Zen Honeycutt and Moms Across America
When I was growing up, there were no such things as food allergies. It was rare for children in general to have any chronic ailment. Perhaps I’m getting a little old, but I’m nowhere near the age where I would be expected to keel over any time. Zen Honeycutt also remembers those times, although she is probably not as old as I am.
This video starts off with some stats illustrating how times have changed. Food allergies have gone up 400 percent in the last twenty years, and one out of two children has a chronic ailment of some kind. Doctors and experts are often stumped.
We are doing so many things wrong today that could cause these problems that it can be hard to determine with absolute certainty which one is the culprit. It may be a combination of all of them. One leading suspect is genetically modified organisms (GMOs). As Zen Honeycutt and Moms Across America travel the country interviewing people who have allergies and serious digestive health issues, they unearth plenty of evidence to support the idea that GMOs have something to do with it. When these individuals go GMO-free, their health issues are largely resolved. Many doctors are still stumped.
Moms Across America is an organization working to raise awareness of the dangers of GMO foods and how pervasive they are. Eighty-five percent of processed foods have GMO ingredients. Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, is officially classified by the World Health Organization as a probable carcinogen. It is used so widely that it is almost impossible to avoid completely. Moms Across America tested ten different wines from California, and they all had traces of glyphosate.
This video was produced primarily using an Android phone. Viewers can access the film at http://www.momsacrossamerica.com/communitiesrising. My thumb is UP for the content, the effort to spread the good word and the efficient and effective use of modern technology to do it.
This article appeared in Wise Traditions in Food, Farming and the Healing Arts, the quarterly magazine of the Weston A. Price Foundation, Fall 2017.