Between 1995 and 2010 over $260 billion was spent by American taxpayers in agricultural subsidies. Most of that money is put into commodity crops such as corn and soybeans. Between 1995 and 2010, $77.1 billion was given to farmers so that they could grow massive amounts of corn. – See more at: http://naturalsociety.com/hershey-considers-removing-high-fructose-corn-syrup-real-sugar/#sthash.Ob67R2vd.dpuf
We thought we were eating well but have completely changed our eating habits. Now we eat mainly nuts, grains, fruits and vegetables and completely ignore processed foods, natural flavors (MSG), high fructose corn syrup, white sugar, white flour and pesticides wherever possible. We also eat meat sparingly–maybe once every month or two. It takes longer to shop, cook and cleanup and my spouse spends lots of time working on raw recipes.
The lesson in all this? When food is no longer nutritive, and instead becomes a carrier for poison, society cannot survive. If you want to fix society, you have to fix the food first.
By Sarah Yang, Media Relations | April 20, 2011
In a new study suggesting pesticides may be associated with the health and development of children, researchers at the University of California, Berkeley’s School of Public Health have found that prenatal exposure to organophosphate pesticides – widely used on food crops – is related to lower intelligence scores at age 7.
The researchers found that every tenfold increase in measures of organophosphates detected during a mother’s pregnancy corresponded to a 5.5 point drop in overall IQ scores in the 7-year-olds. Children in the study with the highest levels of prenatal pesticide exposure scored seven points lower on a standardized measure of intelligence compared with children who had the lowest levels of exposure.