Awareness Of Our Current Food Regulations

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Non Organic Foods it’s safe to eat

The food movement is definitely picking up steam these days: Farmers markets are on the rise, organic sales are up, and California is poised to vote on a proposition to label GMOs—which could set the pace for the rest of the nation.

Despite these advancements, we still have a ways to go. Until we attain a fair, sustainable food system for all, eating according to your values can cost a pretty penny. Organic produce, for example, tends to cost more than its pesticide-doused counterpart. The good news is, thanks to organizations like the Environmental Working Group (EWG), we know that some non-organic fruits and veggies are safer than others to eat. If purchasing organic food is too expensive for your family, go for these fruits and veggies next time you hit up the produce aisle.

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Pineapples,Avocados, onions,Cabbage,Sweet Peas, Eggplant,Mangoes, Sweet Potatoes,Kiwi..

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18 ‘Food, Inc.’ Facts Everyone Should Know

This powerful film changed the way millions of Americans eat. Find out why.

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The Food Label That Has Kraft, Nestle, And Coca-Cola Shaking In Their Boots

Unfortunately, this label is not about to happen, but it should. Why? Because right now food manufacturers can put whatever mutant food they want in your grocery stores — without labeling. There’s no indication if the food in that can of soup is, you know, actually real food. I want a label like this to exist so I can avoid living in a dystopian future where I don’t know what goes in my face-hole.

Monsanto in 1950

Prior to renaming itself an agribusiness company, Monsanto was a chemical company that produced, among other things, DDT and Agent Orange.

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Lack of USDA Power

In 1998, the USDA implemented microbial testing for salmonella and E. coli 0157h7 so that if a plant repeatedly failed these tests, the USDA could shut down the plant. After being taken to court by the meat and poultry associations, the USDA no longer has that power.

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Monsanto’s Soybean Monopoly

In 1996 when Monsanto introduced Round-Up Ready Soybeans, the company controlled only 2% of the U.S. soybean market. Now, over 90% of soybeans in the U.S. contain Monsanto’s patented gene.

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Minimal Food Inspections

In 1972, the FDA conducted 50,000 food safety inspections. In 2006, the FDA conducted only 9,164.

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Big Ag Controlling the FDA

During the Bush administration, the head of the FDA, Lester M. Crawford Jr., was the former executive VP of the National Food Processors Association.

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Big Ag in the USDA

During the Bush administration, the chief of staff at the USDA, James F. Fitzgerald, was the former chief lobbyist for the beef industry in Washington.

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The average chicken farmer (with two poultry houses) invests over $500,000 and makes only $18,000 a year.

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Sewing Seeds of Discontentment

Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas was an attorney at Monsanto from 1976 to 1979. After his appointment to the Supreme Court, Justice Thomas wrote the majority opinion in a case that helped Monsanto enforce its seed patents.

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Approximately 32,000 hogs a day are killed in Smithfield Hog Processing Plant in Tar Heel, N.C, the largest slaughterhouse in the world.

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Illusion of Options

The modern supermarket stocks, on average, 47,000 products, most of which are being produced by only a handful of food companies.

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GMO Woes

About 70% of processed foods have some genetically modified ingredient.

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No Right to Know

The SB63 Consumer Right to Know measure, requiring all food derived from cloned animals to be labeled as such, passed the California state legislature before being vetoed in 2007 by Governor Schwarzenegger, who said that he couldn’t sign a bill that pre-empted federal law.

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Diabetes Rates on the Rise

According to the American Diabetes Association, 1 in 3 Americans born after 2000 will contract early onset diabetes.

Among minorities, the rate will be 1 in 2.

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Foodborne Illness Becoming More Widespread

E. coli and salmonella outbreaks have become more frequent in America. In 2007, there were 73,000 people sickened by the E. coli bacteria.

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Hope in Organics

Organics is the fastest growing food segment, increasing 20% annually.

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The Impact of ‘Food, Inc.’ Lives On

Food, Inc. revealed powerful truths about the American food supply, from the inhumane treatment of factory farmed animals to the dangers of GMOs. Been a while since you’ve seen the film? We’ve compiled some of the most shocking facts from the movie. Read them to remind yourself why choosing sustainable, ethical food is so important—then share the info with those you love. Click through the gallery to see 18 truths you’ll never forget.

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