Who would have ever thought that ‘corn’ might be the cause of many of our common illnesses and diseases today. This article from US Wellness Meats newsletter by Catherine Ebeling, RN, BSN puts the issue of corn and the foods we eat into perspective. The one most startling fact that Ebeling points out is that… “corn has a peculiar carbon structure which can be traced in everything that consumes it. Compare a hair sample from an American and a Mexican and you’ll discover that the American contains a far larger proportion of corn-type carbon.” This reminds me of the Monsanto ‘tracker gene’ in Genetically Modified seed crops, when cross pollination occurs between farms, via insects or wind, the farm that may have been saving their own seed for generations can become contaminated by the Monsanto seed and the tracker gene can be found in the seed that had been saved for generations (that was NOT genetically modified)… but that’s a topic for a different article; The Skinny About Supermarket Meat and Your Health.
Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy corn just as much as the next gal. I just don’t believe it’s necessary to have corn in some 45,000 different products in our stores.
The point Ebeling makes is valuable and insightful on the trail that corn has had over the decades. Clearly this makes a great case for why we need factual information available to us so that ‘we’ can make educated choices and not be blinded by the glitz lining store shelves and the convincing billions of dollars a year of marketing has on consumers.
The American Feedlot, by Catherine Ebeling, RN, BSN
America is turning into one big gigantic feedlot… and WE are the cattle.
In the same way that commercially raised cattle are now living on a diet that consists mostly of corn, wheat, and soy products, so too, is the American public.
Like it or not, these industrialized farm products have found their way into our food supply in thousands of insidious ways.
From the myriad of packaged, processed items available at the grocery store, all the way to the commercially raised meats – corn, wheat and soy seem to be on the ingredient list if you look long enough.
Our American diet is not balanced. It’s heavily weighted with grain, grain-based food products (foods and drinks laced with high fructose corn syrup and other grain-type additives), and grain-fed livestock products.
About a third of your local supermarket’s 45,000 ingredients have corn, wheat or soy products or their derivatives in them. Continue reading “The Trail of Corn; going where no man (or woman) has gone before” »
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