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Mysterious Skin disease connected to Genetically Modified Food

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

Written by Kenda Roberstson and Steve Moreau

Just in case you thought it was fine to eat Genetically Modified foods (better identified as “FrankenFoods”), along comes a study which makes it clear that you are eating this make believe non-food at your own peril. In fact, the US has been trying for years to prevent the labeling of GM foods and seed in international trade to emulate its domestic policy which prohibits any label indication that foods contain GM ingredients, as 75-80% of all foods sold in the US do.

Morgellon’s Disease was first described when a woman’s 3 year old son developed rashes and intensely itchy sores which produced weird multicolor fibers emerging from his skin. She put up a website about the condition in 2001 and named it “Morgellons Disease” after a 17th century report of a similar affliction.

A study of the fibers shows that they contain DNA from both a fungus and a bacterium which are used in the commercial preparation of genetically modified foods and non-food crops (such as cotton). The fibers themselves are primarily cellulose, which the human body cannot breakdown or manufacture. So GM technology apparently has found a way to animate the non living. These fibers twist and twine, grow and divide. In short, living beneath the skin of people, they form parasitic lesions out of what should be non-living material

The symptoms are so unbearable that a number of people suffering from the disorder have committed suicide rather than deal with the unbearable pain, constant feeling of something very much like an insect crawling without stop beneath the skin and unbearable itching any longer. Of course, it is possible to speculate that the attitude of most physicians that the condition is a mental aberration rather than a physical one may not have helped these poor souls to cope with their affliction.

How wide spread is Morgellon’s Disease? Some registries have 1200 or more people but these registrants only represent those who have access to the internet and have stumbled across the registry sites. The disease produces material unlike anything most people have ever seen.

Original article posted by Rima E. Laibow, MD

http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/?p=599

The true cost of Farm Fresh Foods

Friday, May 15th, 2009

Written by Kenda Roberstson and Steve Moreau

Why Does Organic, Farm Fresh Food Cost More?

Many people seeking to include more natural foods in their diets are shocked at the prices for raw milk, organic produce, pastured eggs and poultry, and grass-fed beef compared to similar items at the grocery store. But just like everything else, when it comes to food, you get what you pay for.

For example, a gallon of organic milk purchased at Whole Foods is about $6/gallon. All that for pasteurized, grain-fed milk that contains little of the nutritional power of farm fresh raw milk. This is because pasteurized milk has been excessively heated to kill bacteria—including the beneficial ones—while destroying vital enzymes, vitamins and nutrients. On top of that, many people may have hidden allergies to this pasteurized milk.

Have you ever been to a feedlot or conventional chicken operation? The current food system in the United Sates is appalling. It is based on food predicated on cheaply grown grain, deplorable animal living conditions and environmental degradation. This is where your “cheap” food is grown.

Food from small farms represents the true cost of food as opposed to the industrial system which we as taxpayers pay for (with farm subsidies) that artificially keeps the prices low. Small farmers work long days and must support their families on the products they produce.

Small farms must also take into account the unsubsidized cost of land (it takes more space to raise animals humanely), higher cost of organic feed (which doesn’t contain GMO grains or chemicals), cost of implementing a soil fertility program, smaller production from 100% grass-fed and pasture-raised animals that have access to fresh air, sunshine and a more natural life.

Now we come to the good part.  Naturally raised foods provide more nutrition. Animal and plant foods produced on factory farms lack the basic nutrients needed to sustain a healthy life, such as adequate vitamin D, omega-3s, calcium and so much more.  Animals raised on pasture are treated humanely and are well cared for.

Though farm fresh food may cost more in the long run it could save you from paying expensive medical bills to treat illness and disease. Eating naturally raised foods may also help you live a longer, more enjoyable life. And who can put a price on that?

Raw Milk vs Cloned Milk

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

Written by Kenda Roberstson and Steve Moreau

I recently came across a website that floored me.  The website is http://www.cyclonedairy.com/ and turns out to be an April Fool’s Day prank.  It was all done to inform the public about the dangers of cloned food.  In January 2008, the U.S Food and Drug Administration declared milk and meat from cloned animals safe for human consumption.  This is the first step in allowing foods from cloned animals into our food supply.  Instead of addressing the deplorable conditions of the industrial food system we move headlong into a potential science fiction horror story.
Real milk- Grass fed raw milk, as advocated by the Weston Price Foundation, is one of  nature’s perfect food.   Real milk has a built in immune system to protect from potential pathogens provided the cows are fed correctly. Raw milk also retains all the enzymes intact which allows for  complete digestion.  Raw milk from cows fed grass is also high in vital nutrients, especially CLA.  CLA is a type of fat recently discovered to melt fat, protect from cancer and put on muscle mass.
Cloned foods on the other hand open up a Pandora’s box of issues.  There have not been extensive long term studies of these practices and the public would be sitting ducks to say the least.  Let your voice be heard.  Even in Orlando we can stand up against cloned food.