Confession of a Former Meat Eater

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I was just in Costa Rica eating the most sweet ripe and amazing pineapples, mangoes, bananas, star fruit, lychee fruit, watermelon, papayas, and more. When I walked by a meat stand in San Jose’s central market the smell almost made me vomit. The meat looked and smelled like death. I could smell the putrification yet this meat was probably freshly slaughtered. I left that market and headed straight for my favorite juice stand. Life is about choices and even if you live in a beautiful abundant garden like Costa Rica you can still order a Big Mac. It’s always up to you.

 

Study finds Western diet leads to advanced aging and premature death – Are you slowly killing yourself?

(NaturalNews) Nutritional researchers have repeatedly demonstrated that what we eat directly determines genetic expression and can predict chronic disease risk, rate of aging, quality of life and mortality. A diet predominated by processed foods and laden with sugars, hydrogenated fats and refined carbohydrates has been shown to promote metabolic oxidation, systemic inflammation and lowered immune response that opens the door for heart disease, diabetes, dementia, stroke and many forms of cancer. A new research body evaluates precise risk factors in the development of several chronic illnesses and premature death.

A research team studying the dietary habits of British adults has published the results of a study in The American Journal of Medicine that shows how following a Western-style diet consisting of fried and sweet foods, processed and red meats, refined grains, and high-fat dairy products can reduce a person’s likelihood of achieving older age in good health and with higher functionality. Scientists assessed dietary habits in midlife, using dietary patterns and adherence to the industry standard Alternative Healthy Eating Index (AHEI).

Excessive dietary sugars, refined carbohydrates and hydrogenated fats increase disease risk and shorten lifespan

The lead study author, Dr. Tasnime Akbaraly noted “The impact of diet on specific age-related diseases has been studied extensively, but few investigations have adopted a more holistic approach to determine the association of diet with overall health at older ages.” Past studies have shown that following the AHEI standards can double the odds of reversing metabolic syndrome, a condition known to be a strong predictor of heart disease and mortality, and can identify factors known to prevent premature death while promoting ideal aging.

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ALERT! Facebook Censors Pictures From March Against Monsanto & GMO

Exclusive: Facebook censors pictures of children rallying against GMOs during global March Against Monsanto

Mark’s Comments: Our free speech is being attacked from many directions right now….however, in a way, it’s a sign that we are winning. Carry on the fight!

(NaturalNews) In one of the most devastating acts of destruction of its own credibility, Facebook engaged in yet more censorship of Free Speech with the suspending of an account that posted a photo of children rallying against Monsanto during today’s global March Against Monsanto.

The picture shows two children of Natural News reader Andrea Lalama. They are carrying hand-drawn signs that read:

“ORGANIC FOOD It’s My Medicine – Label GMOs – Say NO to GMO”

and

“BIOPESTICIDES = AUTISM – SAY NO TO GMO”

After this picture was shared on Facebook by Natural News, Andrea’s account was immediately suspended. Facebook displayed a message on her account which read (see screen capture, below):

“FACEBOOK: You have been restricted from Interacting With Pages until Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 6:47pm.”

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/040484_Facebook_censorship_children_Monsanto_rally.html#ixzz2UPOvfrCN

Over 800 Scientists Agree: GMO’s Are a Bio-War on Our Food

Mark’s Comments: The march against Monsanto is this Saturday May 25th. I will be in Oxnard California. Get out to a march in your area, they are all around the country. Let’s unite and take back our food.

By Susan Tierney for Natural News

You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to understand why genetically modified foods are dangerous, but if you look closely, you may just find the name of one listed among the names of more than 800 scientists from around the globe who have joined forces in an open letter to all world governments, outlining their detailed concerns over the alarming potential threat of biotech’s unauthorized, worldwide GM foods experiment.

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/040447_GMO_biowar_food.html#ixzz2U7fEU8Z3

Top 10 reasons to join the March Against Monsanto

Mark’s Comments: I will be at the march in Oxnard, California this Saturday, May 25!
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of NaturalNews.com

(NaturalNews) The global March Against Monsanto happens this Saturday! Nearly three hundred cities will host what’s sure to be hundreds of thousands of protesters and activists around the globe who are taking a stand against Monsanto and GMOs.

YOU can join in the activities, too! Check this site to see if there’s a march planned near you:
http://occupy-monsanto.com/march-against-monsanto-may-25-2013/

And learn more about the event at this FB page:
https://www.facebook.com/MarchAgainstMonstanto

Here are my top 10 reasons to attend the March Against Monsanto!

#1) There will be tons of press coverage, so your voice will be heard
It’s hard to get your voice heard these days. But now’s your chance! Bring your protest sign, wear a shirt with a message, speak to news crews or even give a speech to the audience. This is your chance to have your voice heard on an issue of crucial importance to the future of life on our planet.

#2) Send a powerful message to Monsanto that their corporate evil will not be tolerated by the people of the world
Beyond the media watching this event, Monsanto will also be very closely monitoring what happens. (Look out for “Monsanto spies” at every event!)

When you show up and march with determination and passion, you help send a message to Monsanto that they will never stop the resistance against GMOs. We want to tell them they should find a way to transition out of the market while they still have time. Let Monsanto know that We the People won’t tolerate their genetic poisoning of the planet and the food supply!

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/040467_March_Against_Monsanto_GMO_rally.html#ixzz2UBO01Kay

Monsanto – Seeds of Death (Watch the Full Movie for Free)

Monsanto – Seeds of Death (Watch the Full Movie for Free)

Mark’s Comments: Please spread this far and wide!

The leaders of Big Agriculture–Monsanto, DuPont, Syngenta–are determined that world’s populations remain ignorant about the serious health and environmental risks of genetically modified crops and industrial agriculture. Deep layers of deception and corruption underlie both the science favoring GMOs and the corporations and governments supporting them.

This award-winning documentary, Seeds of Death, exposes the lies about GMOs and pulls back the curtains to witness our planet’s future if Big Agriculture’s new green revolution becomes our dominant food supply.

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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT MONSANTO AND GMO

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT MONSANTO AND GMO

Research studies have shown that Monsanto’s genetically-modified foods can lead to serious health conditions such as the development of cancer tumors, infertility and birth defects.
In the United States, the FDA, the agency tasked with ensuring food safety for the population, is steered by ex-Monsanto executives, and we feel that’s a questionable conflict of interests and explains the lack of government-lead research on the long-term effects of GMO products.
Recently, the U.S. Congress and president collectively passed the nicknamed “Monsanto Protection Act” that, among other things, bans courts from halting the sale of Monsanto’s genetically-modified seeds.
For too long, Monsanto has been the benefactor of corporate subsidies and political favoritism. Organic and small farmers suffer losses while Monsanto continues to forge its monopoly over the world’s food supply, including exclusive patenting rights over seeds and genetic makeup.
Monsanto’s GMO seeds are harmful to the environment; for example, scientists have indicated they have caused colony collapse among the world’s bee population.

What are solutions we advocate?

Voting with your dollar by buying organic and boycotting Monsanto-owned companies that use GMOs in their products.
Labeling of GMOs so that consumers can make those informed decisions easier.
Repealing relevant provisions of the US’s “Monsanto Protection Act.”
Calling for further scientific research on the health effects of GMOs.
Holding Monsanto executives and Monsanto-supporting politicians accountable through direct communication, grassroots journalism, social media, etc.
Continuing to inform the public about Monsanto’s secrets.
Taking to the streets to show the world and Monsanto that we won’t take these injustices quietly.

We will not stand for cronyism. We will not stand for poison.