Thursday, January 24, 2013

Hunting for Healthy Food?

Right now, in the US, the only real way to get food that is not genetically modified, pumped full of preservatives, or treated with hormones; is to hunt, gather, or grow it yourself.

In light of the recent studies out of Europe (which state that many of the FDA approved chemical additives cause cancer), and the hesitancy for the FDA to recognize these studies; we pose a question to our readers:

Even if you are opposed to hunting, or killing animals, would you resort to this option, rather than putting cancer-causing foods into your body?

We'd like to hear your response!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

The Dangers of Genetically Modified Foods, and Protection Against Them

Photo Courtesy of Texas Greenhouse

There has been much clatter about recently about genetically modified foods and the hazards posed by consuming them. While the United States Government and FDA take a stance that these foods are 100% safe, this is not the opinion of other countries, governments, and even many of the citizens of the United States.

Countries all around the world have voiced their negative opinions about Genetically Modified (GM) crops, the most vehement of voices coming from Russia, which banned the use, sale, and possession of GM corn, plants, and seeds in the country, after tests conclusively proved that GM corn causes cancer. In-fact, there are a number of genetically modified plants that we -- as Americans -- eat everyday that have already been banned in other countries of the world. A few examples include:

  • Corn
  • Tomatoes
  • Strawberries
  • Carrots
  • Zucchini 
  • Cucumbers
The curious case of the cucumber stems from a European test that connected genetically altered cucumbers to cases of pubic baldness. The fact is, that we too are made up of genetic makeup like the strands found in plants. The danger in toying with the genetics of the plants we eat, is the possibility that those plants may begin toying with our DNA, causing diseases such as cancer and other mutations.

The only way for a citizen of the United States to avoid these dangerous GM foods, is to grow your own foods. Unfortunately, the foods in our country that we eat in restaurants and purchase from the grocery store, do not necessarily need to be GM-free, and we don't even have the right to demand to know when we are eating these products. Hence, the only way to stay away from these products is to get yourself a small greenhouse, plant some heirloom seeds that have been certified as non genetically modified, and to conform to a rigid diet of only foods you have personally cultivated. This sounds like it is a lot of work, but it may very well save your life.

To learn more about the benefits of having your own small greenhouse, visit Texas Greenhouse online at: