Saturday, August 25, 2012
What are we doing to our bodies?
Look at the little honeybee.
Do we ever learn?
Anyone who watched TV in the 70's knew about this commercial. I loved it. She ended by saying, "It's not nice to fool Mother Nature" and the little raccoon would hide his eyes. Never mind that it was for margarine that supposedly tasted like butter.....
What we see is often not what we get. The case in point is the simple little honeybee. They have been dying off and all indications point to the corn insecticides being the cause. Most people think they are buying good, wholesome food when they shop but that is simply not true. We can't even buy honey without looking at the label.
And some of the labels are not true.
What in heavens name are we doing?
Pollen has been filtered out of most of the honey that's on the shelves of the supermarkets today. Removing the pollen increases shelf life and, thereby, increases profits by eliminating waste. We import over 200 pounds of honey a year. Is this why American beekeepers are being forced out of business? It isn't bad enough that we can't get "real" honey but we import from China and an article I read states that Asian honey has been banned in Europe and is coming to a supermarket near you. Just as an FYI antibiotics and heavy metals were mentioned alongside this as well.
Raw honey has been labeled an anti-viral, anti-fungal and an anti-bacterial substance. In other words, in it's pure form, a superfood.
What happened to the days when all we had to do was wash the veggies under cold water to get off the dirt? It scares me how much has changed and it's not for the better. The more I read about Frankenfood the more I want to have my own garden. I have always thought that the prevalence of the diseases we see now has to do with the chemicals we ingest on a daily basis. I just attributed it to processed food. Now, I am beginning to see how "the good foods" are just as bad.
What have we done and is it irreversible?
What we've done with the feed, hormones and the antibiotics given to livestock.....is it any wonder that we are becoming immune to the very antibiotics that we might need to save our lives? Every day I hear about diseases that are resistant to antibiotics. If we haven't been overdosed on penicillin or other drugs by our doctors then we're getting it in our food. I can't help but think that this has to have an affect on our immune system.
I've always been against the theory that Fibromyalgia is a nutritional deficient illness. I don't think that we can take supplements and make it all go away. I do think that proper nutrition helps everyone and especially those with chronic illness. Everything seems to be in our heads. The disease is in our head, no big deal about the pesticides, chemicals, antibiotics and hormones in our food. What's next?
What happens to the natural food supply if the single, little honeybee becomes extinct? Fruit, vegetable, seed crops are dependent upon pollination. I think we've become arrogant and believe that we're smarter than nature. Not only smarter but that we can live independent of nature. Laboratories outweigh the value of nature and the natural.
I am in total agreement with the California referendum that is insisting that genetically modified food by disclosed on our labels. The FDA doesn't seem to want to demand that as well. Why? 55 members of Congress sent a letter to the FDA to ask them to label genetically modified food. Right now the policy is labeling for food that is materially changed by taste, sense or smell or other senses.
In other words, if we can't see it, taste it or smell it, we're screwed on labeling.
It's not nice to fool with mother nature.
We should be hiding our eyes.
It's not only scary, it's terrifying.