Welcome to the nutrition revolution – part 1: vitamin K2

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From Annie’s Kitchen

I’ve been writing about holistic nutrition, professionally, for about 30 years. But never have I witnessed such a turnaround in how we’re now thinking and what we’re now recommending. And never before have I experienced such a turnaround in my own health – through following the new guidelines – and I don’t mean just in terms of losing excess weight and feeling better through less inflammation; I mean to the extent of new tooth material and new hair growing and having masses more energy.

I almost feel that I’ve discovered the elixir of youth.

So how did we go so wrong before, in what we were recommending? And what is the nutrition revolution? Continue reading

Are vegans more spiritual or closer to God?

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From Annie’s Kitchen

I had a discussion with a friend, the other day, who was insisting that being vegan was the more moral option and thus his veganism made him more spiritual and closer to God. But I think he was suffering from the confusion and cognitive dissonance that comes about when you conflate religion with spirituality.

For one thing, it seems bizarre to me that the Christian God would create a universe in which everything has to feed on everything else to survive, and in which nobody gets out alive, and yet to still insist that trying to preserve all life at all costs brings one closer to “Him”. That would make “Him” extremely perverse and cruel, in my view  – not to mention, if death is considered to be a ‘sin’, then “His” creation has one hell of a design fault. Continue reading

Which causes cancer more quickly: cigarettes, diet soda or GMOs?

Some people believe that regularly smoking the 7,000 chemicals in commercial cigarettes is the quickest way to get cancer in the world. Other folks believe that artificial sweeteners, because they taste so sweet, trick the body into ingesting them and are the “Trojan horses” of the food industry, causing breast cancer and prostate cancer faster than any other food, drink or consumable chemical-laced product on the market. But then again, there’s GMOs. Genetically modified organisms contain pesticides that can kill nearly any living thing that consumes them, including insects, rats and, yes, humans. Pesticide is the umbrella name for herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, algaecides and even fertilizers meant to kill “pests” — hence the name.

There is really no measurement right now for how many GMOs are in foods, drinks and even cigarettes. Scientists who modify organism through gene insertion are apt to promote the corresponding pesticides, no matter whether humans are dying from them or not. Cigarettes, diet soda and GMOs — are you guilty of “consuming” all three daily? Then your clock is ticking! Continue reading

Monsanto’s touring Britain to persuade us that the ‘science is settled’ on GMOs

by Lance D Johnson

Monsanto public relations are fighting an uphill battle as they try to convince the world that their genetically modified crops are beneficial and necessary. More than ever before, informed people are skeptical of the so-called safety of GMOs and agrochemicals. When the International Agency for Research on Cancer declared that glyphosate was a probable human carcinogen, public opinion on GMO safety quickly shifted.

Now Monsanto must employ a new strategy to promote GMOs, one that paints dissenters as “ideologically driven” and “anti-science.” In the United Kingdom, Monsanto headquarters appointed former World Bank communications strategists Vance Crowe to head up a new position called “Director of Millennial Engagement.” This position was created to convince skeptical young adults that their anti-GMO views are fueled by emotion, not logic. Crowe is scheduled to tour the UK in 2017 and convince millennials that the benefits of GMOs trump the fear surrounding public opinion. Continue reading

Voting to Leave the EU is the real One World solution

by Annie Dieu-Le-Veut

Those who want to leave the EU are getting called racist, Enochian, Little Englanders for wanting to be free to trade with every country in the whole world, not just those within a protectionist prison.

Surely that’s some kind of double-speak, worthy of Orwell?

This picture of Fortress Europe gives the lie to the delusion that staying within the European Union is about a Brave New World of open borders.

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Why voting to leave the EU is the only way to keep out GM foods

By Annie Dieu-Le-Veut

As the TTIP leaks have gradually unfolded over the last few days, it’s become abundantly clear that there is only one option for anyone who wants to keep genetically modified foods out of the Britain. That is to vote to leave the European Union in the upcoming referendum on June 23rd.

We used to have a feeling of security about the EU’s attitude to GMs. We believed that being part of Europe would protect us from our own ministers in Britain who are trying to bring them in. Unfortunately, that’s turning out to be a feeling of false security, which was already unravelling fast before last weekend’s leaks of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership treaty. Here’s why: Continue reading

Mars and Kellogg’s to label GMOs across the US

First General Mills announced its plans to label GMOs, and now two more Big Food companies are following the company’s lead. Both Kellogg’s and Mars will now label many of their products with the words, “produced with genetic engineering” if they contain GMO ingredients, starting in mid-April. Continue reading

Most meat in the UK comes from animals fed on GM feed

This article is not from a swivel-eyed conspiracy rag, unless we consider the Daily Mail as such. On The Holistic Works, we’ve been pointing out the same thing for years … and have even produced a specially-created app which is free of charge and that gives you GM information about thousands of foods on sale in the UK – including those that are GM, and those that contain meat and dairy from animals fed on GM-feed. You can download our free Shop GMO-Free in the UK app here. Continue reading

BBC Panorama under attack for its false portrayal of GM aubergines in Bangladesh as a ‘success’

By GM Watch

BBC Panorama’s programme, “GM Food: Cultivating Fear”, has come under attack from a Bangladeshi journalist for falsely portraying Bt brinjal (eggplant/aubergine) cultivation in Bangladesh as a success. The programme, which aired on 8 June, featured pro-GMO campaigner Mark Lynas visiting a Bt insecticidal brinjal field and enthusing about the performance of the crop, which was claimed to reduce insecticide sprays and help farmers avoid the effects of pesticide poisoning. Continue reading

Tell the World – which products in UK shops contain GMs

The power of social media is ballooning every day, with politicians and various other assorted villains becoming more and more wary of becoming the subject of a Twitter bomb, or a huge furour on Facebook.

This is why we’ve incorporated a very special feature in our free-to-download app, Shop GMO-Free in the UK, in which you can instantly tweet or send into your Facebook stream the GM-status of any food item. Continue reading

Put it in your diary: Saturday May 23rd – Mums Say No GMOs March in London

Mums Say No To GMOs are marching in London on Saturday 23rd May  – meet at Richmond Terrace, London SW1 at 12 midday.

Mums Say No to GMOs is a new group of articulate, intelligent women in the UK speaking out against GMOs. It was founded in response to Beyond GM’s Letter from America campaign (www.theletterfromamerica.org) and inspired by the campaigning work of mums in the US. Continue reading

How to stop GM potatoes entering UK supermarkets

The only way to stop GM potatoes entering UK supermarkets is to boycott them… in other words, don’t buy them. GM potatoes are on their way, according to various media sources which are trying to soften up the British public by telling them that GM potatoes are safe, despite them not being tested for human safety. Continue reading