“What’s Wrong With Our Food?” Plenty, says 11 year old Birke Baehr, TedxTalks

TEDxTalks Features 11-year-old Birke Baehr “What’s Wrong With Our Food”, Contributed by Raw Food Chef, Nandi Moore

He’s only been on the planet 11 years, and this child knows our food system is broken. He demonstrates that our children will not be fooled. This is a brilliant expose through a child’s eyes, so much so, I think many adults will open their eyes and “see reality” through Birke’s thought-provoking research and presentation. 

Growing bigger, faster, and with a longer shelf life, has become what our food industry coins “successful and profitable”. Our degraded food and broken food system, is the elephant in the room that we all need to start talking about, moreover, do something about!

Please SHARE the information, and SHOP, PREPARE, AND EAT with food integrity in mind.
 You’ll need to ignore the audience laugh track, it sometimes occurs at inappropriate moments, however, does not in the least, dilute the impact of this message. Maraline

Processed foods, Excitotoxins, GMO, Chemicals, Pesticides, inhumane treatment, inferior food, antibiotics, hormones, grow bigger and faster mentality of livestock, poultry, and fish, and overall negligence about human health in general, is FLAT OUT WRONG!  

The impact of this message should be clear to us, there is so much wrong with our food system and it happened silently, decision making obviously slanted in the best financial interest of business, negligent of human health, negligent of being good stewards of our animals, land, and water. Mostly, we didn’t know it was happening and we cannot ignore the ramifications any longer, because to do so, effectively destroys any chance of good health for our children.

Let’s not start  impact by bringing back “organic”, that which was commonplace before WWII. We owe it to ourselves, our children, our parents, and the animals, to hold these companies accountable.

Reality check:  20 years ago how many children did you know who suffered from allergies, asthma, sleep issues, weight issues, diabetes, and worse? Today, the healthy, slim, and vibrant person is the exception instead of the rule.

Please, let’s “listen” to the children. It begins with facing some raw truths, education, and looking beyond the pretty packaging.

Left Brain, Right Brain

Stunning information about our brain…compelling. I watched this in 2008 and it stays with me today. This is powerful information and at the end you will be in awe of how miraculous our brain (and body) truly is. ENJOY!

Neuroanatomist  Jill Bolte Taylor had an opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: One morning, she realized she was having a massive stroke. As it happened — as she felt her brain functions slip away one by one, speech, movement, understanding — she studied and remembered every moment. This is a powerful (video) story of recovery and awareness — of how our brains define us and connect us to the world and to one another. (Recorded February 2008 in Monterey, California. Duration: 18:44.)

Billy Graham (a word)

Billy Graham’s Prayer For Our Nation 

‘Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask your forgiveness and to seek your direction and guidance.  We know Your Word says, ‘Woe to those who call evil good,’ but that is exactly what we have done.  We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values. We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery. We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare..  We have killed our unborn and called it choice. We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable.  We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self esteem.  We have abused power and called it politics.. We have coveted our neighbor’s possessions and called it ambition.  We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of expression.  We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment.  Search us, Oh God, and know our hearts today; cleanse us from every sin and Set us free. Amen!’ 

Commentator Paul Harvey aired this prayer on his radio program, ‘The Rest of the Story,’ and received a larger response to this program than any other he has ever aired. With the Lord’s help, may this prayer sweep over our nation and wholeheartedly become our desire so that we again can be called ‘One nation under God..’