Food Democracy includes the right to freedom of knowledge, of how our food was grown and processed, what is in it, what does it do to the planet and our health.That knowledge can come from our grandmothers, our farmers, our neighbours, our friends. Lobbyists of the Biotech and farmer companies, and organisations they have captured cannot be the source of reliable knowledge on food and nutrition. And captive agencies do not have the right to police and block freedom of information and knowledge.Labelling is one expression of the Right to Know. Industry blocking GMO labelling, just like industry blocking independent sources of nutrition information, violates our Right to Know ,and undermines food democracy
Every six seconds, one person dies because of diabetes and both American Diabetes Association and American Dietetic Association are in bed with giant biotech, chemical and pharmaceutical companies
Diabetes affects more than 382 million people worldwide and according to International Diabetes Federation, every six seconds, one person dies because of diabetes. The statistics show that just in the last two years, the number of people diagnosed with diabetes has increased by 4.4% and by 2035, the this number is going to increase by 55%.
The main factors behind diabetes are unhealthy lifestyle choices including poor eating habits, stress and obesity. While research has shown that eating organic and raw foods can reverse diabetes in 60 to 90 days, the expensive medication for treating diabetes has cost the global health-care more than $548 billion.
In fact, the rate of diabetes has increased a lot faster than the world population and many young adults and children are affected by this epidemic. In United States alone, 25.8 million children and adults have diabetes while 79 million Americans are pre-diabetic.
Both the American Diabetes Association and American Dietetic Association are in bed with giant biotech and pharmaceutical companies:
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) has gathered a great wealth under its current charity role by receiving big donations from giant pharmaceutical, biotech and chemical companies including PepsiCo, Merck, Monsanto and the Sugar Lobby.
ADA claims that its role is to fight against diabetes and improve the lives of those who are affected by this health epidemic. However, the reality cannot be any further from the truth, since the role of ADD and American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) has been mostly to push for meals low in fat and high in carbs.
American Diabetes Association and American Dietetic Association have distributed seriously flawed information about ‘healthy living’ by pushing for more consumption of high carb meals, soybeans, corn and canola (that are mostly genetically modified).
In fact, American Diabetes Association has been successful to promote the word ‘fat’ as ‘unhealthy’ while the word ‘Low-fat’ or ‘non-fat’ are now considered ‘healthy’. However, the reality again cannot be any further form the truth since our bodies need good ‘fat’ (from healthy organic food sources like avocado, wild salmon, seeds, nuts and olive oil) to get rid of bad ‘fat’ or saturated fat (from animal products like meat or diary).
Since ‘Low-fat’ or non-fat’ products or diets are now considered ‘healthy’, the junk food industry benefits the most from selling non-fat or law-fat products like diet sodas that contain toxic artificial sweeteners and additives including aspartame or NutraSweet.
Toxic foods like corn, soybean and canola that are patented by Frankenfood companies are also promoted as ‘healthy’ by American Dietetic Association, not to mention that both the American Diabetes Association and American Dietetic Association receive millions of dollars in donation from Frankenfood companies like Monsanto.
The nutritional guide provided by American Dietetic Association considers whole or raw milk ‘dangerous’ and ‘unhealthy’, while it encourages people to eat GMO canola, corn or soy.
Toxic ‘Aspartame’ or NutraSweet products (that exist in snacks, chocolate bars, dairy, soups or sodas) are considered ‘safe’ and the idea that removing fat from a product makes that product ‘healthy’ has successfully been sold to the American public by these organizations.
American Dietetic Association has also parented with giant pharmaceutical companies including Merck and biotech companies including Monsanto to ban and impose restricted laws on effective dietary supplements including colloidal silver (natural antibiotics) or colloidal platinum (used for cancer treatment) while it heavily promotes chemotherapy drugs and medications that will benefit giant Pharmaceutical and chemical companies.
The pharmaceutical lobby has also a death grip on Congress and while hundreds of thousands of people die every year from prescription drugs, drinking raw milk or offering natural cancer-treatments or supplements are considered illegal.