Hippocrates was on to something when he said the famous words: “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” Sadly in his time, Companies like Monsanto weren’t around for him to have tend with. But his words still have such power and ring so true in the hearts and minds of those who have an understanding of how the natural order of things should be. Call us hippies, call us anti-science freaks, call us whatever you would like, but the fact of the matter is, food that is good for our bodies and our souls, were meant to be planted and harvested naturally in the ground before serving to our families and friends. In no way am I hater of science or healthy progress. We owe so much to the numerous breakthroughs and inventions that science has helped to bring forward. But sacrificing the health and natural chemistry of our soils in the name of profit and higher yields is not only a crime against mother nature, but an irreversible chemical nightmare for future generations of growers and farmers to contend with!
Recently I read a post online stating that if we make them eat nothing they can grab at the grocery store anymore, what in the world will they eat? I have to laugh at such silliness. Have we really forgotten where everything first started? Has our progress and comfort in having someone else be responsible for providing food and goods to our friends and family really clouded the stories and ways of those who lived here before? Somehow we have forgotten that a garden at one time wasn’t a weekend hobby, but a means to help you live, be healthy, and thrive!! There was a time when we ate to taste and savor each bite of food we created, and felt our heart skip beats as each ingredient tickled our tongues. Yes Virginia, there was a time when you picked up an ear of corn and that’s all that it was, a simple and healthy piece of corn. Inside it’s husk were not injected DNA from a bug or flower, fish or other animal, just a simple and wonderfully grown ear of corn. Now, unless its grown in your own garden or labeled as 100% organic, there are just no guarantees. How sad for future generations, as little by little the big bad biochemical companies (yes one of which is the very same who created Agent Orange!) are taking over our fields and lands in the name or progress, science, and solving the world hunger problem! What isn’t of great concern to these companies, or for government agencies in charge of our food supply for that matter, is the blind pot that exists to the consequences of their efforts. The companies who create these fake foods preach over and over that they are safe! They offer up their in-house research, downplaying and discrediting any who oppose the findings. Donating and contributing thousands if not millions to organizations, political parties and government agencies, and think that we won’t sit here and wonder why they need too if their creations are so safe. They harp about cost, and how much re-labeling would cost, but ignore the fact that we as consumers have a right to know what we are feeding not just ourselves but our families as well. If it’s safe, label it!! Instead, they bring out their wallets and spend yet more money fighting to take away our right to know, and now have found ways to bully not just our local stores into carrying their frankenfoods, but have somehow managed to convince our government that it’s ok to threaten other countries who stand up and against what isn’t healthy or good for their people. Go figure!!
And so last Saturday, May 25, 2013, over two million people took to the streets to make sure their voices and feelings rang loud and clear through the ears of all who casually walked or drove by…Chants and songs declaring our desire to no longer be buy or support the foods that are making us sick and keeping us trapped in our unhealthy food cycle, echoed across the globe. A sight and sound that rightly deserved to be an event that will forever be part of history. But even as the masses stood up for what they want and demand, the dark forces of the opposition were at work. For many who thought they could catch this historic event on their local or national news, they were handed a dose if disappointment. The media seemed to have decided that this monumental event wasn’t worthy enough for them to cover…really? Or could have opened wallets and hefty encouragement from donors and protectors of the very companies that “we the people” were taking a stand against had somehow found a way to have their hands in this as well? Clearly our powers are underestimated. Somehow our stores, government, and these dark empires have forgotten that it is our money that ends up in their wallets, and our choices that we make on our own, to buy the products that makes them have that money and power. And as easily as it has come, it can very easily go. Which should scare these seemingly forgetful companies and government entities greatly.
Saturday, May 25th, 2013 marked not just a day of protest, but the start of what is soon to come. A change in the tides of what we accept and put faith in, a change in how and what we feed our families. An educated and passionate public across the globe, who turn to each other and lean on each other is far more powerful than any company will ever be. No my friends, that day was not just a day of peaceful and passionate chants and songs. History was made, but more importantly the beginning of the Food Revolution began. And while they can get the media to not cover protests or write truthful and accurate stories, and while they can ignore what the we the people want and demand…CHANGE IS COMING!!! Change has already begun. This is only the beginning..the beginning of the end of the monopolization and control over our food supply. The people have spoken. It’s time for a change, it’s time for a Food Revolution.
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