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From http://www.flickr.com/photos/62518311@N00/6303167472/: Right 2Know March (GMO Labeling)
Right 2Know March (GMO Labeling) by Daquella manera

Bob Gaydos opines, in his article, Can we just not call it food? about the disgusting contents added to every day foods, like frozen yoghurt. 

If you are among the shrinking group of people who eat meat, especially if you eat it daily, keep in mind  Martha Rosenberg's  admonitions in her article  We're Eating What? 9 Contaminants in US Meat.

I have a simple answer a vegetarian friend turned me on to. 

I check the label for ingredients. If they're not natural, plainly recognizable, simple ingredients, if the list is too long, if you can't pronounce ANY of them, don't buy it because it is processed and probably not good for you.
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Then, I almost never eat meat or dairy and I'm very careful about the fish I eat, using the SeaChoice phone app to make sure the fish is healthier. One tip-- stay away from frozen fish from China, and, in general, fish from fish farms. Wild caught is safer (diminishing levels of fish in the sea are another issue.)

Take this simple approach and you eliminate at least 80% of the food and 80% of the aisles in the supermarket. I also eliminated the shampoo aisle a few years ago. I discovered that it's an interesting feeling to bypass an aisle. Now, I bypass almost all the aisles. That means I don't give business to companies that make food loaded with junk. 
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I try to buy local produce. I go to local restaurants. 



There are a few exceptions. There's this Trader Joes' Chocolate cherry soy ice cream that is amazing when combined with some fruit, nuts and granola or cereal. Writing this prompted me to re-check the  label. I can pronounce all the ingredients. There are no chemical compounds, but there is vanilla extract. 

I included the image of the anti-GMO protest because even old fashioned food-- corn, soy beans, etc. can be adulterated. We have one of the most evil entities on the planet, Monsanto, to thank for that. 

We need GMO labeling. We need better, clearer food labeling-- transparency.  Actually, we need transparency as a major dimension of change. The  Sunlight Foundation  is a major leader in fighting that battle, when it comes to money and government. To get a frightening idea of how deceptive corporate  ownership can be, check out  Chris Taggart's youtube
video of his talk at personal democracy forum 2013, where he describes some of the hidden corporate connections his website, opencorporates.com, reveals.

Eating simpler, healthier, more local food is one way you can fight back against corporatization and globalization, and against the insane, unsustainable, planet destroying consumer culture. 


 

Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project. 

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LOL it's been a long time since I have been able t... by Meryl Ann Butler on Sunday, Sep 29, 2013 at 8:01:35 AM
I believe the more you are purified from contamina... by Neal Chalabi Chambers on Sunday, Sep 29, 2013 at 4:19:07 PM
Yes, and I have been wearing natural fibers exclus... by Meryl Ann Butler on Monday, Sep 30, 2013 at 12:46:11 PM
Unfortunately, now we have to remember that 94% of... by Amy Schreiner on Monday, Sep 30, 2013 at 2:44:14 PM
Here is a link to the top seven genetically modifi... by Amy Schreiner on Monday, Sep 30, 2013 at 2:48:01 PM
Yes Amy that's true about cotton (and as a result,... by Meryl Ann Butler on Tuesday, Oct 1, 2013 at 6:50:12 AM
That is such a wonderful idea Meryl Ann, making yo... by Amy Schreiner on Thursday, Oct 3, 2013 at 1:16:05 AM
Can you offer the recipe here, Amy? I bet others w... by Meryl Ann Butler on Thursday, Oct 3, 2013 at 11:34:49 AM
Thank you so much for these instructions.  I ... by Amy Schreiner on Thursday, Oct 3, 2013 at 3:54:34 PM
I am going to try this, thanks!... by Meryl Ann Butler on Friday, Oct 4, 2013 at 10:42:49 AM
Meryl Ann, I didn't create this recipe so I'm not ... by Amy Schreiner on Friday, Oct 4, 2013 at 12:16:11 PM
Cottonseed oil is NOT a food.  If it has cott... by Neal Chalabi Chambers on Thursday, Oct 3, 2013 at 2:16:10 AM
I would suspect that wearing gmo cotton is not all... by Neal Chalabi Chambers on Tuesday, Oct 1, 2013 at 2:10:33 PM
For feminine hygiene products, it's pesticide and ... by Frank Michel on Wednesday, Oct 2, 2013 at 1:41:20 AM
Thank you Frank for making this clear for me. ... by Amy Schreiner on Thursday, Oct 3, 2013 at 12:51:40 AM
Well,  Amy,  I am a "wise woman/crone" a... by Meryl Ann Butler on Thursday, Oct 3, 2013 at 11:38:32 AM
"Rice List"Here is the link to the Consumer Report... by Amy Schreiner on Thursday, Oct 3, 2013 at 3:11:35 PM
Thanks for this,  Amy, I eat lots of rice too... by Meryl Ann Butler on Friday, Oct 4, 2013 at 10:58:48 AM
I wouldn't mind doing a short article which includ... by Amy Schreiner on Friday, Oct 4, 2013 at 12:05:51 PM
Thats wonderful! I'm looking forward to reading th... by Meryl Ann Butler on Friday, Oct 4, 2013 at 12:27:58 PM
Amy, can you give the list, or a link to the clean... by Meryl Ann Butler on Friday, Oct 4, 2013 at 11:04:49 AM
The EWG updates this list annually (maybe more oft... by Amy Schreiner on Friday, Oct 4, 2013 at 11:56:19 AM
I have used Shaklee's Basic H since the 1960s, it ... by Meryl Ann Butler on Friday, Oct 4, 2013 at 12:43:35 PM
I agree.  Avoiding GMO's even when they might... by Neal Chalabi Chambers on Thursday, Oct 3, 2013 at 2:18:50 AM
Sensitivity may be considered the art of refinemen... by Frank Michel on Tuesday, Oct 1, 2013 at 6:57:14 PM
Is it just me or is there a movement afoot (now th... by Neal Chalabi Chambers on Sunday, Sep 29, 2013 at 4:03:17 PM
Good advice.  We may not save the world. But ... by Derryl Hermanutz on Sunday, Sep 29, 2013 at 4:24:34 PM
After reading those many words in the article, I a... by Harry Nguyen on Monday, Sep 30, 2013 at 9:24:39 AM