Figuring out how to eat Mexican food and avoiding GMOs is one of the toughest dilemmas I have encountered since I started living an organic lifestyle. I love Mexican food and it is one of my favorite types of food (next to pizza, french fries and cake). The problem? If you go to any popular mexican restaurant you are destined to consume genetically engineered ingredients. Everything is either made or fried with vegetable oil (corn, soybean, or canola) or corn – and over 90% of corn, soy and canola are likely to come from genetically engineered crops. And let’s face it, going out to a Mexican restaurant and avoiding the chips, the tortillas, the enchiladas, etc. is NOT FUN.
A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of finally connecting with one of my favorite food heroes – Birke Baehr. We’d been talking for months over the blog and Facebook – but finally we had the chance to meet over dinner at one of my favorite restaurants – Halcyon. Not only did we have a fantastic meal together (and a lot of laughs about me not willing to take his $5 dollar bet to eat pig ears), but we also had an incredible opportunity to give a keynote address to some young adults who are helping their communities fight the epidemic of obesity at the Southern Obesity Conference.
Hope you enjoy the candidness of our talk…You can bet, Birke and I will be teaming up again…
If this is the first time you are learning about Birke – you’ve got to check out his TED Talk and his new book “Birke On the Farm” – especially if you have kids. What an amazing young man he is!
A couple of months ago I was quoted saying that if California’s Proposition 37 didn’t pass – I’d get sick to my stomach. Well, that’s exactly what happened as I watched the returns come in on Tuesday Night. I went to bed numb and admittedly sad knowing it was going to require much more work to change the food system in this country.
This is one of a few giveaways about to come your way – all in the support of labeling genetically modified foods (GMOs) and Prop 37!
We need to raise money to tell the truth about the dangers of GMOs — on TV commercials, billboards, etc. — and get Californians out on November 6th to VOTE YES on Prop 37!
As you might have heard, the opposition is spending over a million dollars a day to saturate the airways with misinformation and lies. Lucky for us, companies like Vita Spelt are partnering with people like me to help raise even more money for Prop 37.
Vita Spelt makes an excellent line of organic spelt products – I am a huge fan of spelt because it has a softer texture than whole wheat, but is still a whole ancient grain that hasn’t been overly processed.
I’ve got some important GMO news I want to share with you…
#1 – The Dr. Oz Show
I haven’t seen a single mainstream TV media network talk about GMOs or Prop 37 as in depth as Dr. Oz did yesterday and now I know why.
In response to his show – A GMO and AG Biotech advocate Bruce Chassy sent a scathing letter to the producers and lawyers of the Dr. Oz show – screaming foul play. He said the show had been orchestrated by Jeffery Smith and the Proposition 37 campaign.
The letter is recognizant of the same type of threat tactics deployed by the beef industry who sued Oprah, on European countries as they were considering labeling GMOs and the same ones being used to attack and question the longest term study ever conducted on the safety of GMOs by Séralini.
You can find the full letter here. I encourage you to read it, comment and see how low the biotech industry is willing to go to prevent us from knowing what’s in our food. In this letter, Mr. Chassy even goes as far to say that biotech crops are safer than organic food. Wow. I can’t believe anyone in their right mind could say that considering the millions of pounds of herbicides that are being sprayed on GMO crops.