Adverse affects to the quality of our food supply:
Note the following adverse affects to the quality of our food supply:
DESTRUCTIVE AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES:
Growing foods with methods designed to increase quantity, or to facilitate transportation and storage, is often detrimental to their nutritional value.
Nutritional value is rarely considered when developers play with the genetics of plants or soil modifications.
Chemical fertilisers which do not replace all of the minerals needed for human nutrition, such as selenium, as well as chromium and iodine which are essential for human nutrition, are rarely added to the soil for agricultural purposes.
Soil quality has been degraded through modern farming methods. Foods are often picked before they are ripe and do not acquire their full complement of minerals and vitamins, which frequently increase greatly during the later stages of growth.
Foods are allowed to ripen in transit. Nutrients deteriorate at the market or during home storage. Fruits and vegetables can lose significant amounts of vitamin C after three days in cold storage, and even more at room temperature.
This is not to say that stored foods are of no value, but the lower nutrient content increases the importance of taking supplements.
Whether emotional or physical, or due to injury or illness, stress depletes the body of nutrients, especially vitamin C, the B complex and zinc. Vitamin B6 and B5 (pantothenic acid) are also particularly important in times of stress.
FREE RADICAL EXPOSURE:
These include cigarette smoke; air pollution; some highly processed foods and food additives; ultraviolet sunlight and radiation; processed oils such as commercial vegetable oils, margarines; charred or burned foods; heavy metals (lead, cadmium, aluminium, and mercury) found in processed foods; excessive iron; pesticides; and some prescription medications. Many of the chemicals found in municipal water supplies are toxic because they generate free radicals.
MODERN AGRICULTURAL PRACTISES:
These have adversely affected the quality of our food supply. Growing foods with methods designed to increase quantity or to facilitate transportation and storage is often detrimental to their nutritional value. Nutritional value is rarely considered when developers play with the genetics of plants or soil modifications.
GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD (GMF):
Transgenic foods may mislead consumers with counterfeit freshness. A luscious-looking, bright red genetically engineered tomato could be several weeks old and of little nutritional worth. Up until now, there has been little or no testing required on the potential human health hazards of gene-altered foods. Despite this lack of regulation, several studies have shown that dangerous allergens and toxins can be spread through bioengineered foods, and that nutritional values are being degraded.
The most evil and hated cooperation on planet earth. I urge the reader to research Monsanto. The amount of information proving that statement is beyond the capacity of this book. Your health and the health of your children and future generations depend on your being aware. Monsanto have been challenged many times, but they are much too powerful, and when confronted with credible proof of the dangers of GMO, and asked to comment, Monsanto declines to answer.
The American Academy of Environmental Medicine states that Monsanto (one of the main GM players) produces the most widely sold pesticide in the world called ‘Roundup’.
It just so happens that they also produce special GM seeds which only Roundup will work on! In fact, it will kill just about every living thing that comes into contact with it EXCEPT for the specific plant that has been genetically engineered to resist it.
Monsanto therefore controls both the seed and the pesticide which only their seed is immune to.
GM companies have learned to limit the number of times a seed can germinate. So, when farmers buy the seed, that plant can only reproduce, say, three times. After that, you are forced to go back to the company that supplied the seed, i.e., Monsanto, to buy more.
This is a bit worrying considering that the most beautiful thing about nature is its ability to reproduce indefinitely.
It is also a God-given gift to man that ‘seed will reproduce after its own kind.’ Genesis 1:12 (NIV)
We mess with that and we mess with the perpetual survival of, not only that species, but potentially any species that feeds on it.
According to Mike Stagman, PhD,
“Genetic Engineering is a nightmare technology that has already caused many disease epidemics — documented but unpublicised, one such disease is Morgellons Disease: Morgellons disease sufferers report strange, fibre-like material sticking out of sores or wounds that erupt on the skin. This is accompanied by painful, intense itching, that has been described as ‘an ever-present sensation as if something is crawling under the skin.’
An even more provocative finding is that biochemist Vitaly Citovsky discovered that the fibres contain a substance called ‘Agrobacterium’, which, according to New Scientist, is ‘used commercially to produce genetically-modified plants.’
Many crops are sprayed with Monsanto’s Roundup which contain glyphosphate.
The WHO stated South Africa is the only country that uses Roundup herbicide weed killer on staple food crops. Roundup is carcinogenic; unknowingly it is being ingested by most South Africans, every day. The truth is, every loaf of bread tested in the supermarkets here in SA contained the herbicide Glyphosate. People think I’m crazy because I refuse to eat bread.
Monsanto are currently being sued and are losing every case proving that people’s loved ones died from cancer due to the ingestion of this dangerous weed killer, and there are no regulations as to how much farmers are allowed to spray on crops.
Please note there is one name that keeps cropping up (excuse the pun): MONSANTO.