Today- October 16-is Blog Action Day, an annual event to focus bloggers on one global topic. The 2011
topic is FOOD- A fitting topic for this farmer. As a farmer, my life passion is all about using God-Given talents and his natural resources to produce food for the world. Unfortunately, the lack of knowledge about the food we eat is filling the consumer’s mind with fallacious statements about Food.
Therefore on this Call to Action Day, I present 5 Common Myths about Food
5. High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) is more fattening for me than
Table Sugar (Cane Sugar)
body metabolizes it the same no matter if the sugar comes from corn or sugar cane.
– American Dietetic Association, Hot Topics paper on High Fructose Corn Syrup, December
cane in the U.S., it is largely grown in more favorable climates of Brazil and India (top world producers). Field Corn is widely produced in the United States. It is easier and cheaper for America’s Food Companies to use a
home grown product.
4. Antibiotics fed to livestock and poultry are causing humans to be resistance to antibiotics.
human resistance to antibiotics. So a run to the border to obtain Mexican Antibiotics to take at will is more dangerous than farmers and ranchers administrating antibiotics supervised by licensed veterinarians by the label.Get the Facts.
cow-calf operation, the health of the animal is extremely important to me. I can only speak for my farm but we only use antibiotics to treat sickness. Our first line of defense for our animals that are under stress or going to be facing a stressful environment-weaning or traveling or extreme weather pattern-is to use a natural probiotic products filled with essential vitamins and minerals. If an animal is diagnosed as being ill then an antibiotic is administrated after consulting the veterinarian by the label.
3. Organic Food is more Nutritious
requirements of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to be Certified Organic. Every step of raising the crop or animal must be inspected and certified by the USDA or it is NOT CERTIFIED ORGANIC. The USDA has never claimed that Certified Organic food is more nutritious than conventionally produced
food. Certified Organic label defines the way the food was grown, handled, and processed.
Organic fruit and vegetable growers use insecticides and fungicides that are approved for organic growers. These are inorganic substances (such as copper and sulfur), microbes and toxic plant extracts. They are all
registered as pesticides by the EPA and pass the same regulatory safety tests as do the synthetic chemicals used by non-organic growers.
However, since the inorganic substances, microbes and toxic plant extracts are not as effective as synthetic chemicals, organic growers spray more often than non-organic growers and use a greater tonnage of pesticides per acre than do non-organic farmers. –SafeFoodInc.Org
2. Genetically Modified Foods are bad for your health.
survival of the fittest. So think of Biotechnology as the Survival of the Fittest with a BOOST OF INNOVATION.
occurring) and inserting it in another. These GMOs are commonly used in agriculture to create seeds that are resistant to disease or insect. This exciting innovation has changed the world of farming. We now can plant seed that does not require as much of pesticide to be applied.
produce land. At the same time the number of humans in the world is rapidly increasing. The amount of food we produce must also increase. Technology advancements, like biotechnology, can increase the amount of food raised on the same amount of land.
- Nutritionally-Enriched Food
- Reduce Pesticide Application
- Longer-Lasting, Fresher Produce
- Allows farmers to produce more on less land
for your health. After all how long have you been eating products made with yeast?
1. Going Meatless can improve your health.
provide all of the essential building blocks (amino acids) that your body needs for optimal health. Unlike most plant sources of protein, lean meats supply’s most readily accessible and easily absorbed source of iron and zinc-essential nutrients for muscle growth and good health. Meat can help you to get the most
nutrition for your Calorie intake. Protein, Iron, Zinc, Vitamin Bs all wrapped up in tasteful serving.
is monounsaturated-the same type of heart healthy fat found in salmon and olive oil. In addition 1/3 of the saturated fat of beef is stearic acid. Researchers have shown that stearic acid has neutral or cholesterol lowering effect.