I thought it would be fun to create a weekly compilation to share with my readers that gave me motivation, made me chuckle or just made me think.
It’s always important to be mindful and take a few minutes to really tune-in to certain messages. It’s imperative to think for yourself. Be curious. Be questionable. Learn something. Be inspired. Share knowledge.
Did you hear?!
- It’s not hard to get confused with all the different kinds of labeling that food products have. In Deliciously Organic’s article The Unprocessed Kitchen: Step 2- Understanding Labels, she gives a quick but thorough description of different terms you may read on food you purchase. Are you aware of the meanings?
- 10 newborn babies were found to have more than 200 synthetic chemicals in their blood. Currently there are about 80,000 chemicals on the market and unfortunately most of them have not been independently studied for safety. Breaks my heart. Read the article here: http://www.philly.com/philly/health/20130113_In_testimony_before_a_Senate_subcommittee__Ken_Cook_spoke.html
- “Between 1997 and 2010, Monsanto filed 144 lawsuits against family farmers and settled 700 cases out of court. Furthermore, food groups estimate that Monsanto investigates hundreds of farmers each year as potential culprits of patent infringement.” Farmers are taking Monsanto to court to protect themselves. Read more about it here: http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2013/01/201311071754973439.html
- Have you ever heard someone argue with you that we need to produce more food to feed all the hungry people in the world? Well, did you know that almost half of all the food we produce in the world never makes it to a plate?? In America, we alone waste 29 million tons of food each year. Producing more food is NOT the answer. Producing more food only makes the pockets of Big Ag and Big Food grow. I highly encourage you to read the whole article here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/andrew-gunther/big-ag-food-waste_b_2449161.html?utm_hp_ref=tw
Until next time,
Loriel – Healthy Roots, Happy Soul