Our Food System is Broken

This is a movie, book and organization LIST curated by Brenda Kato

I have compiled this list for you, my family and friends. The resources below will help you become aware of the problems with our current food system, eat more nutritious meals, and fight the corruption and greed that is harming all of us.

 

Consumers need to ask these questions.

 

Who produced my food? What chemicals and hormones did they use? Is my food a GMO genetically modified organism? Why has Monsanto fought hard against labeling GMO’s? Why is high-fructose corn syrup bad for you and why is it in most processed foods? How do farms treat their animals? Why is it now more important than ever to know about our food system?

 

You can eat safely but it takes awareness and homework to eat pesticide free, GMO free, and cruelty free food. You cannot only rely on reading labels, they are misleading. Our government does not protect consumers, they only protect shareholders profits. Our government does not care if the food you eat makes you sick or kills you, they profit from both.

 

Now is the time to educate yourself on what is currently going on with our food system so you can protect yourself, your family and join the fight for safe food. It would also be great if we treated our animals better.

 

Movies (all are on YouTube.com)

Food Incorporated

The Future Of Food

Mad Cowboy Documentary

Supersize Me

 

Books

Fit for Life by Harvey and Marilyn Diamond (Paperback – Aug 16, 2010)

Buy new: $14.99 $10.19

 

Thrive Fitness: The Vegan-Based Training Program for Maximum Strength, Health, and Fitness by Brendan Brazier (Paperback – Dec 8, 2009)

Buy new: $15.95 $10.85

 

Meat Is For Pussies by John Joseph (Look past the title! A great resource for safe food)

http://www.meatisforpussies.org/

 

Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness – Perfect Paperback (Apr. 7, 2010) by Robert Cheeke and Julia Abbott

Buy new: $19.95

 

Vegan with a Vengeance : Over 150 Delicious, Cheap, Animal-Free Recipes That Rock by Isa Chandra Moskowitz (Paperback – Oct 28, 2005)

Buy new: $17.95 $12.21

 

Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero (Hardcover – Nov 2, 2007)

Buy new: $27.50 $17.40

 

Becoming Vegan: The Complete Guide to Adopting a Healthy Plant-Based Diet by Brenda Davis and Vesanto Melina (Paperback – Apr 10, 2000)

Buy new: $19.95 $12.89

 

Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World: 75 Dairy-Free Recipes for Cupcakes that Rule by Isa Chandra Moskowitz, Terry Hope Romero, and Sara Quin (Paperback – Oct 17, 2006)

Buy new: $15.95 $10.85

 

The Complete Vegan Kitchen: An Introduction to Vegan Cooking with More than 300 Delicious Recipes-from Easy to Elegant by Jannequin Bennett (Paperback – Jul 17, 2007)

Buy new: $19.99 $13.59

 

Color Me Vegan: Maximize Your Nutrient Intake and Optimize Your Health by Eating Antioxidant-Rich, Fiber-Packed, Color-Intense Meals That Taste Great by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau (Paperback – Nov 1, 2010)

Buy new: $19.99 $12.90

 

The Joy of Vegan Baking: The Compassionate Cooks’ Traditional Treats and Sinful Sweets by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau (Paperback – Oct 1, 2007)

Buy new: $19.95 $13.57

 

Supermarket Vegan: 225 Meat-Free, Egg-Free, Dairy-Free Recipes for Real People in the Real World by Donna Klein (Paperback – Jan 5, 2010)

Buy new: $18.95 $12.89

 

The 100 Best Vegan Baking Recipes: Amazing Cookies, Cakes, Muffins, Pies, Brownies and Breads by Kris Holechek (Paperback – Sep 8, 2009)

Buy new: $12.95 $9.32

 

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Vegan Living by Beverly Lynn Bennett and Ray Sammartano (Paperback – Dec 6, 2005)

Buy new: $18.95 $12.89

 

1,000 Vegan Recipes by Robin Robertson (Hardcover – Oct 5, 2009)

Buy new: $35.00 $23.10

 

Organizations

Slow Food Movement

Veteran’s Farms

GirlyGirlArmy

MercyForAnimals.org

GoVeg.com

PCRM.org

PETA.org

FishingHurts.com

VegCooking.com

VegSource.com

 

The Veggie Bin – Riverside Avondale organic produce delivery service.

 

Palmetto Organics – Jacksonville, Florida They deliver 100% certified organic produce to your door. Contact at 904 534 7027 or palmettoorganics.com

 

Info on Diabetes –  1-800-diabetes or www.diabetes.org

 

Take ACTION!

Write Monsanto a letter and tell them what you think.  Send a copy to all of your representatives, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Be sure to tell Monsanto that they do NOT have permission to share your contact information with anyone. If you use the contact form on their website, they have the following privacy statement.  (aka will share your info with spam houses in retaliation)

 

“Monsanto is a world-wide company with offices in many countries. Consequently, it is possible that the information which you provide to us through this web site will be transferred outside the country in which you reside to another of Monsanto’s locations. For more details see the Privacy Policy for this site. To comply with current laws in various jurisdictions regarding transfer of personal information across country borders, Monsanto must obtain your consent to such transfer. Please indicate your consent by checking the box.

Without your consent, we will be unable to process your request. If you are not willing to consent, do not complete this form.”

 

Monsanto Company
800 N. Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63167

General Inquiries:
(314) 694-1000

 

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

10903 New Hampshire Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20993

1-888-INFO-FDA (1-888-463-6332)

Environmental Protection Agency
633 3rd Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20001