Arsenic And (Old) Rice

rice products

Did you hear Consumer Union’s discovery last week that arsenic is found in rice? It feels like everywhere I turn, there is another bit of bad food news. I would have been happy if the headlines for The Stanford Study’ said ‘Organic Food Has Fewer Pesticides, therefore it’s healthier for you!’ I hate to think that my best bit of good news this past week was Maria Rodale’s Huffingpost article stating that the first long-term animal study was just released and, in fact, GMO corn is linked to serious health effects including liver and kidney damage, and mammary tumors. I know— that isn’t good news.


That’s not what this is about. This is about yet another story of the things that we eat that are poisoning us— especially, arsenic. Continue reading

Genetic Roulette Movie

Update: There is another free preview of this eye-opening film through October. Please take the time to watch it and share it. The film is about and 1:30 hours, but there is also a 10 minute version to pique your interest. Have you seen it yet?



I don’t usually do quick posts, but I would like this movie out to as many people as possible. It’s very important and talks all about GMO’s and the effects of them on our world.  Please take the time to watch it and share it. There is a free preview until September 22, 2012 and then it can be viewed for a minimum donation of $2.99. I definitely think it’s worth it if you haven’t seen it yet.

When you finish watching the film come back and share your thoughts with me.

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The Cornier You Are The More I Don’t Want To Eat You

Corn husk doll
I stopped at a roadside farm stand (the location on a used-car lot should have clued me in) a couple of years ago. They were selling “native” corn.  I knew that I didn’t want corn that had been heavily sprayed with pesticides. This was during my days of innocence before I was aware of genetically engineered corn. Continue reading

Guess What? Organic Food is Healthier

organic produce is better

If organic farming is the natural way, shouldn’t organic produce just be called “produce” and make the pesticide-laden stuff take the burden of an adjective?

—Ymber Delecto

Did you see the international news yesterday that researchers at Stanford University  published a new study in the Annals of Internal Medicine? You can believe that my husband sent me the article first thing in the morning from BBC News, “Organic food ‘not any healthier“. What about NPR’s headline, “Why Organic Food May Not Be Healthier For You”?

But… when you read the articles you see that it isn’t actually a new study but review of more than 200 studies; all short-term, none longer than two years, with different variables. More research is needed.  Continue reading