Welcome to our new blog where we’ll explore ideas, issues and products which influence wellness for you and your family. We all need to stay informed on the myriad of factors influencing our food, lifestyle, and environment so we can make intelligent and informed decisions.
Think the world’s food producers are looking out for our best interests? Think again.
Bigger is better, that’s what many Americans have been taught. But when a giant watermelon explodes at your next family picnic, you should be doing more than just picking up the pieces and demanding a refund. You should be seriously watching where all your food comes from and how it’s been grown.
Sounds funny at first, perhaps. But, gigantic watermelons grown in China have been reported as exploding due to an overdose of growth-boosting chemicals. According to the American Free Press, this “…underscores how the Chinese regularly use toxic chemicals in their food production. The US Agriculture Department reports that in 2006, the US imported $4.1 billion in food products from China. In 1995, it was only $800 million.” What are you eating that was grown in China?
As more issues are brought to light about the bad effects harsh chemicals found in pesticides can have on our health, we remind ourselves why we have decided to eat organic food. Avoiding genetically modified foods is another important issue – one we will discuss here in greater depth.
Next time you see a monster melon at a picnic, wear your protective gear before approaching, and play it safe with the organic apple for dessert!