Bob’s Red Mill and GMOs


Bob - Bob's red mill

 

 

Does he or doesn’t he–that is the question.

The answer is: His products are GMO-FREE ūüôā

 

 

 

Here’s an article I came across from Bob’s Red Mill when I was researching Kamut flour. I have some in my closet. Why I bought it, I don’t know–it’s in the wheat family. At one time I was considering making my own pasta and apparently this flour makes a supurb pasta and flat bread.

Here’s Bob’s Article answering the question about Bob’s Red Mill products and GMO seeds…

Our Policy Regarding GMOs
by Cassidy Stockton     February 27th, 2013 in Featured Articles, Health, Whole Grains 101
With all of the attention swirling around genetically modified organisms (GMOs), we’ve been getting a heap of questions about our products and GMOs. Rest assured, at Bob’s Red Mill, we are committed to providing identity preserved products exclusively.

‚ÄúIdentity preserved‚ÄĚ means that the seeds that were planted to grow our crops came from a non-GMO source. We work constantly with our farmers and suppliers to ensure that the ingredients we procure are non-GMO. In fact, each of our corn, rice, soy and flax suppliers is required to sign a statement which affirms that their ingredients come from non-GMO sources. Read More…

Pigs getting sick on genetically modified feed–who knew!


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Charlotte’s Web (Photo credit: alex.ragone)

Here’s another article from Organic Connections on the effects of genetically modified feed on pigs. Here’s the first paragraph:

“A new, peer-reviewed study has just been released detail¬≠ing adverse effects of genet¬≠i¬≠cally engi¬≠neered (GE) feed on pigs. Center for Food Safety has long advo¬≠cated for more robust safety test¬≠ing prior to intro¬≠duc¬≠ing GE foods into the food sup¬≠ply. Currently, no GE safety test¬≠ing is required in the U.S. The long-term study revealed that pigs fed a GE diet suf¬≠fered higher rates of severe stom¬≠ach inflam¬≠ma¬≠tion and had on aver¬≠age heav¬≠ier uteruses. The find¬≠ings were bio¬≠log¬≠i¬≠cally and sta¬≠tis¬≠ti¬≠cally sig¬≠nif¬≠i¬≠cant and mir¬≠ror what many farm¬≠ers have been report¬≠ing anec¬≠do¬≠tally for years. The study was per¬≠formed over the course of five years by inde¬≠pen¬≠dent researchers in Australia and the U.S.” Read More

Artificial Sweeteners — cause obesity :(


ImageOOps! Can you believe it. All this time those sodas with only 1 calorie are making us FAT!

I have been getting email from Organic Connections and the article last night blew me away. The title of the article is, Could Artificial Sweeteners be Sabotaging Your Diet? by Mark Hyman, MD.

Here is the opening paragraph of the article, “I always thought it was funny to see a very large per¬≠son order a Big Mac, large fries‚ÄĒand top it off with a Diet Coke. I also found it pecu¬≠liar that I rarely saw thin peo¬≠ple drink¬≠ing diet sodas. So I began to won¬≠der if there could be a link between diet bev¬≠er¬≠ages or arti¬≠fi¬≠cial sweet¬≠en¬≠ers and obe¬≠sity. As I began to explore this notion, I dis¬≠cov¬≠ered a num¬≠ber of dif¬≠fer¬≠ent research find¬≠ings that pointed to this very phenomenon.”

Drink your sunblock?


I came across this article on Natural Vitality Livings web site. You will have to tell me how good it tastes because I don’t do ginger. I’ve been juicing for about a month and have not enjoyed any drink with ginger in it. I know it’s good for digestion and your stomach, but I’ll have to get help somewhere else!

gojilemonaideIngredients
2 Tbsp goji berries (available at natural products stores)
1¬Ĺ cups water
1 tsp ginger root, freshly grated
¬Ĺ lemon, juiced
Raw honey to taste (optional)
Instructions
Soak goji berries in water for at least one hour to soften. Pour goji berries and soak water into a blender with remaining ingredients; blend on high until completely mixed.
Pour into a glass with plenty of ice and lemon slices.
Other super-antioxidant add-ins:
açaí berry powder,
blueberries,
vanilla bean,
raw cacao powder,
fresh peppermint,
golden raisins,
raw cranberries,
blackberries.
For more on Sarah Britton, visit her blog, My New Roots.

Wow! Genetic Engineer turns organic!


I couldn’t believe it, well, yes I can, that a Genetic Engineer has finally had it with GMOs and being a part of the dark side. Here’s the article my cousin posted yesterday:

organicHere’s a teaser from the article:

What are some of the other risks you see with GMOs?

Vrain: When I hear we need genetic engi­neer­ing to feed the world, I cringe. It turns out that there is no increase in yield, no decrease use of pes­ti­cides, and the process is of highly ques­tioned safety.

Even if genetic engi­neer­ing was per­fectly safe, I still ques­tion it because of genetic pol­lu­tion. Organic crops and foods are becom­ing contaminated.

I’m also con­cerned about con­t­a­m­i­na­tion of the envi­ron­ment with antibi­otic resis­tant genes. Every GM crop has these genes. The pre­lim­i­nary evi­dence we have is that bac­te­ria in the soil and in the human gut are capa­ble of pick­ing those genes up. Considering the alarm I hear from med­ical peo­ple about los­ing antibi­otics, I think this should be a seri­ous concern.

Wheat/Gluten free and ADHD, Bi-Polar…


wheat pic

I believe there is evidence relating to gluten and reducing psychological symptoms. Even Dr. Davis in Wheat Belly talked about schizophrenics getting better when taken off of gluten…

When my ADHD son was diagnosed, no one talked about changing his diet. I’d hear mothers talking about staying away from red dyes like in Kool Aid. I have no personal experience with psychological disorders and eating wheat-free.

My goal is to post articles I’ve found that link gluten and the mind. In my own case, I know that I am thinking more clearly and my depression seems to be in check without meds and my anxiety seems to have gone to almost nothing.

I would love to have people comment and give their experiences regarding gluten-free eating and the mind. ūüôā

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-breakthrough-depression-solution/201105/is-gluten-making-you-depressed

http://www.glutenfreeschool.com/2012/01/16/mental-health/

http://www.thebalancedmind.org/connect/forums/complementary-and-alternative-medicine-cam/is-the-gluten-free-diet-helpful-to-you

http://scholar.google.com/scholar?q=gluten+effect+on+psychological+disorders&hl=en&as_sdt=0&as_vis=1&oi=scholart&sa=X&ei=pNA4UY-tJZLU9AS0soDoAg&ved=0CDgQgQMwAA

http://www.drkaslow.com/html/gluten-brain_connection_.html

http://www.glutenfreesociety.org/gluten-free-society-blog/gluten-a-cause-of-mental-disease/

http://celiacdisease.about.com/od/glutenintolerance/a/Gluten-Bipolar-Disorder.htm

http://www.nutramed.com/celiac/celiacbrain.htm

http://www.livestrong.com/article/474587-gluten-free-diet-bipolar-disorder/

Webmd – on pg. 2 are dietary interventions…

http://www.webmd.com/brain/autism/news/20070820/caution-urged-for-autism-treatments

I hope I haven’t overwhelmed anyone. There’s seems to be a lot of good information here.

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