FedUp – watch it!

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This movie is incredible and it’s free on Netflix! I wrote a bit about my thoughts on the food industry (check it out below) but as an intro here is a snapshot of what you will learn about by a few quotes:

“The school lunch system is serving the food industry more than the students”

“AHA guidelines recommend 6-9 tsp of sugars per day. Most kids get 41!”

“Tomato paste is a vegetable!” So pizza and French fries count as vegetables according to federal regulations-2 out of the 3 mandated veggies serving options..OPTIONS kids don’t even have to eat, which they probably won’t if there is pizza as an option (I know I wouldn’t). 

“I don’t know any child who would rather have vegetables over a candy bar when both are placed in front of them”

“We could cure 80% of the problem for children if we went back to the cafeteria in schools.”- Bill Clinton 

“Children as young as 2 and 3 start to recognize brands.”

“That is exactly why you see Health insurance companies buying stock in food industries”

“Junk food companies are acting just like tobacco companies acted 30 years ago”
“We’ve had this information for decades and have failed to act on it”

“Over 95% of all Americans will be overweight in 2 decades. By 2050 1 in 3 Americans will have type 2 diabetes.”

“If we want better conditions each of us has to do something to make that happen”

“Everybody has a choice 3 times a day what they put on their fork! Cook real food, forget about nutrients..if you cook real food your family will feel better!”

I sometimes think about whether the government is behind all of this obesity and sickness. First I think, no they couldn’t be. Then I look and the evidence and I go, well that’s what’s happening so why would they do that? What is the motive to poison us and keep us sick? Why would they want the environment to be destroyed by poisonous products? Why do they bio-engineer foods and animals against what has worked for thousands of years in nature without our manipulation? And then it hit me: it’s not necessarily just the government, but the food industry. Food companies are behind all of this because they get in with policy makers and lobbyists from the beginning of heir careers, creating a bonded partnership! Despite any evidence or science that their product is harmful, these politicians can’t deviate from their original agreements or they risk losing their position of influence. I as a consumer am also bound to this system, I am realizing. What a scary fact..I eat food everyday, we NEED food everyday, we are dependent on food! We are becoming so dependent on the food industry when their sole mission is to generate more profits. They aren’t functioning to benefit our health, our planet, or anything but their profits. But then I think, wouldn’t they want to preserve us and the environment that grows their foods for long term sales and profits? Well, why would they be concerned about what happens decades, even centuries from now when they can be the CEO or the Director or Marketing that boosted profits by 300% from 2010-2015 by getting us Americans addicted to their products to keep coming back for more and more and in turn make a ton of money for themselves. To close with another quote: “don’t you have any shame at all? You have to know that what you’re selling is bad. How do you live with yourselves?”

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There is a road in the hearts of all of us..

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There is a road in the hearts of all of us, hidden and seldom traveled,
which leads to an unkown, secret place.
The old people came literally to love the soil,
and they sat or reclined on the ground with a feeling of
being close to a mothering power.
Their teepees were built upon the earth
and their altars were made of earth.
The soul was soothing, strengthening, cleansing and healing.
That is why the old Indian still sits upon the earth instead of
propping himself up and away from its life giving forces.
For him, to sit or lie upon the ground is to be able to think more deeply
and to feel more keenly. He can see more clearly into the mysteries of
life and come closer in kinship to other lives about him.
~ Chief Luther Standing Bear ~

Dear Future Generations, Sorry.

Environment, Let's Raise Awareness

Dear Future Generations, Sorry.

Posted by Prince Ea on Monday, April 20, 2015

STOP what you’re doing right now and watch this! Beautifully written, perfectly explained, 100% true. Please also share to raise awareness! Love you all and hope you like this!!

V-E-G as easy as 1-2-3 :) How-to guide to going VEGAN!

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Go Vegan or strive towards it by becoming Vegetarian with this easy how-to guide from PETA!

http://features.peta.org/how-to-go-vegan/

Complete with recipes, meal plans, and grocery lists, this takes the “how do I even start?” out of starting a new lifestyle! Check it out and try something 🙂

Aloha! Green Juice No Ka ‘Oi! Recipe below <3

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This Aloha green juice is made up of all organic & local ingredients from my favorite store in the whole world Down To Earth:

  • 2/3 bunch Kale
  • 1/3 bunch Dandelion Greens
  • 1/2 Large Cucumber
  • 3 medium sized carrots
  • 1 Fuji Apple
  • 1/2 papaya
  • 1/2 cup cold-pressed, organic Lakewood coconut juice

To make two batches (as seen here) just double the recipe!

No ka ‘oi means “the best” and follows a noun.

Aloha has many meanings including hello, goodbye, love and affection!

Namas’cray <3

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Where all my free thinkers and conscious followers at?? Even though the people around us sometimes think we are “crazy” for our ideas, we know our truth! Thank you for being a part of the liveinloveorganics community!