Soya bean farming and Your Health

Environmental destruction over environmental stewardship

Roundup herbicide devastates soils, rendering them contaminated and unable to produce healthy crops using traditional (or organic) farming methods. Once a farm plot is destroyed with Roundup, that farmer is forever enslaved to a chemical-based farming protocol. It’s unhealthy, it’s a disaster to the environment, and the actual crop yields are LOWER than with organic farming, over a period of five years or more.

By encouraging farmers to spray literally millions of acres of farmland with Roundup, Monsanto is engaged in a conspiracy to destroy our agricultural heritage and turn us all into “food slaves” that must pay tribute to Monsatan.

This style of farming is taking place around the globe.Fields across the street,are completely dead and brown,from a roundup kill,before planting GMO soyabean seeds.These bean seeds are blue green in colour.They are resistant to the roundup chemical.
Using this method of farming,assists the farmer with stubborn weeds,which are resistant to pesticides.
This is a food crop resistant to poison.

There is an intimacy related to food that does not exist with shoes or computers; the food that you eat is broken down on a molecular level and literally becomes part of you.

Ask any farmer and he will surely tell you that weeds are a constant problem. Weeds not only compete with crops for water, nutrients, sunlight, and space but also harbor insect and disease pests; clog irrigation and drainage systems; undermine crop quality; and deposit weed seeds into crop harvests. If left uncontrolled, weeds can reduce crop yields significantly.

Farmers can fight weeds with tillage, hand weeding, herbicides, or typically a combination of all techniques. Unfortunately, tillage leaves valuable topsoil exposed to wind and water erosion, a serious long-term consequence for the environment. For this reason, more and more farmers prefer reduced or no-till methods of farming.

Similarly, many have argued that the heavy use of herbicides has led to groundwater contaminations, the death of several wildlife species and has also been attributed to various human and animal illnesses.

Weed Control Practices

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Organic Foods

If you wish to avoid pesticides, GMO’s and other potentially dangerous foods, try to purchase organic food. Organic food has traditionally been a safe alternative to pesticide-ridden, over-processed food. In 1997 the term “organic” was almost rendered useless, as the FDA released rules defining what the term “organic” meant. It caused an immediate uproar, as it allowed genetically engineered and irradiated foods, to be called ‘organic.’ “Public response was 275,000-plus,” said Kathleen Merrigan, the administrator of US Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service. “It was one of the largest in the history of federal government.”

In response to the public outcry, the FDA reworked the rules and released them in December 2000. Now, to be ‘certified organic,’ food companies cannot use irradiation, conventional pesticides sewage sludge fertilizers, petroleum-based fertilizers or genetic engineering. Organic meat, poultry, eggs and dairy products come from animals that are given no antibiotics or growth hormones (including rBGH). Before a product can be labeled organic, a federally approved certifier must inspect the farm where the food is grown to make sure the farmer is following the strict requirements for USDA organic standards. Companies that handle or process organic food before it gets to your local market or restaurant must be certified as well.

Obviously, organic is the best way to go in order to get food of acceptable quality. By buying organically produced milk, meat, poultry and eggs, you help reduce the agricultural use of antibiotics and hormones. Organic farming doesn’t create the toxic runoff that pollutes water and disrupts ecosystems, and it helps preserve and improve farm soil. And, buying local organic produce from local farmers is one of the best ways you can support sustainable agriculture and open space in your area.

Being an informed consumer is an important part of becoming a healthy consumer. Now, more than ever, it is important to take control of your heath and the food you eat. Prevention is the best way to avoid serious health issues, so see your health care provider and get on a program of supplements that are right for your body. Eat right, get informed, get educated and get active!

Yours in Health
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