The healthiest food pairings could make you healthier. Food synergy is the basis of the healthiest organic food diet. “Combining whole, natural foods regularly, amplifying their health benefits via synergistic effects,” explains Drew Ramsey, MD, coauthor of the book. “One key reason the happiness diet is so good for the brain is the amazing number of food synergies that exist between whole, unprocessed foods.” Best and healthiest food combinations are explained by Rodale.com.
The global anti-chemical movement is growing stronger. As scientists dare to acknowledge and educated consumers realize more and more that harmful residues of pesticides in drinking water, vegetables, fruit and almost any other non-organic food are impossible to get rid of, the producers of agrochemicals start talking about global shortage of food, their contribution to sustainability and the importance of technological progress.
In January 2009 European Union banned the use of 22 most toxic pesticide substances in all EU-member states. Among the banned toxic substances used within pesticides are primarily those proven to cause cancer, endanger reproduction or genes, as well as those that negatively affect human nervous, immune or hormonal systems.
Substances likely to be harmful to bees will also be outlawed as bees are essential for the pollination of crops, while 20 percent of pesticides are very toxic to bees. The harmful use of pesticides has been the major reason for the recent sudden die-off of bee communities around the Planet.
What was the best food you have ever tried in your life? How can we make sure that our children eat the best food? What is the best food anyway? And what will be the best food of the future?
Happy people eat happy food. Happy food, just like happy people, enjoy their conditions: they don’t have stresses nor suffer from thirst, hunger or diseases. Happy foods grows in most favorable natural conditions on happy soils. And, happy soils in their turn, enjoy the best conditions the Earth can ever provide: friendly bacteria to supply with nutrients and enough moisture.
Buying only organic and biological food is often hard if not impossible due to limited supply in certain areas. However, when occasionally opting for non-organic onions or kiwi, you are not actually risking much according to the Environmental Working Group which has published a Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides, a research ofÂ non-organic fruits & veggies market in the US measuring the content of pesticide in conventional (chemical) foods.
The global food crisis and how to stop hunger from escalating in the midst of the current economic crisis will be the subject of a recent G8 meeting of Agricultural ministers in Treviso, Italy. For now, the G8 and the United States continue to advocate the same disastrous policies that got us into the current mess where 1 billion people lack access to adequate food. U.S. agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack has said that biotechnology is necessary to address hunger while the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee recently approved without much public debate the â€œGlobal Hunger Security Actâ€ sponsored by Senators Bob Casey and Richard Lugar, that for the first time would mandate the U.S. to fund genetic engineering projects in foreign agriculture research. Meanwhile, the Gates Foundation h as billions invested in the â€œAlliance for a Green Revolution in Africa.â€
There is no doubt that human health is directly dependent on the environment people live in and the food & water they consume daily. Most of the foods come to our tables from soil, directly or indirectly, and the health of soil determines the major qualities of fruit, vegetables and grains (bread or pasta).
Organic or bio food demand has been growing rapidly in the past decade as people have been becoming more knowledgeable about the negative impact of intensive chemical agriculture and aggressive commercial expansion of genetically modified crops.