www.consumedthemovie.com/
- Seeds of Death: Unveiling the Lies of GMOs (2012 Documentary)
- By Gary Null This is a very good documentary that covers a lot of information.
- All Jacked Up (2008 Documentary)
This documentary from 2008 is every bit as relevant today as it was then. We follow the food choices of 4 average high school/ college age people and what drives them to eat the way they do. You can find it at http://alljackedupmovie.com/nt/ They have a free download right now. I intend to make sure my local library adds this documentary to their offerings. I think every middle school, high school, or college age student should watch this film. Great interviews with experts.
- Our Daily Poison (2011 Documentary)
Marie-Monique Robin who gave us The World According to Monsanto brings us a lot more information on just what is going on with the food supply and the chemicals it is doused with. I haven’t seen this yet, but I’m looking for it.
- Bought (2015 Documentary)
This documentary covers GMOs, Big Pharma, and Vaccinations and the links on how they work together to the detriment of our health and environment. It is soon coming out on DVD.
- YERT: Your Environmental Road Trip (2011 Documentary)
- Bad Seed: The Truth About Our Food (2006 Documentary)
Even though this was made in 2006, it was updated in 2011 and is still very much worth watching. It is great to see some of my favorite food freedom fighters as they were before most people had a clue what was going on. I’m so glad they have hung in there through the years.
- The Corporation (2003 Documentary)
- Unacceptable Levels (2013 Documentary)
- Crazy Sexy Cancer (2007 Documentary)
- Living Downstream (2010 Documentary)
A woman’s journey to find out how she got cancer.
- Olomana Gardens Permaculture and Aquaponics (2009 Documentary)
- Symphony of the Soil (2012 Documentary)
- Nero’s Guests (2009 Documentary)
- In Organic We Trust (2012 Documentary)
- May I Be Frank (2010 Documentary)
- Killer at Large (2008 Documentary)
- A Place at the Table (2012 Documentary)
- Food Stamped (2010 Documentary)
- Planeat (2010 Documentary)
- The Gerson Miracle (2004 Documentary)
- Dying to Have Known (2006 Documentary)
- The Idiot Cycle (2009 Documentary)
- Doctored (2012 Documentary)
- Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days. (2009 Documentary)
- Sustainable Table: What’s on Your Plate? (2006 Documentary)
- What’s on Your Plate? (2009 Documentary)
- War on Health, FDA’s Cult of Tyranny (2012 Documentary)
- Vegucated (2011 Documentary)
- Vanishing of the Bees (2009 Documentary)
- Super Size Me (2004 Documentary)
- Seeds of Death: Unveiling the Lies of GMOs (2012 Documentary)
- The Real Dirt on Farmer John (2005 Documentary)
- Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees
- Telling Us? (2010 Documentary)
- Nourish: Food + Community (2009 Documentary)
- Michael Clayton (2007)
- Ingredients (2009 Documentary)
- Hungry for Change (2012 Documentary)
- Frankensteer (2005 Documentary)
- Forks Over Knives (2011 Documentary)
- Food Fight (2008 Documentary)
- Food Beware: The French Organic Revolution (2008 Documentary)
- Fed Up (2014 Documentary)
- Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead (2010 Documentary)
- Fast Food Nation (2006)
- Farmageddon (2011 Documentary)
- Dirt! The Movie (2009 Documentary)
- Death on a Factory Farm (2009 Documentary)
- Percy Schmeiser – David versus Monsanto (2009 Documentary)
- Chow Down (2010 Documentary)
- Big River (2010 Documentary)
From the two young men who brought us “King Corn”. Now they are checking out what happened downstream from their GE Corn Crop. Their findings are pretty scary.
- The Beautiful Truth (2008 Documentary)
- Ground Operations: Battlefields to Farmfields (2013 Documentary)
- Fresh (2009 Documentary)
- Food Matters (2008 Documentary)
- Tous cobayes? (2012 Documentary)
- The World According to Monsanto (2008 Documentary)
- King Corn (2007 Documentary)
- The Future of Food (2004 Documentary)
- GMO OMG (2013 Documentary)
- Food, Inc. (2008 Documentary)
- Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of our Lives (2012 Documentary)
- Bitter Seeds (2011 Documentary)
Micha Peled is the producer/director of this film that covers the issues with Bt-cotton and what it is doing to the farmers in India and their families. http://www.itvs.org/films/bitter-seeds