By Steve Gibbs<br />				My I-Search: Staying Alive and Healthy in the Age of Industrial Farming<br />
Topics to Address<br />Feedlots and crowded animals<br />Monocultures<br />GMOs<br />Processed Foods<br />High Fructose Co...
Feedlots<br />
Our first concern<br />Must be keeping animals<br />Alive and healthy<br />
End overcrowding<br />
Overcrowding causes animals to spread disease which requires constant antibiotics.<br />The rise in e coli outbreaks can b...
Moooove<br />Over!<br />
Cows are injected with growth hormones. <br />Pastured cows take 4 -5 years to be market ready; <br />feedlot cows are rea...
Growing too fat too fast makes cows sick. Sometimes their legs break. Excess fat makes meat fat which makes people fat<br />
Cows get mad cow disease because industry grinds up dead cow parts and feeds them back to the living cows.<br />
I’m mad as cow, and I’m not going to take it anymore.<br />
Pigs suffer all the same problems as cows.<br />Also they cut off 90% of pigs’ tails so other pigs can nip them, which is ...
Rather than relive their stress by giving them more room, scientists are trying to eliminate the stress gene from pigs’ dn...
Dead pigs are often left where they lie, which causes stress in the other pigs.<br />
Sows are pinned away from their piglets.<br />Piglets are taken away from their mother in weeks, rather than months. <br />
Chickens might suffer the most. They suffer from most of the same treatment as cows and pigs.<br />
At some farms, chickens are kept in the dark 24-hours a day so they won’t walk, break their legs, and lose weight.<br />
At the slaughterhouse, chickens have their heads dipped in electrified water to stun them before cutting their throats.<br />
Laying hens have their beaks cut off so they won’t peck each other.<br />They’re given stimulants to increase egg laying.<...
Males are often sent straight to the grinder.<br />
Monocultures<br />
“we have to feed a growing world.”<br />That is the excuse often given for monoculture crops.<br />However, if the food cr...
Corn and soy beans are subsidized by the government. Thus, most big farms grow only corn and soy beans.<br />
The abundance of corn and soy beans forces industry to find thousands of uses. Thus, corn and soy is in almost every proce...
Monoculture means farmers cannot sustain even their own families. They must shop for fruits and vegetables like everyone e...
Growing only one crop makes pests more dangerous. If a pest, a blight, or a disease does take hold, it could destroy most ...
GMOs<br />
Genetically modified organisms’ ultimate threat is still unknown.<br />Testing is limited.<br />
Europe doesn’t allow gmo foods and has a ban against american food imports.<br />
Soybeans, Cotton, Corn, Rice, Sugar Beets, Canola, and Potatoes are the predominant crop plants being engineered. <br />
From 1996-2001 herbicide-tolerant plants (allowing them to withstand the overspray of herbicides) accounted for 77% of gen...
To date, the bulk of modifications have been performed to reduce labor costs while no plants have been engineered for enha...
There were nearly 170 million global acres planted with genetically engineered seed in 2004.  <br />
Approximately 89% of soybeans grown in the U.S. are genetically modified, along with 80% of cotton and 61% of corn in 2006...
Nearly 70% of foods in US grocery stores contain byproducts of genetically engineered organisms.<br />GMO requires no labe...
Nabisco®, Frito-Lay®, Proctor & Gamble, and Kraft® are just a few of the food processing companies who are using genetical...
Pesticides<br />& Herbicides<br />
Pesticides by definition are designed to kill living organizisms.<br />
Pesticides’  ill effects can be transmitted to our children and their children.<br />
Pesticides don’t‘ stay where they are put. They soak into the soil, killing underground organisims.<br />
Pesticides soak into the water table and into people’s drinking water.<br />
Pesticide residue is found in dozens of fruits and vegetables on grocery store shelves.<br />
Pesticides are only tested for acute, immediate side-effects. They are seldom tested for long-term exposure effects. <br />
Pesticides are tested in isolation, not in combination with other pesticides.<br />
In the US it is a violation of federal law to state that the use of pesticides is safe.<br />
<ul><li>leukemia
cancer
spontaneous abortions
genetic damage
decreased fertility
liver and pancreatic damage
neuropathy
disturbances to immune systems
asthma/ allergies
increases in stillbirths
decreased sperm counts </li></li></ul><li>
Processed<br />Food<br />
Originally, processed food simply meant that ordinary food was put into packages.<br />
As food-sales profit climbed, manufacturers realized they could package anything and substitute expensive ingredients for ...
