Do you remember the egg recall last month where two “factory farms” in Iowa were forced to recall over one-half a billion eggs contaminated with salmonella? (Yes, that’s Billion!)
Well, just a few days ago I received an email from Gianni Stefanini, Owner of Apollo Olive Oil in northern California (they have the best organic olive oil – visit their website) and I just had to share it with you.
His email hits on so much of what I believe in as the root cause of all diseases impacting Americans today and why our message of “Body as Doctor” and that the food we eat is so vitally important – not only in the recovery of any illness or disease, but in preventing illness and dis-ease in the first place!
When Something is Not Good – It is Always Too Expensive
The recent outbreak of salmonella poisoning that caused 500 million eggs to be recalled has people wondering about the integrity of our food supply.
In fact, this catastrophe is merely the latest in a string of huge recalls. Just this June, 28 million boxes of cereal were recalled by Kellogg’s; in early 2008, 143 million pounds of beef were recalled by a California company; and in 2006, more than ten million portions of salad were withdrawn from the market.
There are two excellent resources that reveal the truth about why these outbreaks occur.
The movie, Food Inc., and the book, Animal Factory, document the harmful effect of modern practices in two key areas: price and safety.
While many are vaguely aware of the dangers of factory farming few know the details that will cost our society so dearly.
(Dr. G’s comment: If you have not yet watched the movie Food, Inc., I strongly urge you to do so – and do it with your entire family.)
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