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Why the food revolution and living without plastic go hand in hand..

0 comments | Posted By Life Without Plastic On May 5, 2014

Do you know what’s in your food? I mean what’s really in it? Are you aware of every single ingredient, where it came from, how it was made, how it will truly affect your health – as opposed to what the flashy label on the package may proclaim?

If you don’t, you should be seeking this information because much of the food being consumed today is simply not healthy. Even proclamations like “whole grain” or “natural” or “trans fat-free” may be obscuring the reality of unhealthy ingredients like high fructose corn syrup, monosodium glutamate or massive amounts of salt.

Not to mention the unmentionables that greenwashed marketing won’t tell you about…genetically modified organisms, hormones, pesticides, synthetic chemicals.danger_pesticides

With cancer, diabetes and obesity rates on the rise, scrutinizing what we put in our bodies is as important as ever.

There is a revolution happening in food policy and in the food industry, and there has never been more information publicly available about the true nature of food.

That’s why we support events like the shockingly eye-opening Food Revolution Summit put on by John and Ocean Robbins over the past couple of weeks: http://foodrevolutionsummit.org/

And why we support publications that promote whole, nutirtional foods and healthy living, like The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook by Alissa Segersten and Tom Malterre:  http://wholelifenutrition.net/store/books/the-whole-life-nutrition-cookbook/  (check out the giveaway we are doing on our facebook page for their book and a couple of our containers)

Now here’s another question:  Do you know what’s in the plastic container or dish or package holding your food?

There are lots of toxic possibliities. Maybe carcinogens, maybe hormone disruptors. Educating people about the range of plastics out there and potential problems associated with them is a key part of what we do. Feel free to educate yourself by learning about the seven most common categories of plastics, and various other types of plastics that puncutate everyday life.

Our message is simple:  Educate yourself about your food and the plastics around you so you can decrease your toxic load and live a healthy whole life.

Image credits: Danger Pesticides (http://foodrevolutionsummit.org/empowerment/)

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