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No GMO’s, No Soy, No Pesticides!

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My new and favorite product, Just Mayo~
Picture credit: Hampton Creek Products

 

This just came in my email and it only serves to confirm my worst fears of eating Mayo all these years.

Having spent the past several years hunting for an Organic one with no success, I eventually settled on the one with the fewest additives, Blue Plate.

Finding one without Soy did not look likely, at least not here in Central Florida.

But then thankfully, about a month ago, one was found with no Soy in it, and I tried it.

I really loved the taste, better yet, it contained NO SOY!

I now buy two bottles each week, just in case they drop it at my local store, as has been an often been the case, when something really healthy is discovered.

As you can imagine, reading this GMO story today and the accompanying press release study, I was more than a little relieved that I no longer eat/buy Soy Mayo.

Several other stories were in this same email, about the FDA and their attempts to eliminate the already widely approved requirements for identifying GMO’s in all foods.

Am I the only one who is convinced that the FDA and most of big Government wants to force these toxic foods down our unwilling throats, just to keep Monsanto happy?

I remember reading a story not so long ago, about the CEO of a huge Food Corporation, who ONLY eats Organic, isn’t it odd that they will not themselves eat the foods that they sell to the rest of us?

While looking for information about my new favorite Mayo, several ugly stories came up.

Wow, it is absolutely shocking what can happen when you threaten the Giants, like Hellman’s and others with a new product.

They go nuts!

The reason that I bought this new product in the first place, was because it was the ONLY one that did not have Soy in it.

If you know anything about Soy, it is processed, using Hexane, which is a pesticide.

Expeller pressed anything is always the best way to go with foods.

So, today, I have shared with you a new passion, Just Mayo.

Yes, I know it really isn’t Mayo, but that is exactly why I like it, because it is made without GMO’s, Soy or Pesticides.

 

Places to learn more:

GMO Soy Accumulates Formaldehyde & Disrupts Plant Metabolism, Suggests Peer-Reviewed Study

Study Concludes FDA GMO Approval Process is Flawed, Outdated, and Unscientific

Hampton Creek Foods Sued

Bill Gates-backed Hampton Creek gets into hot water over calling eggless spread ‘mayo’

Hampton Creek takes crack at breaking up egg industry

Study Concludes FDA GMO Approval Process is Flawed, Outdated, and Unscientific

 

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Delicious, Delightful Dining

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Lake Osceola, Winter Park, Florida
Picture credit: Hugh C. Leighton

 

Two stories on our local news this morning, are reason for Florida food lovers to celebrate, as both involve great food and great places to eat it.

As if they were reading the collective minds of all of their customers, one of our favorite places to eat, Chipotle, has announced that they are now serving zero GMO foods at their restaurants.

Chipotle has become, after living in California for over 30 years, my favorite place here for Mexican food.

They have many excellent, healthy choices of great food that is carefully watched over and most delicious.

This is just a beginning, hopefully many, or all Global eateries will soon follow their exemplary example.

Those in the food serving industry can no longer afford to insult or offend their customers and this latest move by a big chain member, is a positive response for the greater good, unlike the negative one last year by Subway, when they were accused by a Blogger with a terse expose concerning the quite nasty rubber mat ingredient, azodicarbonamide, which was found in their bread, forcing them to quickly back pedal and remove the foreign substance.

This latest move by Chipotle is in keeping with the company’s long time mantra of serving clean, safe, healthy food.

It is becoming increasingly apparent, that when we the people, speak with one loud and clear voice, companies DO respond!

Locally, the trendy and elegant town of Winter Park, a favorite dining and shopping destination for so many, has announced that they are petitioning all restaurants in the town to go  ” Smoke Free.”

The voluntary initiative called  “Breathe Free Winter Park”  is already quite a success, with roughly 25 eateries already on board.

This is a very smart move for all involved, as absolutely no one should have to breathe smoke when they are eating.

Clean air, is better for the consumers and better for those who work in the industry.

My only complaint about this delightful, little shopping paradise, which I find on par with many of the best in California, is the ugly parking situation.

The town fathers simply must find a solution to this, somehow.

Yes, there is a Chipotle in Winter Park on the corner of 17/92 and Fairbanks and once the parking issues are solved and our food no longer has any GMO’s in them, we can all enjoy delicious, delightful dining!

 

Places to learn more:

Chipotle Completes Plan to Remove GMOs From All Ingredients

Chipotle nixes genetically modified ingredients from its menu

Chipotle is now GMO-free

Winter Park aims to be first city in Central Florida with all smoke-free restaurants

Winter Park program would make restaurants entirely smoke-free

Winter Park wants restaurants to offer ‘smoke-free’ patios

 

What Are You Eating?

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A Fruit stall in a market in Barcelona, Spain.
Picture credit: Daderot.

 

Three items in my email this morning concerning healthy eating and food, need to be shared.

The first was about the ongoing battle with Monsanto, Kraft and their friends at DuPont and Pepsi, in their efforts to defeat the GMO labeling propositions in the upcoming elections.

These bullies are spending millions in the two states where it is once again, on the ballot.

It will take a miracle to defeat the kind of money that this monster company and their comrades in crime possess.

This type of legislation against GMO’s has been defeated in nearly every state where it has been on the ballot so far, with only Maine, Connecticut and Vermont actually succeeding to get it passed.

There is simply not enough opposition  money to fight these huge, powerful Corporations.

Consumers have repeatedly spoken out strongly about their feelings on GMO’s not being labeled, but it has fallen on deaf ears everywhere.

Why?

Because no one can afford or wants to have these Giants as their enemies.

These Companies know exactly where to put their money and have strong lobbyists and greedy politicians in their pockets.

The next news item was about the myriad of foods that are still being sold everywhere, that contain the rubber mat additive azodicarbonamide, that was recently dumped by Sub Way after being outed and ashamed by a tenacious Blogger who exposed them.

But, yikes there are hundreds more food products still out there that have it in them and few know it.

Please check out this list below and refuse to buy their product until the rubber mats are removed.

Also, please do tell the individual Companies and the stores why you are refusing to buy it as well.

Strength in numbers!

And last but definitely, not least by any means, is a lengthy report on something very close to my heart.

Can your diet really fight and or defeat cancer?

After reading this story about this man and his work, I was thrilled.

The thinking of this brilliant scientist, T. Colin Campbell, is something that I have strongly believed in for many years and I concur with nearly 100 % of this conclusions.

As with Dr. Campbell, I also believe that the consumption of animals is a very bad thing, for them and for us.

This retired professor of nutritional biochemistry at Cornell, has devoted his entire life to finding the healthiest ways to eat.

His work was at first widely praised, but then as bottom lines were being threatened by his accurate findings, those who had previously soundly supported and admired him, fell away.

This man will not back down, he knows what is at stake.

If you would like to explore the possibility of starting yourself and your loved ones on a new path,  away from a life of unhealthy eating, won’t you please read the story?

If for no other reason, than to perhaps consider a healthier alternative to a meat based diet.

Better yet, ask  yourself this question: what are you eating?

 

Places to learn more:

In GMO Labeling Initiative Fight, Those Against Are Spending All the Money

500 Foods That Contain a Chemical Found in Yoga Mats

Can Cancer Be Prevented—And Even Cured—Through Diet? This Scientist Is Convinced It Can

 

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