Here are some notes and quotes from the ongoing Food Revolution Summit, by put on by Ocean and John Robbins – one of today’s warriors is the person who is promoting today’s food revolution… the organic, natural food movement, not working against nature as our enemy.
From April 27-May 5, John Robbins is interviewing 24 of the world’s leading experts in movements for healthy, sustainable, humane and conscious food for all. You can listen to each broadcast via teleconference or streaming webcast. In addition, all the presentations are available on 24 hour replay for no charge.
The Food Revolution Summit is for you if…
- You feel concerned about what’s happening with our food.
- You want your family to have access to good nutrition.
- You don’t want to get cancer, diabetes, or heart disease.
- You like to shop at farmer’s markets or to buy locally grown food.
- You’re disturbed by factory farms and genetically engineered food.
- You love animals.
- You want to find out how what you eat connects to the health of the planet.
- You want your family and friends to eat better but you don’t want to seem like a nag.
- You love food – perhaps you’re a bit of a foodie – or you love to cook!
- You want to enjoy food you can trust for a lifetime.
We ate our way into this situation and we’re going to have to eat our way out of it – Mark Hyman M.D.
This is a a really provocative statement! JR
Diabetes heart disease, cancer, insulin resistance… sugar is really at the root of this chronic problem… the disease is down stream, but the root cause is rarely addressed. There are 700 calories more per person in our foods supply today and a great deal of these calories come from in HFCS, high fructose corn syrup, which effects body differently than regular sugar.
It’s not a medication deficiency it’s a food problem – Mark Hyman M.D.
Added sugar is 15% of our calories, one soda is 20 teaspoons of sugar. The average kid has about 50% of their calories from soda!
The amount of refined and added sugar should effectively be 0
We can’t have free access to an addictive substance. – Mark Hyman M.D.
Dean Ornish, MD the more people change and improve their lifestyle at any age, the better they get. Change your lifestyle it changes your genes! All from changing your lifestyle.. it’s not all or nothing, at any age.. it works.
Don’t eat the apple was the first dietary intervention that never worked. Don’t call foods good and bad. It’s an overall way of eating and living that matters. Forget good or bad, Whatever you can do takes you in the right direction.. what direction are you headed in? – Dean Ornish MD.
We don’t have to wait for a new breakthrough, we have have to put into action what we already know. – Dean Ornish MD.
Lifestyle Change – the only side effects are good ones. – Dean Ornish MD.
This is an awesome interview with Robyn O’Brien. Robyn O’Briens love of her kids led her to investigate the food her family was eating and where it came from. Her findings galvanized her to found AllergyKids, which is seeking to restore the integrity of the food supply and the health of children. With her wildly popular TED talks, books, magazine columns, and online advocacy, Robyn has become one of the most formidable forces in the food movement today. Find out why the New York Times has called her “food’s Erin Brockovich”.
The food Movement is not just a food movement it’s one of the most patriotic things any of us can be involved in. Robyn O’Brien
Andrew Kimbrell – Standing For Food Safety. Andrew Kimbrell is a leading public interest attorney and the founder and director of The Center for Food Safety. He fights to protect people and the environment from the threats of chemical-dependent industrialized agriculture. Andrew has often been called upon to testify before Congress, and his work has been featured in numerous published works and documentaries. His most recent book is Your Right to Know: Genetic Engineering and the Secret Changes in Your Food. The Guardian recognized Andrew as one of the 50 people who could change the planet.
There is not doubt that we need a food system that regenerates itself!
Monsanto and other “chemical companies”, sell chemicals. All of their Roundup and other chemicals were never designed to increase crop yields, or reduce the need for chemicals. It was always designed to increase the consumption and use of chemicals. It’s not about you, nutrition, health, it’s about selling their toxic chemicals.
John Robbins, The Pesticide Treadmill – that faster we run on it, the worse it gets. 24d is Agent Orange Corn.
Jeffrey Smith – Protecting Your Family from GMOs Jeffrey Smith’s meticulous research (OMG was this meticulous!) has made him a world authority on the dangers of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). He documents how biotech companies continue to mislead legislators and safety officials to put our health at risk, and the environment in peril. Jeffrey is founder of Institute for Responsible Technology, author of the bestselling book, Seeds of Deception, and producer of the award-winning film, Genetic Roulette – The Gamble of Our Lives. Behind all the politics and special interest dollars, what’s the real scoop on GMOs? Find out what’s at stake, and how to protect yourself and your family.
$pend your food dollars on healthy non-GMO brands! Buying non-GMO not only impacts your own and your family’s health concerns, it also influences the buying decisions of food manufacturers, distributors, and retailers. Food manufacturers worldwide have switched to non-GM ingredients in response to consumers demanding they make a change or lose customers.
Visit the Non-GMO Shopping Guide website to help you identify and avoid foods with GMOs. Look for products (including organic products) that feature the Non-GMO Project Verified Seal to be sure that at-risk ingredients have been tested for GMO content.
Download the Non-GMO Shopping Guide brochure and keep it with you whenever you shop:
- Store it inside your reusable shopping bag
- Put it into your coupon holder or check book
- Leave it in your car
Order the Non-GMO Shopping Guide brochure in bulk and give it to you family and friends.
Modern Life’s Great Law… There are 7+ Billions People on the Planet and We Have to Keep them All Busy Selling Something. This is the reason why solving the problems on our planet is not easy today if you try to change things at the corporate or governmental level. It has to change at the level of people and informed lifestyle choices. Period- John Allen Mollenhauer
We need to build a new earth future!