When I first became interested in health foods, I believed that the soybean was a “miracle food.” Its health benefits were said to help everything from breast cancer and high cholesterol to heart disease. Those who consumed vegetarian diets were told that it was the most desirable protein source and could be used as a meat substitute. But after meeting Brian Clement at Hippocrates Health Institute, I was surprised to learn that the beliefs I had about soybeans were myths.
In the distant past, humanity learned to grow food from the land, sharing and passing down this knowledge through the centuries. A common practice was preparing part of the harvest as seeds for planting the following year. The exceptional quality of certain seeds over others was progressively identified and naturally propagated. The 20th century would bring about some important changes. Through genetic studies, a handful of scientists succeeded in creating new species of wheat, corn and other grains.
“ Jeffrey M. Smith is the leading spokesperson on the health dangers of genetically modified organisms in our food. Please join him in combatting the forces of greed that aim to tamper with our food for their own profits. Help Jeffrey and the Campaign for Healthier Eating in America keep our food — and the food of future generations — safe from manipulation. We can reject GMOs in the U.S., just as they did in Europe, if we all stand together.” Brian Clement.
I’ve always been one to support my local farmer’s market. There’s nothing better after my Saturday morning workout than to stroll over to the very social local outdoor market and support the local farmers as well as the local economy by buying locally-grown, high quality, fresh off-the-vine, in-season produce. Produce that hasn’t spent the past few weeks or months on a warehouse shelf or on a truck traveling cross-country. And since this produce is sold directly to me without a middleman, the prices are usually pretty good.
The rigid and self-serving regulations of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC), a United Nation’s trade commission established in 1962, not only permeate the nutritional supplement and nutraceutical industries throughout Europe, but are extending their insidious influence into the United States. Originally established to ensure uniform concerns for the safety of consumable goods across international borders, Codex now appears to promote the interests of its governing members—the pharmaceutical, chemical, pesticide, and biotechnology industries.
“We are confronted with what is undoubtedly the single most potent technology the world has ever known more powerful even than atomic energy. Yet it is being released throughout our environment and deployed with superficial or no risk assessments — as if no one needs to worry an iota about its unparalleled powers to harm life as we know it — and for all future generations.” (Nathan B. Batalion, Americans for Safe Food)