Why Eat Organic?

Let’s get practical and sort out the real reasons why you might think about changing your food.

Now at 71 years old, I don’t consider such a decision an easy one and I don’t take it lightly. I mean really….we’ve been eating the food grown in America for 70 years – it might seem like it is too late to change.

But please – just hear me out and then decide.

Seriously – the FDA and the EPA and some others – “the government” – have been messing with your food for the last 50 years and the only notice or warning you have are the labels which rarely tell you the real story. If it wasn’t for “USDA Organic” you probably wouldn’t know anything. Meanwhile the food companies have been figuring out how to fool you – by calling things “All Natural” and “Country Fresh” and so on.

So the point is, you don’t really know what’s in your food. The label tells you the ingredients and now the nutrition label tells you how much fat and carbs and sugar, but that’s not really everything you need to know.

For instance, you probably don’t know that the dairy farmers used to have to wait for 9 months while a cow had their calf because they wouldn’t produce milk while they were pregnant. But now thanks to some modifications in their hormones, cows give milk through their entire pregnancy – great huh? unless you consider that milk taken while a cow is pregnant has at least 5 times the estrogen. Where is that on the label? But when you men start growing man-breasts will you look back at the milk label to see if that did it?

Another example – you probably think that USDA Organic Beef means your beef is going to be good for you? But “Organic” doesn’t mean grass-fed so what you’re getting is beef from a cow that was “finished” in a feed lot using corn and grains that were USDA Organic and didn’t get feed antibiotics.

Can you hear a politician in some dark hallways whispering, “OK if they want organic, we’ll give them organic – but we get to say what organic means.”

Now the significance of cows fed with corn or grains is that they don’t eat that. Cows have a different anatomy. They are ruminant – which means they have a 45+ gallon stomach that is setup to digest grass and grass-like wild plants like you find on the prairie. So feeding them corns and grains causes all kinds of problems – problems that can kill cows but generally if not, require lots of medications.

I’m assuming you know that anything that goes into a cow – herbicides, pesticides, antibiotics, grow hormones, GMOs, etc. – all end up in the food you eat?

So the reason you should think about changing your food, is that your government already has changed your food for you but they didn’t tell you that you and your children are now at a higher level of risk than ever before in history.

Will it solve all your problems if you just stop eating anything that isn’t organic? Well that would be a step in the right direction, but it would not save you the pain because what is labelled organic today just isn’t what you think.

Now the best way to eat organic vegetables is to go to your local farmer’s market and start buying from local farmers who are too small to get certified organic and you can go over there and look at what they do and see that they are growing organic anyway.

Now the FDA and congress are very busy trying to come up with a way to keep you from buying from local farmers. And your local market are quickly converting to buying from local farmers. So everyone sees the writing on the wall and as usual they are jockeying for position to control that.

But look, if congress is subsidizing the current beef and farming businesses which they are, they can afford to have you go buy from someone else. That will threaten the whole system they’ve setup. So they’re going to fight hard to get you to roll over and eat GMOs, feedlot-raised cattle, and so on.

So you can take a big step by eating organic but that’s just the first step. You’ve got to take control of your food supply chain for meats, fish, poultry, and vegetables.

It’s time to look seriously at changing your food not just for yourself but for your family members who do not want you to spend the rest of your life in a bed.

 

 

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