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Whether you are aware of it or not, powerful multinational corporations have been exerting undue influence over government and elected officials, and gradually hijacking and taking control of our food system in ways that profit the corporations and sabotage our and our planet’s health. Increasing numbers of people are learning this, getting angry, and taking action against it, and an unprecedented food fight is currently taking place in this country that literally will decide the future of our food.
I wrote about this several years ago, but it’s a message that some people weren’t ready to focus in on then so it bears repeating. What follows is a slightly updated reprint of an article, “An Independence Day Message: Fight for the Right for Real Food,” that I wrote in 2010.
Eat sugar comes with bitter health consequences – see my article A Reminder about The Bitter Truth About Sugar – and just this week a new study came out that estimates that sugary drinks alone kill 184,000 a year through diabetes, heart disease and cancer (see story). Even knowing the risks of sugar, many people are addicted to sugar and have a hard time eliminating it from their diet.
So, how do you kick the habit and adopt a sugar-free diet when the sweet stuff is so hard to resist? Here are three plans.
by Melissa Diane Smith
How this common grain sets us up for a variety of health problems.
Q: Why is wheat such a problematic food for so many people? Was it always not good for us, or has it become worse for our health in recent years?
– Kris B., Chicago
I recently learned that my books Going Against the Grain and Going Against GMOs are frequently bought together on Amazon.com. That’s great to learn! If you read Going Against the Grain first, then Going Against GMOs, you’ll get a crash course on the biggest food issues of our time that are rarely covered by mainstream media but are vital to know about to dramatically improve and protect our health.
Want to join others who are reading both books in succession so you know how to change the foods you eat to revitalize your health? I’m offering a deal during the summer that gives you incentive to do that: Purchase both Going Against the Grain and Going Against GMOs (in either paperback or e-book form), email or mail your receipt to me, and get $30.00 off the price of any nutrition coaching program or $25.00 off my Get Started Combo nutrition counseling services. (Trust me when I say that my Get Started Combo will never go any lower than that!)
By Melissa Diane Smith
The last few months there has been so much news about genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in our food and the pesticides that go with them, it’s difficult to keep up! Here’s a quick rundown of the most important consumer-oriented headlines:
In April, Chipotle Mexican Grill became the first restaurant chain to remove all direct sources of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the ingredients it uses in cooking.
According to the company, the tortillas, corn, rice, beans, vegetables, chips, salsa, and marinades used to cook the meats all are not genetically modified. The 1,831-restaurant chain also is now using GMO-free sunflower oil and rice bran oil in place of the soybean oil it used to use.
This year’s March Against Monsanto Day of Action is May 23, 2015. The March Against Monsanto is a people-powered, worldwide display of protest against unnatural genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in our foods and against the chemical companies, such as Monsanto, that produce them. The event is a terrific vehicle for expressing our upset, anger, and frustration about the corporate takeover of our food. With the media and Internet coverage the event gets, the March Against Monsanto also does a fantastic job of raising awareness about the serious issues and dangers associated with GMOs to the masses.
But when the marching is over, what then? The goal is to collectively take action against GMOs in our everyday lives to create a tipping point of consumer rejection against GMOs and kick them out of our food supply for good. As a non-GMO speaker and nutrition counselor, I’ve found that most people, including many activists, don’t know how to avoid genetically modified foods and don’t realize that’s something we can do right now, even though we don’t have mandatory labeling. That’s exactly why I wrote Going Against GMOs, an easy-to-understand consumer’s guide to take back our food and health. It’s also why I’m offering the Call-to-Action Special Edition of my book at an unbelievably discounted price through May 31, 2015. (If you prefer an e-book version of my book, get it here.)