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The anti-GMO way: Modern corn was created through thousands of generations of selective breeding by indigenous Mesoamericans

The anti-GMO way: Modern corn was created through thousands of generations of selective breeding by indigenous Mesoamericans | Natural Health | Scoop.it

"Corn (also known as maize), was already being eaten 8,700 years ago in the lowlands of what is now southwestern Mexico. Like all domestic crops, it was probably developed through a combination of random mutations (producing, for example, a variety whose seed heads did not explode, thus allowing the seeds to be harvested by humans) and selective breeding by humans. Selective breeding occurs when humans facilitate the reproduction of only those plant or animal varieties that contain the traits most beneficial for themselves."

 

Selective breeding is not the same as genetic engineering, whatever Monsanto's PR likes to say.

 

Genetic engineering is a completely unnatural method that has unknown consequences because it is based on the completely false idea that each gene codes for a single protein.

 

This was an assumption of genetic engineering that was proven false when the Human Genome Project found that the number of genes does not match the number of proteins in the human body.

 

The consequences are that the 'scientists' have no idea what happens in the human body when such products are consumed.

 

Discover what you are eating and refuse to buy GM products.


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Russia's small-scale organic agriculture model may hold the key to feeding the world ~ RiseEarth

Russia's small-scale organic agriculture model may hold the key to feeding the world ~ RiseEarth | Natural Health | Scoop.it

A far cry from the unsustainable, chemical-dependent, industrialized agriculture system that dominates the American landscape today, Russia's agricultural system, which is not technically a system at all, is run by the people and for the people.

 

Thanks to government policies there that actually encourage autonomous family farming, rather than cater to the greed of chemical and biotechnology companies like they do here in the states, the vast majority of Russians are able and willing to grow their own food on privately-owned family plots known as "dachas."

 

Russia's Private Garden Plot Act, which was signed into law back in 2003, entitles every Russian citizen to a private plot of land, free of charge, ranging in size from 2.2 acres to 6.8 acres. Each plot can be used for growing food, or for simply vacationing or relaxing, and the government has agreed not to tax this land. And the result of this effort has been phenomenal, as Russian families collectively grow practically all the food they need.


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Doctor: Modern wheat is a "perfect, chronic poison" [with video - 5min]

Doctor: Modern wheat is a "perfect, chronic poison" [with video - 5min] | Natural Health | Scoop.it
Cardiologist Dr.William Davis says people are losing substantial weight, getting healthy by scrapping wheat from their diet...

 

Davis said that the wheat we eat these days isn't the wheat your grandma had: "It's an 18-inch tall plant created by genetic research in the '60s and '70s," he said on "CBS This Morning."

 

"This thing has many new features nobody told you about, such as there's a new protein in this thing called gliadin. It's not gluten. I'm not addressing people with gluten sensitivities and celiac disease. I'm talking about everybody else because everybody else is susceptible to the gliadin protein that is an opiate. This thing binds into the opiate receptors in your brain and in most people stimulates appetite...


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