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Yes on Prop 37′s biggest supporter was…Monsanto

by Jon Rappoport

December 10, 2012

www.nomorefakenews.com

We’ve all heard about hidden agendas, divide and conquer, controlling the narrative, and problem-reaction-solution. These are certainly time-honored and effective strategies for political elites.

To get simpler, we could just say lie-cheat-steal-kill.

But let’s approach all this from a somewhat different angle.

A powerful elite group first forms a goal, an objective. It clarifies that goal. For example: domination of the global food supply.

With that goal in mind, and with the technology to genetically modify food crops, huge corporations like Monsanto, along with their politicians firmly in their pockets, decide to patent every kind of food seed possible.

Soon, they own food. They license/sell food seeds. They expand the number of GMO food crops.

But they also realize they have to deal with opposition.

There are many people who oppose GMO food. These people expose this food as nutrient-deficient and dangerous to human health. They expose the fact that much more toxic pesticide is sprayed on this new Roundup Ready food. They expose the fact that actual ownership of the food supply is passing into the hands of these elite corporations. They expose the fact that the inserted genes drift from crop to crop, field to field, and contaminate non-GMO crops.

What to do?

Monsanto and its allies have a time table. They believe they can accomplish, in a relatively short time, a fait accompli. There will be so many licensed GMO food crops and so many drifting genes, the very idea of ridding the world of GMO crops will be seen as impossible. continue to read

Source: Jon Rappoport’s Blog

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“Five reasons show why not to avoid all grains” by Hope Egan

Recently grains have been vilified: gluten is blamed for a variety of digestive disorders. Carbs are blamed for weight gain. And many people insist that soaking grains is necessary for good digestion. Is it possible that organic whole wheat is unhealthy? If you shy away from grains, here are five surprising reasons to reconsider eating foods made with organic whole wheat.

1. Whole grains may protect you against radiation. According to Technology’s Curse: Diet for the Atomic Age, nutritionist Sara Shannon indicates that a diet of 45% to 50% whole grains can protect you against low-level radiation and other environmental toxins.

2. Burdensome soaking may not be necessary. Many natural health devotees soak their grains, which was popularized by Sally Fallon in her best-selling book Nourishing Traditions. The theory is that phytic acid, a component of the wheat kernel, blocks important minerals from being absorbed and therefore must be soaked to properly digest them. In a fascinating article called “Phytic Acid Friend or Foe? The Soaking of Grains Investigated” Sue Becker exposes some obvious weaknesses in Fallon’s theory and makes a strong case for the benefits of eating bread from whole grains that have not been soaked.

3. Whole grains are the perfect food for long-term storage. Kernels of wheat found in Egyptian pyramids were able to sprout 4,000 years after being buried. In our day, people looking to store food for short-term and long-term sustenance should put organic whole wheat at the top of their list. While there is a small learning curve for learning to grind your own flour and bake your own bread, today’s small appliances (like grain mills and bread machines) make the process relatively easy.

4. Bread made from freshly milled, organic whole wheat could help cure the common cold. Most Natural News readers know that boosting vitamin C intake is important for fighting colds. But Nobel Laureate Dr. Albert Szent-Gyorgyi discovered that unless it is combined with manganese–plentifully found in wheat germ–vitamin C is not fully absorbed by the body. You can buy wheat germ (which has been processed from the whole grain), but its most natural form is found in the whole grain itself.

5. Eating whole grains can help you lose weight. A study by Penn State revealed that participants in a weight loss program who ate whole grains lost significant body weight and reduced the C-reactive protein levels that lead to heart disease and diabetes.

Conclusion
Over the past century, whole grains, especially whole wheat, have been highly processed, genetically modified, and stripped of their nutrients; therefore, their nutritional value has rightfully been questioned, and they have likely caused many people to develop wheat allergies and sensitivities. However, since organic whole wheat meets nearly all of our nutritional needs (it is filled with vitamins, minerals, fiber and protein), we would do well to assess it fairly when deciding its role in our diets.

About the author

Hope Egan is a biblical health writer and author of “What the Bible Says about Healthy Living Cookbook: Simple and Tasty Recipes Featuring God’s Ingredients.” This is the long-awaited follow up to “What the Bible Says about Healthy Living,” by Dr. Rex Russell, who wrote her cookbook’s foreword. Visit www.BSACookbook.com to contact her or for more information.

Source and references: NaturalNews

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