Move Another Step Toward Improved Health By Taking the No GMO Challenge

Ready to take another step in eating for optimal health? Take the No GMO Challenge.

Five days ago, on April 22, Earth Day, co-sponsors Real Food Media and the Institute for Responsible Technology started a campaign urging consumers to take the No GMO Challenge to protect themselves from one of history’s greatest man-made health and environmental threats – genetically modified organisms (GMOs). It is a rolling challenge, meaning you can join at anytime. Begin by cleaning out your cupboard and make a 30-day commitment to eating as many non-GMO meals as possible. This challenge is particularly important for people who have switched to eating more corn after starting a gluten-free diet.

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Genetically Engineered Corn May Cause Allergies, Infertility, and Disease

SPECIAL REPORT

By Jeffrey M. Smith

If you eat lots of corn, be careful. Most US corn is genetically modified (GM), and most is engineered to produce its own toxic pesticide. When certain insects such as European corn borers take a bite, the toxin from the plant splits open their stomachs and kills them.

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Replacing Wheat with Corn?Most Corn is Genetically Engineered

Many people who begin eating gluten-free replace wheat products with corn products and are completely unaware that corn has several dark sides. Not only is corn a high-carbohydrate, high-glycemic food that packs on the pounds and elevates blood sugar and insulin levels, but most corn grown and eaten in the United States is genetically modified (GM), also called genetically engineered, which carries with it many potential health risks.

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From the White House to Hospitals, Efforts Being Made to “Green” Up What We Eat

When the most widely read magazine in America asks, “Should doctors be writing prescriptions for arugula salad?,” you know that progress is being made in spreading the word that diet is key in protecting us against disease and reducing health care costs.

In “How America Can Eat Better,” which was published this Sunday, Parade magazine explained that new efforts are under way to get people to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables to prevent obesity, heart disease and diabetes. For example, Kaiser Permanente has helped coordinate farmers’ markets at more than 30 hospital locations. At one of those farmer’s markets, a 53-year-old man started buying lots of fresh vegetables eight months ago. By emphasizing vegetables in his diet, he has now lost 63 pounds.

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