Ingredients strawberry milkshake<br />Amyl acetate<br />Amyl butyrate<br />Amyl valerate<br />Anethol<br />Anisylformate<b...
Shelf-life was of major concern. Food shipped around the world and stacked on store shelves needed to stay fresh as long a...
Thus came preservatives and artificial ingredients.<br />
Junk food – high in fat and sugar – is one of the leading causes for the soaring number of cases of type 2 diabetes, obesi...
Glycemic Index<br />Measures of the effects of carbohydrates on blood sugar levels. <br />HIGH = Carbohydrates that break ...
Some HIGH Glycemic Index Foods<br />Dates 103 <br />Sticky rice 98<br />Parsnips 97 <br />French Baguette 95 <br />Corn Fl...
Some LOW Glycemic Index Foods<br />Hummus 6 <br />Broccoli 10 <br />Cabbage 10 <br />Lettuce 10 <br />Mushrooms 10 <br />O...
HFCS<br />High Fructose<br />Corn Syrup<br />
HFCS is a sugar substitute and is ubiquitous, found in over 6,000 processed foods.<br />
Supersize<br />man<br />
Aspartame<br />
FDA list of 92 aspartame-related symptoms:<br />Abdominal Pain <br />Anxiety Attacks <br />Arthritis, Asthma <br />Asthmat...
Food<br />Coloring<br />
Food coloring is often made with coal tar<br />
Food coloring is linked to ADHD, allergies,<br />Memory loss<br />
Aspartame contains<br />Methyl ester -- gasoline<br />
Water<br />
Dirt<br />
Colony<br />Collapse<br />Disorder<br />-Dead Bees<br />
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  1. 1. By Steve Gibbs<br /> My I-Search: Staying Alive and Healthy in the Age of Industrial Farming<br />
  2. 2. Topics to Address<br />Feedlots and crowded animals<br />Monocultures<br />GMOs<br />Processed Foods<br />High Fructose Corn Syrup<br />Aspartame<br />Food Coloring<br />Pesticides / herbicides<br />Water http://www.aroundthecapitol.com/Bills/AB_1242/<br />Dirt<br />Dead Bees – Colony Collapse Disorder<br />
  3. 3. Feedlots<br />
  4. 4.
  5. 5. Our first concern<br />Must be keeping animals<br />Alive and healthy<br />
  6. 6.
  7. 7. End overcrowding<br />
  8. 8.
  9. 9. Overcrowding causes animals to spread disease which requires constant antibiotics.<br />The rise in e coli outbreaks can be traced back to feedlot life.<br />
  10. 10. Moooove<br />Over!<br />
  11. 11. Cows are injected with growth hormones. <br />Pastured cows take 4 -5 years to be market ready; <br />feedlot cows are ready in 14 months.<br />
  12. 12.
  13. 13. Growing too fat too fast makes cows sick. Sometimes their legs break. Excess fat makes meat fat which makes people fat<br />
  14. 14.
  15. 15. Cows get mad cow disease because industry grinds up dead cow parts and feeds them back to the living cows.<br />
  16. 16. I’m mad as cow, and I’m not going to take it anymore.<br />
  17. 17.
  18. 18.
  19. 19. Pigs suffer all the same problems as cows.<br />Also they cut off 90% of pigs’ tails so other pigs can nip them, which is done to keep pigs from becoming depressed.<br />
  20. 20.
  21. 21. Rather than relive their stress by giving them more room, scientists are trying to eliminate the stress gene from pigs’ dna.<br />
  22. 22.
  23. 23.
  24. 24. Dead pigs are often left where they lie, which causes stress in the other pigs.<br />
  25. 25. Sows are pinned away from their piglets.<br />Piglets are taken away from their mother in weeks, rather than months. <br />
  26. 26.
  27. 27. Chickens might suffer the most. They suffer from most of the same treatment as cows and pigs.<br />
  28. 28.
  29. 29. At some farms, chickens are kept in the dark 24-hours a day so they won’t walk, break their legs, and lose weight.<br />
  30. 30.
  31. 31. At the slaughterhouse, chickens have their heads dipped in electrified water to stun them before cutting their throats.<br />
  32. 32.
  33. 33. Laying hens have their beaks cut off so they won’t peck each other.<br />They’re given stimulants to increase egg laying.<br />Once they stop laying they’re turned into soup stock.<br />
  34. 34.
