A statement about GMOs from U.S. Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva, representing Arizona’s 3rd district

This statement was read before the premiere showing of the GMO-related suspenseful thriller Consumed at The Loft Cinema in Tucson on April 12, 2016.

Thank you for holding this important event to bring to light some very disturbing realities around Genetically Modified Organisms.

Genetically Modified Organisms raise significant concerns right here in Arizona and around the United States.  An escalating reliance on GMOs has coincided with increased use of toxic chemicals in farming, threatening the integrity of our environment and our food, and posing growing risks to farm workers.

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Non-GMO Food & Film
Community Event is this Tuesday!

by Melissa Diane Smith, author of Going Against GMOs

NonGMO Food and Film event memeJust a quick reminder: This Tuesday evening, April 12th, at The Loft Cinema is the not-to-be-missed, non-GMO food and film community event of the year in Tucson!

It starts at 6:00 p.m. with a Non-GMO Information & Food Fair in the patio: You can buy a non-GMO dinner from a food truck, do some farmer’s market shopping for fresh produce (don’t forget to bring a cooler!), and purchase non-GMO skin care products, snacks, desserts and a personally autographed copy of Going Against GMOs from local vendors at the fair.

That’s followed by the premiere screening in Tucson of Consumed, the first dramatic thriller feature film set in the world of GMOs at 7:30 p.m.

After the movie, farmer Anne Loftfield of High Energy Agriculture and Renee Kreager, owner and operator of Renee’s Organic Oven, will join me in a short post-film panel discussion covering effective ways to take action against GMOs. A written statement from Congressman Raul Grijalva (D) also will be read.

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Know about Fructose Malabsorption?

It’s another, little-known piece of information to understand about fructose and the health trouble it can cause.

Do you experience diarrhea, gas, bloating, abdominal pain, or other digestive symptoms after eating fruit or honey- or agave-sweetened foods ? If you do, you could have fructose malabsorption.

This condition involves an impairment of absorption of fructose in the small intestine, allowing excess fructose to pass into the large intestine, where fermentation causes intestinal distress. It isn’t the same thing as small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) or FODMAPS intolerance (intolerance to sugars in addition to fructose), both of which can cause similar symptoms.

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Fructose: Friend or Foe?

by Melissa Diane Smith

Most of us get too much of this sugar, which is found in sweeteners and fruit. This can lead to bitter health consequences

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Ask the Nutritionist

Q: I have been told that fructose is a healthy sweetener and that even people with diabetes should use it. I’ve also been told that some people are dramatically limiting fructose intake to reverse disease processes and protect health. What’s the deal? —Nancy S., Wichita, Kan.

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Going Against the Grain Named to a Top 12 List for Holistic Nutrition Books

GATG on ChalkboardmagThe Chalkboard Mag just named my Going Against the Grain book to its list of its 12 favorite holistic nutrition books to include in your wellness library of reliable resources. “These are your classics, your forever reference bibles and tried-and-tested holistic essentials,” the magazine writes.

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Can Carbs Cause Lung Cancer?

by Melissa Diane Smith, author of Going Against the Grain

CarbsEven if you don’t smoke cigarettes, take notice: If you’re having a hard time giving up bread, pasta, and other refined grain products, you’re putting yourself at increased risk of developing lung cancer, according to a recent study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.

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Get Entertained and Enlightened at Special Non-GMO Event on April 12th

by Melissa Diane Smith, author of Going Against GMOs

April 12th Loft event memeIs there a way to learn about the serious issues surrounding genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in our food and what you can do about them in an entertaining, community-oriented way? You bet. On the evening of Tuesday, April 12th, just head to the Loft Cinema in Tucson for the Non-GMO Information & Food Fair, the premiere screening in Tucson of Consumed, the first fictional (yet fact-oriented) film about GMOs, and an interactive Q&A and discussion following the movie.

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