What I found out about the quality of fruits and vegetables cultured today, wasn’t very appealing. Unfortunately the fertilisers, pesticides, herbicides, GMOs (genetically engineered or modified organisms) and all other toxins, have taken the nutrients out from the soil and the plants.
POOR QUALITY OF THE SOILS – POOR CARBS
“Once there was a soil and the soil was full of minerals, nutrients and bacteria. All in decent harmony, helping one another to be healthy and vitalized. The bacteria gave rich ground for plants to grow and flourish.
Then became the rain, the fertiliser rain, and killed the bacteria and all essential 52 minerals. The fertiliser had only 3 minerals and the soil got weak as the microorganisms were killed, along with nature’s ability to provide ionic elements needed for proper plant growth and nutrition. So the plants became weak and lost their defenses and the bugs attacked them as well as all kinds of diseases and fungi.
Then became another rain, a pesticide rain, and all kinds of other grow stimulates and chemicals to grow the crops while the soil itself couldn’t do the work itself. And all the changes and toxins of the soil were passing through into the plants and the grains and from there into people.” – based on the expert’s talk in “Food Matters” documentary.
The soil pH is out of balance as well as microorganism and mineral balance. These toxic chemicals have been found in everything from breast milk to umbilical cords and placentas. No matter how much we eat, we might not get the vitamins, minerals and other important nutrients we need. Even a vegetarian might suffer from lack of nutrients due to the poor value of the plants. And how about a new born with a chemical burden and the relatively unknown consequences of this exposure?
Make an informed food choice by learning how to identify G.M.O. Produce at your local grocery.
How to identify GMO-free food not looking at the label?
- First but maybe the hardest: Grow them yourself using good quality seeds and take care of the soil.
- Go to a local Farmers Market where you can talk to the farmers and ask how the veggies are cultured. Avoid supermarkets.
- Buy from small farmers to avoid the harms of mass production.
- Go for the “ugly” fruits and veggies. Usually, modified fruits and vegetables are aiming to be shiny and perfect looking.
- Choose the smaller size. In the nature fruits and vegetables aren’t so big but instead, the genetically modified are often huge.
- Natural fruits are a bit sour. They don’t have so much sugar in them such as genetically modified with are often very sweet.
- Natural fruits tend to have a lot of seeds, unlike GMO fruits.
ARE MY GLUTEN INTOLERANCE AND GMOs LINKED?
Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup®, is the most popular herbicide used worldwide both in the industry and homes. Residues are found in the main foods of the Western diet, comprised primarily of sugar, corn, soy and wheat. Negative impact on the body is insidious by allowing these toxins and undigested protein fragments to enter the blood, causing widespread inflammation, liver and kidney damage. Even people in 18 countries across Europe have been found to have traces of the weed killer glyphosate in their urine, show the results of tests commissioned by Friends of the Earth Europe. (11,12,13)
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