EDIBLE SILICON VALLEY
The connection between food and stress may be stronger than you think.
The diseases most commonly attributed to food—heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, depression, inflammation and obesity start the list—are without exception stress-related diseases. “Stress eating” is commonly understood to mean “eating during times of emotional stress.” But what if the food we eat contains a chemical echo of the stressful experience it recently suffered? In that case, we might be putting stress on a plate and calling it lunch.
Food writers and activists such as Michael Pollan, Alice Waters and others have drawn attention to the many harmful aspects of modern food production. Industrial cultivation and distribution put extreme stress on plants and animals that we eat. It seems that the stresses placed on food ingredients are coming back to us full circle in a perverse rendition of “you are what you eat.”... http://ediblesiliconvalley.com/2013-articles/is-stress-edible/
WHAT ARE WE EATING? http://sco.lt/7RN917
IS YOUR PET TOO FAT? WHY MANY MILLIONS OF ANIMALS, LIKE PEOPLE, ARE NOW OVERWEIGHT - CHEMICALS, PESTICIDES IN YOUR FOOD http://sco.lt/5MB0TJ
US National Institute of Health
CHEMICAL TOXINS: A RESEARCH PAPER TO EXPLAIN THE GLOBAL OBESITY EPIDEMIC http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12006126
FROM GROWING PROFIT TO GROWING FOOD: CHALLENGING CORPORATE MONOPOLY http://sco.lt/78Us09
WHAT EVERY PARENT SHOULD KNOW ABOUT BLIND, FOOTLESS CHICKENS, FACTORY FARMS AND THE AG-GAG BILL http://sco.lt/6Z1NiL
CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/9E1XDV
POISONED FOR PROFIT - HOW TOXINS ARE MAKING OUR CHILDREN CHRONICALLY ILL http://www.poisonedforprofit.net/
AMERICANS EAT THE CHEAPEST FOOD IN THE WORLD, BUT WHAT IS IT REALLY COSTING US? http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1491991502/americans-eat-the-cheapest-food-in-the-world-but-what-is-it-really-costing-us
STARVING BY ACCIDENT: ARE AMERICANS EATING REAL FOOD? http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1663997020/starving-by-accident-are-americans-eating-real-food
WORLD'S LARGEST FOOD COMPANIES CREATING LEGACY OF DESTRUCTION http://sco.lt/6sSzK5
FAST FOOD, SLOW DEATH : 'FOOD DESERTS' AND THE $500 BILLION CORPORATE FOOD MONOPOLY http://sco.lt/6YRaUr
THE TRUE COSTS OF INDUSTRIALIZED FOOD http://sco.lt/5H5CXR
ANTI-WHISTLE BLOWER AG-GAG BILLS AIMED AT KEEPING YOU IN THE DARK ABOUT FACTORY FARMS - AND YOUR FOOD http://sco.lt/7ZewEr
BIO-DEMOCRACY OR CORPORATOCRACY: THE FOOD FIGHT OF OUR LIVES http://sco.lt/7696kT
MONSANTO PROTECTION ACT : BIOTECH AGRICHEMICAL CARTEL BUYS IMMUNITY, OBAMA, THE US SENATE AND THE GLOBAL FARM http://sco.lt/8edR3Z
HOW GMO FOODS AFFECT HEALTH - GENE ALTERED FOODS NOW LARGE PART OF AMERICAN DIET http://sco.lt/7oVxQH
CAFO - THE TRAGEDY OF INDUSTRIAL ANIMAL FACTORIES http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1845482799/cafo-the-tragedy-of-industrial-animal-factories
WHY EVERYONE SHOULD BE ANGRY ABOUT CORPORATE FACTORY FOOD FARMING http://sco.lt/7kUpVp
April 3, 2013 - IFEX
HOW THE BIOTECH INDUSTRY IS GAGGING THE SCIENCE AROUND GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD http://www.ifex.org/international/2013/04/04/seeds_of_dissent/
IF PESTICIDES ARE STRESSING AND KILLING BEES, WHAT'S IT DOING TO US http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides?q=BEES+PESTICIDES#post_3998071752
March 28, 2013 New York Times
SOARING BEE DEATHS IN 2012 SOUND ALARM ON PESTICIDES
A mysterious malady that has been killing honeybees en masse for several years appears to have expanded drastically in the last year, wiping out 40 percent or even 50 percent of the hives needed to pollinate many of the nation’s fruits and vegetables.
A conclusive explanation so far has escaped scientists studying the ailment, colony collapse disorder, since it first surfaced around 2005. But beekeepers and some researchers say there is growing evidence that a powerful new class of pesticides known as neonicotinoids, incorporated into the plants themselves, could be an important factor.
The European Union has proposed to ban the use of neonicotinoids on crops frequented by bees. Some researchers have concluded that neonicotinoids caused extensive die-offs in Germany and France.
The Agriculture Department says a quarter of the American diet, from apples to cherries to watermelons to onions, depends on pollination by honeybees.... http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/29/science/earth/soaring-bee-deaths-in-2012-sound-alarm-on-malady.html?pagewanted=all&_r=1&;
GR8 INTERVIEW: THE TRUTH ABOUT YOUR FOOD WITH "FOOD, INC" FILMMAKER, ROBERT KENNERT http://sco.lt/85dqm9
+++FILM: "CONSUMING KIDS: THE COMMERCIALIZATION OF CHILDHOOD - FROM CRADLE TO GRAVE" http://sco.lt/6Qs0p7
VIDEO REPORT @BBC
A BILLION GO HUNGRY BECAUSE OF GMO FARMING : Vandana Shiva http://www.sott.net/article/260505-A-billion-go-hungry-because-of-GMO-farming-Vandana-Shiva
"GENETIC ROULETTE - THE GAMBLE OF OUR LIVES" - YouTube 1:24:59 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXEEiznjkMM
MONSANTO FOOD WARS: GMO SEEDS AND ANIMALS http://sco.lt/7VzazJ
"SEEDING DEEP DEMOCRACY - Vandana Shiva http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1054461972/seeding-deep-democracy-vandana-shiva