“When all the trees have been cut down, when all the animals have been hunted, when all the waters are polluted, when all the air is unsafe to breathe, only then will you discover you cannot eat money.”
~ Cree Prophecy
Today, I am grateful for the fact that we live in a time that is rife with information. Our planet is in peril and our heads are moving in a collective direction.
Fabulous documentaries like The Vanishing of the Bees are bringing attention to the issues we face with the future of our food. **Spoiler alert** Shocker, pesticides are the culprit; Or should I say ‘suspected’. Although the issue compared to Colony Collapse Disorder occurred in France and the bee keepers protested systemic pesticides hard enough and had them banned in the late 90’s, the U.S. is still waiting for more evidence. Really?! Sub-lethal doses are absorbed in the bees and a long study must be undertaken in order to make a connection. But I don’t need to wait around to see if a chemical created to kill humans in WWI will kill a bee if ingested slowly over time. DDT was banned 30-50 years ago (depending on location) and it’s still in breast milk today.I kind of think that’s happening right now; 1.5 m people diagnosed with cancer each year; 13% of kids with learning disorders. DDT was banned 40 years ago and it’s still in breast milk today. There’s no such thing as coincidence. I don’t think the bees ran away to Mexico for a pitcher of margaritas or that cancer is a mystery disease. Shoot, Rachel Carson brought up the danger of pesticides almost 50 years ago! The EPA even has an Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program which is barely getting to the process of evaluating pesticide exposure dangers, let alone what they do to our endocrine system.
Monarch butterflies, frogs, bats, salmon, and bees are small creatures in trouble who have an awful lot to do with our ecological and agricultural surroundings. Our obsession with monoculture in our front yards and our farms is really unsustainable. That lawn does nothing for our planet, and thousands of acres of corn end up making us fat (H.F.C.S.) and sick (GMO). Spraying it with pesticides only puts children, people and pets in danger. What other wake up call do we need to get this junk out of our food and our lives? I’m ready for a change, and that only starts with me. I’m NOT going to end up like the folks in Up. I urge you to turn your head to the outside world, and see what is already there.
What does an Endocrine disorder have to do with you anyway? Chances are pretty enormous that you have one, or someone you know does (diabetes-1/2/gestational , Grave’s disease, thyroid disorders, low testosterone, infertility, PCOS, RA, osteoporosis….). Click HERE.
Check out the EPAs list of Pesticide News Stories.