(NaturalNews) Organic foods and products are the fastest growing items in America's grocery carts. Thirty million households, comprising 75 million people, are now buying organic foods, clothing, body care, supplements, pet food, and other products on a regular basis. Fifty-six percent of U.S. consumers say they prefer organic foods.
Here are 10 reasons why you should buy organic foods and products:.....
10. Consumers care about preserving America's family farms, world hunger, and the plight of the world's two billion small farmers. Just about the only small farmers who stand a chance of making decent living these days are organic farmers, who get a better price for their products. In addition study after study has shown that small organic farms in the developing world produce twice as much food per acre as chemical and GMO farms, while using far less fossil fuel and sequestering large amounts of excess CO2 in the soil. Yields on organic farms in the industrialized world are comparable to the yields on chemical and GMO farms, with the important qualification that organic farms far out-produce chemical farms under extreme weather conditions of drought or torrential rains. Of course, given accelerated climate change, extreme weather is fast becoming the norm.
From the start of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, OCA has been tracking the opportunities for Monsanto, a well-known war profiteer (Agent Orange, Vietnam), to take advantage of the current occupations. These include pushing glyphosate (Monsanto's Roundup herbicide) for poppy eradication in Afghanistan and opening the Iraqi market to the patenting of plants and seeds while preventing farmers from saving registered seed varieties.
As Vanity Fair reported last year, "In Iraq, the groundwork has been laid to protect the patents of Monsanto and other G.M.-seed companies. One of L. Paul Bremerâ€™s last acts as head of the Coalition Provisional Authority was an order stipulating that 'farmers shall be prohibited from re-using seeds of protected varieties.' Monsanto has said that it has no interest in doing business in Iraq, but should the company change its mind, the American-style law is in place."
In fact, Monsanto has already been doing business in Iraq. According to a 2004 USAID Transition Plan for the Agriculture Sector in Iraq, "All the major international players in the pesticide field are now present in Iraq: Dow (USA), Syngenta (Swiss), Dupont (USA), Bayer (Germany), Monsanto (USA), Novartis, FMC (USA), Dupont and Uniroyal, BSF and Cynamide."
Monsanto's latest opportunity to do business in the US's occupied territories has been created by the National Guard's "Agri-Business Development Teams." The Missouri National Guard, which has maintained Agri-Business Development Teams in Nangarhar Province in Afghanistan since fall 2007, hosted Safi Mohammed Hussein, agriculture director of Afghanistanâ€™s Nangarhar province, on a recent visit to Missouri. While in St. Louis, Safi toured the headquarters of biotech giant Monsanto.
Cows are just more civil about it.
ALMOND MILK AND CHEESES
Almond milk and cheeses are sold as a substitutes for animal dairy products. This is a horrible lie. Almonds, while nutritious, do not contain nearly the amount of calcium and many other nutrients as are found in cow or goat milk, especially if the animal milk is raw – unpasteurized and not homogenized. The animal milks are far superior in nutrition and definitely best for a nutritional balancing program.
Also, almond milk and cheeses are much too yin to be eaten in any quantity. Often they also have sugar or other chemicals added to them, which just makes them worse foods. The only time I recommend almond milk is if one cannot tolerate any cow or goat milk, or one cannot obtain raw or Horizon organic milk or other dairy products.
Recipe for almond milk. If you must have almond milk, I suggest making your own, at home. Soak one half cup of almonds overnight in a glass of water. Soaking the almonds softens them and increases their digestibility.
In the morning, throw away the water. Rinse the almonds and then place them in a blender with 2-3 cups of water. Blend until smooth. You may drink the almond milk as is. Other options are to strain the milk through a fine strainer. Preferably, do not add any sweetening to the almond milk. It should be naturally sweet.
The mean age of death varied from province to province in 2005, with people in P.E.I. dying at 75.6 years old, while those in Nunavut died at 47.8.
In the other provinces and territories, the mean age of death was:
Nova Scotia: 75.3
New Brunswick: 75.1
British Columbia: 74.6
Newfoundland and Labrador: 73.7
Northwest Territories: 61.1
Chavez said the reasons for the variations were not studied in Statistics Canada's study, but she noted many factors could have played a role.
Originally posted by Blaine91555
reply to post by Danbones
The only animal that drinks milk after being weaned are humans. That's why half of adults over middle age are lactose intolerant. Your body looses its ability to digest whole milk properly around age two or three. I think that should be obvious.
The article is about the hormone exposure and NOT Pasteurization.
I'm still waiting for an explanation from the food paranoia crowd as to why each generation lives longer and is healthier in old age? You know, the giant Elephant in the room everyone is pretending to ignore?