August 2nd, 2007

moon

More reasons to avoid GM foods especially SOYBEANS

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2007/08/01/genetically-modified-organisms-are-a-looming-threat.aspx

I haven't been overly worried about GM foods myself, but Mercola has educated me yet again. In 1998 the occurrence of allergic reactions to soybeans in the UK increased by 50%. GM soy products entered the US market late in 1996. The issue seems to be that they're putting genes from peanuts and other common allergens into soy.

But the interesting thing is that the genes can cross from the soy into bacteria---this article considers the possibility that the allergen genes are entering our normal stomach bacteria and causing long term effects such as irritable bowel syndrome.

So you could be having an allergic reaction to a food that you didn't even eat. That food could have become part of your natural gut flora.

Time to rev up our gardens. This is getting out of hand.
moon

Apples and Wine

Something a girlfriend sent me:

Women are like apples on trees. The best ones are at the top of the tree.
Most men don't want to reach for the good ones because they are afraid of
falling and getting hurt. Instead, they sometimes take the apples from the
ground that aren't as good, but easy.

The apples at the top think something is wrong with them, when in reality,
they're amazing. They just have to wait for the right person to come
along, the one who is brave enough to climb all the way to the top of the tree.

Now Men.... Men are like a fine wine. They begin as grapes, and it's up to us women to stomp the shit out of them until they turn into something acceptable enough to have dinner with.