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You Could Be A Science Experiment And Not Even Know it…

This video explains all! I thought I knew SO much until I took some time to sit down and watch this in its entirety. It’s eye opening but well worth it.

*Disclaimer-This video contains ideas and opinions expressed of the evolution view in some instances, so to those of us with a creation world view I advise that you look past those statements and continue to focus on the issues at hand that are the most important aspects of this video. As their ideas about food still fall in to the category and beliefs that match ours.* 🙂 Happy Watching and Healthy Eating!

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Protests Over Monsanto FDA Conflict of Interest Goes Viral

I apologize I’ve been on Hiatus for over a month. Our family was moving during the month of June and we are not quite completely settled in yet. So just to say hello world, and let you know I’m still here, I’m sharing this re-blog with you. Because it’s THATgood. Also because this young man is my son’s current age AND also since I’m partial to home schooled families since we are home schoolers our selves.     🙂

Earlier this week, the Washington Post featured a story on the rise in online protests over the appointment of former Monsanto executive Michael Taylor as President Obama’s senior adviser to the FDA.

The article points out that Michael Taylor currently holds the position of deputy commissioner for foods at the FDA. This position is responsible for overseeing food labels and ensuring they contain clear and accurate information, as well as the development of strategies for food safety and planning new food safety legislation. This is the first time anyone has held this position at the FDA.

Michael Taylor’s resume at Monsanto is highlighted by his policy development related to Monsanto’s genetically engineered bovine growth hormone (rbGH/rbST).

There is a new online movement calling for Obama to cut ties with someone so obviously vested in the success of Monsanto and the bioengineering industry. Click here to sign the online petition.

A couple of humorous sidebars on this story:

You have to check out this video where an 11 year old rips Monsanto and Big Food. There is nothing quite as simultaneously disarming and delightful as a child speaking truth to humble a multinational conglomerate.

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What’s Really In Your Food?

Here’s a copy of an article my husband found in a local news publication, I wanted to share it with you all. From Temecula Valley Healthy Times TM Publication

What’s Really in Your Food?

The Food industry’s most evil ingredients

By Mike Adams of

Ever wonder what’s really in the food sold at grocery stores around the world? People keep asking me, “What ingredients should I avoid?” So I put together a short list that covers all the most toxic and disease -promoting ingredients in the food supply. These are the substances causing cancer, diabetes, heart disease and leading to tens of billions of dollars in unnecessary health care costs across America (and around the world)

If you want to stay healthy and out of the hospital, read ingredients labels and make sure avoid all these ingredients:

Acrylamides– Toxic, cancer-causing chemicals formed in foods when carbohydrates are exposed to high heat (baking, frying, grilling). They’re present in everything from bread crusts to snack chips, and because they aren’t intentional ingredients, acrylamides do NOT have to be listed on labels.

Apartame-Chemical sweetener that causes neurological disorders, seizures, blurred vision and migraine headaches.

Autolyzed Proteins– Highly processed form of protein containing free glutamate and used to mimic the taste-enhancer chemical MSG.

BPA (Bisphenol-A) – A hormone mimicking chemical found in nearly all food packaging plastics. Active in just parts per billion, BPA promotes cancer, infertility and hormone disorders, It also “feminizes” males, promoting male breast growth and hormone disruption.

Casein-Milk proteins. Hilariously, this widely used in “soy cheese” products that claim to be alternatives to cow’s milk. Nearly all of them are made with cows milk proteins.

Corn Syrup-Just another name for High Fructose Corn Syrup, frequently used in infant formula products.

Food ColorsFD&C Red #40, for example, is linked to behavioral disorders in children. Nearly all artifical food colors are drived from petroleum, and many are contaminated with aluminum.

Genetically Modified Ingredients-Not currently listed on the label because the GMO industry (Monsanto and DuPont) absolutely does not want people to know which foods contain GMOs. Nearly all conventionally grown corn, soy and cotton are GMOs. They’re linked to severe infertility problems and may even cause the bacteria in your body to produce and release a pesticide in your own gut. If your’e not eating organic corn, you’re definitely eating GMO corn.

High Fructose Corn Syrup-A highly processed liquid sugar extracted with the chemical solvent glutaraldehyde and frequently contaminated with mercury. It’s also linked to diabetes, obesity and mood disorders. Used in thousands of grocery items, including things you wouldn’t suspect like pizza sauce and salad dressing.

  • Homogenized Milk
  • Hydrochloride
  • Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein
  • Partially Hydrogenated Oils
  • Propylene Glycol
  • Phosphoric Acid
  • Sodium
  • Sodium Nitrite
  • Soy Protein
  • Sucralose (Splenda)
  • Sugar
  • Textured Vegetable Protein (usually made from GMO soy beans)
  • Yeast Extract (hidden form of MSG)

To read more in detail the rest of his article and the rest of the ingredients listed in this article please visit

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What is GMO?

Stop! Genetically modified organism(s) - GMO.

Stop! Genetically modified organism(s) - GMO. (Photo credit: in search for a new country of residence)

What is GMO ? So glad you asked, let me regale you. GMO is an acronym for Genetically Modified Organism. They have been created through the gene-splicing techniques of biotechnology (also called genetic engineering, or GE). This relatively new science allows DNA from one species to be injected into another species in a laboratory, creating combinations of plant, animal, bacteria, and viral genes that do not occur in nature or through traditional crossbreeding methods.”GMO food may make you sick. Studies link GMOs with toxins, allergies, infertility, infant mortality, immune dysfunction, stunted growth, accelerated aging, and death.”

In 30 other countries around the world, including Australia, Japan, and all of the countries in the European Union, there are significant restrictions or outright bans on the production of GMOs, because they are not considered proven safe. According to the USDA in 2009, 93% of soy, 93% of cotton, and 86% of corn grown in the U.S. were GMO.

There is absolutely no consumer benefit’s to GMO’s. A 2008 CBS News Poll found that 87% of consumers wanted GMOs labeled). And, according to a recent CBS/New York Times poll, 53% of consumers said they would not buy food that has been genetically modified. Here’s some good news though,  it’ll only take 5% of the U.S population to change what type/brands of foods they buy in order for the largest food conglomerates to switch back to non GMO, due to a reduction in their market share. Basically it comes down to simple mathematics. GMO means agribusiness, agribusiness is Kraft, Heinz,Kellog’s, Quaker, Nestle, etc. etc. the list goes on and on. These companies purchase the commodity crops because they’re grown faster and cheaper. For us the consumer that translates to less safe and empty food nutritionally. All these things play a factor in these companies “bottom line.” It’s up to us as consumers to determine which way the food industry swings. We all vote with every dollar that is spent on the “national brands.”

I will elaborate more on how GMO’s are far less nutritionally dense in a follow up post. Thank you for stopping by. If you like this article please spread the word. Thank you! God Bless!

The reason behind GMO’s is agribusiness.




Where’s my Kashi?

This picture was posted by a friend of mine today on her FB, I asked if I could share it, so here it is. Too funny! This is what I’m talking about people….LOL! Why am I NOT surprised!

Nuff said! If you would like to learn more about non GMO, pesticide free food visit this link at beyond organic IT’s FAST, EASY and very user friendly. Sincerely, Celina Hoffman.


Watch this video…we need proper food labeling


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