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10 Reasons to Eat Locally Grown Food

Eating local foods is better for you, for the environment, and (most importantly) for your taste buds. Here are HealthFitnessRevolution’s top 10 big, umbrella-style reasons you might want to consider eat locally grown food:

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Killing Us Softly—Glyphosate Herbicide or Genocide?

One of the more bizarre actions in terms of the health and safety of EU citizens is the saga of Monsanto and its toxic herbicide or weed-killer, Roundup, the most widely used weed-killer on the planet. On October 25, 2017 the European Union Commission again announced that it lacked the necessary member state votes to approve a ten year license extension for weed-killer glyphosate. They will try again. Behind this seeming routine announcement is one of the hottest battles over food and human health the world has seen since...

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Laboratory Testing Reveals Substantial Amounts of Glyphosate in Foods and Population

As food has become increasingly adulterated, contaminated and genetically engineered, the need for laboratory testing has grown.

HRI Labs is often hired to test foods claiming to be non-GMO, “all natural” and/or organic. Testing often reveals such claims to be untrue. Several Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavors were recently found to contain glyphosate

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Raw Milk Benefits Skin, Allergies and Immunity

It actually benefits your body in many ways, and although it might have earned a reputation among some for being dangerous, you shouldn’t miss out on all this amazing superfood has to offer because raw milk benefits are truly impressive.

Probiotics are only found in small amounts in raw milk, but when you ferment raw milk to make foods like kefir, yogurt or cheese, the good bacteria dramatically increase.

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Top 10 Reasons to Support Organic in the 21st Century

Source: Alan Greene, MD (Organic Trade Association), Bob Scowcroft(Organic Farming Research Foundation), Sylvia Tawse (Fresh Ideas Group)

  1. Reduce The Toxic Load: Keep Chemicals Out of the Air, Water, Soil and our BodiesBuying organic food promotes a less toxic environment for all living things. With only 0.5 percent of crop and pasture land in organic, according to USDA that leaves 99.5 percent of farm acres in the U.S. at risk of exposure to noxious agricultural chemicals.

Our bodies are the environment so supporting organic agriculture doesn’t just benefit your family, it (...)

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Why Grass-Fed Beef Is Healthier Than Grain-Fed: A 2-Part Series
by Dave Asprey

Not all meat is created equal. When people look at grass-fed beef, they assume it’s the same as grain-fed. One of the most common questions about the Bulletproof Diet is, “Can I eat organic grain-fed meat instead?”

You can eat whatever you want, but grain-fed meat is not Bulletproof like grass-fed meat. It looks similar, tastes (somewhat) similar, and smells the same, but the truth is: (...)

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What You Need to Know About Grass-Fed Beef
By Dr. Mercola

Most of us benefit from high-quality animal protein. But what constitutes "high quality"? One key factor that has a tremendous bearing on the quality of the meat is whether or not the cattle was raised on pasture, opposed to a confined animal feeding operation (CAFO).

Joey Jones has been involved in the grass-fed beef market for over 17 years. He created (...)

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Is Your Grass-Fed Beef for Real? Here’s How to Tell and Why it Matters
By Amy McCarthy

As demand for grass-fed beef explodes, a range of practices and labels (and a lack of regulation) persists.

When you buy a pound of hamburger in the grocery store, you’re likely to be bombarded by an incredible assortment of labels. With all-natural, grass-fed, free-range, pastured, sustainably sourced, and certified organic options to choose from, it’s not easy to parse which beef is actually the best.

In recent years, demand for grass-fed beef has grown rapidly, thanks to the popularity of high-protein diets and growing consumer awareness about the overuse of antibiotics on farms and other related concerns. Grass-fed beef is also seen as (...)

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10 Problems Genetically Modified Foods Are Already Causing
By Joe Martino

Genetically modified foods (GMOs) have been getting a bad rep for years now as studies continue to come out revealing the dangerous nature of GMOs. Whether it be the harm they cause to people eating them, or the environment, many believe GMOs have no place in our world. On the flip side, many state there are no real concerns we have to worry about yet when it comes to human consumption, and in many ways GMOs help to feed the world. The ‘feed the world’ claim has always been refuted by pointing to the amount of food waste that exists as well as the current farming methods available that could feed the world without GMOs.

Nonetheless, people are not sold on GMOs and they have good reason. Here are 10 problems genetically modified foods are already causing in our world (...)

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BREAKING: Glyphosate (Roundup) Carcinogenic In the PARTS PER TRILLION Range

By Sayer Ji, June 13th 2013, GreenMedInfo LLC. This work is reproduced and distributed with the permission of GreenMedInfo LLC. Want to learn more from GreenMedInfo? Sign up for the newsletter here .

An alarming new study finds that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup weedkiller, is estrogenic and drives breast cancer cell proliferation in the parts-per-trillion range. Does this help explain the massive mammary tumors that the only long term animal feeding study on Roundup and GM corn ever performed recently found? (...)

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New Evidence Against These Cancer-Causing Foods - And the Massive Cover-Up Effort
By Dr. Mercola

The World According to Monsanto is an absolutely brilliant documentary that should be on the required viewing list of virtually everyone on the planet. While it's already a few years old, the information it contains will remain current until we stop allowing genetically engineered crops to be planted altogether.

The film explains how the biotech giant Monsanto threatens to destroy the agricultural biodiversity that has served mankind for thousands of years. I must warn you though; it may bring tears to your eyes as you learn how (...)

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Top 10 Reasons To Go Organic
By Renee Loux

Regardless of diet, organic foods are a smart priority. Opting for organic foods is an effectual choice for personal and planetary health. Buying organically grown food—free of harmful chemicals, bursting with more nutrition, taste, and sustainable sustenance—is a direct vote for immediate health and the hopeful future of generations to come.

Here are the top 10 reasons to choose organic foods today (...)

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