Interview with Raj Patel on The Hidden Battle For Your Food… and… Healing Your Body With Dr. Henry GraysonJune 21, 2012 at 5:22 PM | Posted in A Conscious Life, Affordable Sustainable Food is Your Right, Be An Eco Warrior Now, Community Supported Agriculture, Conscious Lifestyles, Conscious Lifestyles Radio Show Blog, Consumer Choices, Earth Friendly Business Ethics, Eco Living and Lifestyle, Eco Warriors, Environment, Environmental Stewardship, Health, Holistic Healing, Insecticides, Longevity, Naturally., Organic Health, Spirituality, Stop Agri-business pollution NOW, Sustainable Agriculture, Take Back Your Wellbeing, Time For A Revolution To Save Our Natural Planet, Truthful Healthcare, Uncategorized, Values | Leave a comment
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Raj Patel’s book, “Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle For The World Food System” is an eye-opening expose’ on the corruption behind the agricultural practices in both the USA and around the world.
The most greed emanates from the same players: the big “Agri-businesses” that lobby the US Congress to have their way with tax subsidies and then abuse the privilege by creating factory farms, intimidation of small [Organic] Farmers around the world, and severely limiting the food choices of the honest Consumer.
There are dozens of varieties of corn, for instance, but the American market is given a mere one or two at the Grocery store. Additionally, most corn is grown with very dangerous pesticides that poisons the soil, air, waterways and human health.
Pesticides and sludge from factory farms kills the important microorganisms that create fertile soil– so we have dead soil intoxicated with increasing rounds of chemical fertilizer toxins just to get something to grow… and then the Consumer pays with their health.
The circle of deception is far and wide reaching. Where does it end? Clearly, our elected officials talk a good game about “family” and “healthcare” and other such meaningless chatter just to get elected… but they have proven unreliable for the restoration of food integrity and even its safety for consumption.
The impoverished Farmers, leading to increasing Farmer suicides around the world, are directly the result of behemoth Agri-business intimidation, unlawful practices, deception, and even manipulative legal maneuvering in order to wipe out the culturally diverse food choices that are so important for the survival of entire cultural identities along with, of course, the health of a country’s people and micro-economies ["Main Street"] that are the real backbone of any civilization.
Raj Patel’s book is a tell-all that certainly opened my eyes, and I believe is one of the many voices today that can start a groundswell of protest that is so greatly needed if we are to take back our food system and thus, our true health…. and really, what else is there in life if you don’t have your health?
Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle For the World Food System
Dr. Grayson makes the incredible point of how your mind and words alone can affect your wellbeing. He writes about an experiment that took place at a University where 4 identical plants were placed in identical rooms, with the same light sources, and given the exact same amount of water. Students were told to go into each room, daily, and speak sweet, encouraging sentiments to one plant, then to the second plant play classical music, then the third plant they were told to yell obscenities, speak harshly and negatively, and finally, the fourth plant, they were told to play acid rock to the plant only.
The first two plants that were given encouraging words, and loving energy thrived and grew. The last two plants withered and died, despite the attention that was given to give them adequate food/water/sunlight.
What does this tell us about the connection between self-talk, your environment, your exposure to either positive or to negative words/energy/people?
There is no question that there is a direct connection between your health, how well you heal, and the environment/words/energy that you are exposed to.
This fascinating book explains Dr. Grayson’s practice in healing with his patients and how all of us can choose the easy daily practices that allow our bodies to thrive.
I certainly choose to thrive and to live.
But how many of us have been exposed to negative environments or to people who simply manipulated their way into our lives… and stayed way longer than we should have ever allowed?
I now have a true consciousness on this topic after reading Dr. Grayson’s book. I always instinctively knew that someone’s energy was positive or negative, but I never really gave myself the permission to truly listen to this important message.
It is odd how the Western medical system has been so corrupted by the idea of “flat earth” science that they have completely disregarded the positive or negative energies that directly influence the outcome of your body’s healing abilities.
We are designed as SPIRITUAL living Beings [ALL of us! Including the plant kingdom]. Listen to your body, listen to your intuition, and pay attention to energies that are powerful forces on this Earth.