Thursday, November 26, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Ice Cream Cake (My version of dairy queens lol)
My boyfriend Sandro ate the first half of the cake within ten minutes..so, if theres boys in the house, make a couple, or hide it. :) It is delicious.
2 tbsp honey or agave
1/3 cup coconut oil
1/3 cup vanilla vegan protien...or if you want to do it completely raw use 1/3 cup raw cacao powder
1 cup nuts
1 cup dates
a handful or so of coconut
Chocolate Dressing Ingredients:
1/2 cup agave
2 tbsp raw cacao powder
Friday, November 13, 2009
The World Health Organisation describes a genetically modified organism as an organism in which the DNA has been altered in a way that would not have occurred naturally, and also the cross transfer of genes from one species to another, whether or not they are related (WHO). Genetically modified organisms also go by an assortment of different names such as “modern biotechnology”, “gene technology”, “recombinant DNA technology” or “genetic engineering”. Any of these names can be used interchangeably, as they each have the same definitions, and the same outcomes.
The following list comes from a bunch of different research papers out there, that conducted studies on rats, mice, pigs, etc....each of the studies lasted anywhere from a week to 90 days:
-they found changes in their intestinal system, abnormalities in the liver and kidneys, an increase in bacteria,
-an immune system response that was noted was the increase of three types of blood cells, basophils, lymphocytes and total white blood cell count, and additionally more sluggish immune systems and also inflammatory responses were recorded,
-rats gave birth to a large quantity of stunted babies, and nearly half the litter was dead by three weeks,
-Bovine Growth Hormone was given to cows every two weeks (which about 17 percent of milk cows in the US are inserted with), and found that they had around 10 times the amount of insulin growth factor, known to give humans breast, colon and prostate cancer,
-rats actually had smaller brains, smaller livers and smaller and discoloured testicles.
-GMOs try to protect themselves by killing off targeted weeds, therefore creating super weeds which find their way to adapt to the herbicides,
-The same thing has been documented with pests, where they actually become super pests, who become resistant overtime as they try to adapt to the pesticides,
-Another large issue is the loss of biodiversity. What scares many environmentalists is that because GMs are becoming so abundant, they may outgrow the native crops. This is how loss of biodiversity happens; larger companies monopolize crops, gain rights to them, and consequently take out the smaller farmers, and all of the organic nutrition that goes along with them,
-Terminator seeds. These are sterile seeds that are produced by large companies, so that every year instead of the farmer saving his seeds like he normally would, he has to keep buying the terminator seeds from the large companies because they rot in the ground every year.
So when our governments say that there are no problems with GMOs in the human body, think twice. These are only short term studies that have been documented...and GMOs have only been in existance for about 14 years or so...think about what happens in the long term to your body. The government will continue to deny, because well...theyre in it for the money. So ask yourself...where do all these new diseases come from, how come we have such a great risk of developing disease? Think. Ask questions. Don't just buy because its cheaper, because its not in the long run. Dont eat things that are so unnatural, your body wont recognize it. Eat fresh, each local, eat organic, eat conciously...meet your farmer. ASK QUESTIONS.
SAY NO TO GMOs!!
i do not claim any of the above information to be mine, so feel free to ask for references <3