July 28, 2014
Humans need to eat – of that there is no doubt. Through the ages, we have evolved from hunter-gatherers to consumers, with a migration away from subsistence and farming our own foods, to a dependence on others to provide our nourishment. For the most part, this has worked well and has allowed our society to evolve – except for one important fact: We have lost control of the food chain to major corporations, whose interests may not completely align to ours.
Food for People and Profit
The main reason that artificial agricultural chemicals and GMO crops were developed was to help create a higher yield per acre – meaning less land would be taken up for farming while feeding more people. On the surface, it was honorable intentions that led to the creation of GMO crops – the need to feed more people, more efficiently.
This in turn led to a great demand for cheap food and the search for more agricultural efficiencies that raise yields and profit margins for the food industry. Of course, there are positive and negative arguments here. Big Food Inc has provided plentiful and affordable foods for an ever-expanding population, and for many people on the wrong side of the poverty line, that is a good thing.
However, there is an increasing concern that Big Food has made the food we eat unhealthy, or even unsafe. This has created a grass-roots movement that demands more accountability and transparency about the origins and contents of our food – an initiative that we wholeheartedly support.
Dealing With Reality
It is also important to realize that no matter how strong our objections, the food supply has been forever changed, and we are unlikely to return to a world where natural, home grown, pesticide-free foods are all we eat. The economics of food production combined with the money and political power held by Big Food means that “artificial food” is, unfortunately, here to stay.
This means we have to take personal responsibility for dealing with the reality around us. Conventionally farmed foods are lacking in essential nutrients and loaded with harmful chemicals. This places a strain on our bodies and contributes to many of the digestive problems that we experience today. The natural balance of our digestive system is disrupted by unnaturally modified foods, pesticides, animal antibiotics and growth hormones – adversely affecting our inner ecosystem.
Eating GMO-free and Organic products wherever possible is an obvious first step, however it is often impractical to consume a fully natural diet all of the time, and modified food will continue to be part of our day-to-day intake. This is where supplements play a vital role: Along with vitamin and mineral supplements, a proven daily probiotic supplement such as Natren Healthy Trinity, should become an essential lifestyle addition you help your body compensate for the chemical and nutritional imbalance that modern agriculture leaves us with.
Like it or not, the world’s growing human population has created an environment where GMOs and pesticides must exist in order to feed everyone economically. Because these foods often fall short of their full potential, and may generate an imbalanced ecosystem in your digestive system, it has become more important than ever to consider daily probiotic supplements as part of a healthy lifestyle.
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