For most of history, food was grown from the seeds passed down from the last harvest. The produce from each year's harvest was labeled and sold as the food it was. Life was simple. Food didn't need an "organic" label to prove that it was real, and the diversity of crops abounded. Small farms were the backbone of the nation's food supply, and there was greater respect for the quality of the soil.
Then came along the corporate takeover of seed genetics and the introduction of chemical pesticides and genetically modified organisms. By changing the genetic structure of the natural biology of seeds, scientists enabled corporations to patent new seed technology. The new GM seeds became the property of corporations. Not coincidentally, this genetic modification of seeds allowed the corporations to mass produce, market and sell the chemical pesticides that the seeds were engineered to withstand. With the help of government subsidies, the altered food became the model for farmers to follow.
As agriculture became infused with chemicals, consumers could no longer expect the food on their plates to be pure and unadulterated. Was the corn at the grocery store actual whole corn or was it grown from a genetic seed variance and sprayed with chemical pesticides? This new genetically modified food industry was allowed to waltz into the marketplace and pretend its food product was no different than what had been grown in years past.
The organic label is invented to help consumers differentiate whole food from chemically grown foodToday, many Americans see the "organic" label and think it's just a fancy term for higher-priced food with no significant value.
On the surface, all the foodat the store seems the same. Why would anyone spend extra money for an "organic" label? Is it really important to eat organic or is it just a scam? Is this food really any different or healthier for the body?
It's hard to differentiate betweenorganic foodand pesticide-sprayed food because no one can physically see the chemicals in food. We take food for granted, treating it all as the same. There is no label denoting the chemicals in the food. No one is ever educated on how these chemicals negatively affect hormones and fertility. They are just accepted as safe, and the amount of chemicals increasing in the body is never measured.
What happens when these chemicals combine? Herbicides like atrazine have been proven to cause developmental and reproductive defects in amphibians and fish, but they are repeatedly backed by scientists, marketed as safe and sprayed on crops.
Today, food is labeled "organic" by the USDA to help consumers choose food that is not grown from genetically modified seeds or doused with chemicals like atrazine.
"Two weeks of organic eating helps family remove nearly all pesticides from their bodies"A study conducted by the Swedish Environmental Research Institute IVL chronicled what happens when a family switches from eating pesticide-sprayed food to eating only organic food. The study was conducted for just two weeks. The results were astounding, as illustrated by this 90-second video:
The amount of chemicals in their urine dropped drastically after they made the switch. After seeing the results with their own eyes, the family doesn't want to go back to the way it was before, no matter what the cost.
Government collusion with Big Ag is at the heart of the problemOrganic food is more expensive today because federal government food policy is assisting the corporate takeover of agriculture. Taxpayer resources are subsidizing a food system that genetically engineers seeds to withstand increasing doses of herbicides, insecticides, andpesticides.
If government wasn't colluding with big agriculture, this chemically-bathed food would have to go through rigorous health and safety tests to prove that it is real food after all. Consumers would be educated about these chemicals rather than fed lies about them.
If government didn't invest taxpayer resources into Big Ag's chemical warfare on food, organic whole food would be more abundant, more affordable and more accessible to a population crying out for fewer chemicals in their diet.
Bottomline. If you want to be a part of the solution...
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It's good for the planet.
It's bad for the big agriculture and chemical companies.
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