  35. 35. Males are often sent straight to the grinder.<br />
  36. 36. Monocultures<br />
  37. 37.
  38. 38.
  39. 39.
  40. 40. “we have to feed a growing world.”<br />That is the excuse often given for monoculture crops.<br />However, if the food created is unhealthy, then industry is poisoning the world.<br />
  41. 41.
  42. 42.
  43. 43.
  44. 44. Corn and soy beans are subsidized by the government. Thus, most big farms grow only corn and soy beans.<br />
  45. 45.
  46. 46.
  47. 47. The abundance of corn and soy beans forces industry to find thousands of uses. Thus, corn and soy is in almost every processed food we eat.<br />
  48. 48.
  49. 49.
  50. 50. Monoculture means farmers cannot sustain even their own families. They must shop for fruits and vegetables like everyone else.<br />
  51. 51.
  52. 52. Growing only one crop makes pests more dangerous. If a pest, a blight, or a disease does take hold, it could destroy most of our country’s food supply.<br />
  53. 53.
  54. 54. GMOs<br />
  55. 55.
  56. 56.
  57. 57. Genetically modified organisms’ ultimate threat is still unknown.<br />Testing is limited.<br />
  58. 58.
  59. 59.
  60. 60. Europe doesn’t allow gmo foods and has a ban against american food imports.<br />
  61. 61.
  62. 62. Soybeans, Cotton, Corn, Rice, Sugar Beets, Canola, and Potatoes are the predominant crop plants being engineered. <br />
  63. 63.
  64. 64. From 1996-2001 herbicide-tolerant plants (allowing them to withstand the overspray of herbicides) accounted for 77% of genetically modified acreage while the insect-resistant plants accounted for 15%. <br />
  65. 65.
  66. 66.
  67. 67.
  68. 68. To date, the bulk of modifications have been performed to reduce labor costs while no plants have been engineered for enhanced nutrition. <br />
  69. 69.
  70. 70. There were nearly 170 million global acres planted with genetically engineered seed in 2004. <br />
  71. 71.
  72. 72. Approximately 89% of soybeans grown in the U.S. are genetically modified, along with 80% of cotton and 61% of corn in 2006. <br />
  73. 73.
  74. 74. Nearly 70% of foods in US grocery stores contain byproducts of genetically engineered organisms.<br />GMO requires no label info. Thus Americans don’t even know when they are eating GMO food. <br />
  75. 75.
  76. 76. Nabisco®, Frito-Lay®, Proctor & Gamble, and Kraft® are just a few of the food processing companies who are using genetically engineered byproducts. <br />
  77. 77. Pesticides<br />& Herbicides<br />
  78. 78.
  79. 79.
  80. 80. Pesticides by definition are designed to kill living organizisms.<br />
  81. 81.
  82. 82. Pesticides’ ill effects can be transmitted to our children and their children.<br />
  83. 83.
  84. 84.
  85. 85.
  86. 86. Pesticides don’t‘ stay where they are put. They soak into the soil, killing underground organisims.<br />
  87. 87.
  88. 88.
  89. 89. Pesticides soak into the water table and into people’s drinking water.<br />
  90. 90.
  91. 91.
  92. 92. Pesticide residue is found in dozens of fruits and vegetables on grocery store shelves.<br />
  93. 93.
  94. 94.
  95. 95.
  96. 96.
  97. 97. Pesticides are only tested for acute, immediate side-effects. They are seldom tested for long-term exposure effects. <br />
  98. 98.
  99. 99.
  100. 100. Pesticides are tested in isolation, not in combination with other pesticides.<br />
  101. 101.
  102. 102.
  103. 103. In the US it is a violation of federal law to state that the use of pesticides is safe.<br />
  104. 104.
  105. 105. <ul><li>leukemia
  106. 106. cancer
  107. 107. spontaneous abortions
  108. 108. genetic damage
  109. 109. decreased fertility
  110. 110. liver and pancreatic damage
  111. 111. neuropathy
  112. 112. disturbances to immune systems
  113. 113. asthma/ allergies
  114. 114. increases in stillbirths
  115. 115. decreased sperm counts </li></li></ul><li>
  116. 116. Processed<br />Food<br />
  117. 117.
  118. 118. Originally, processed food simply meant that ordinary food was put into packages.<br />
  119. 119.
  120. 120. As food-sales profit climbed, manufacturers realized they could package anything and substitute expensive ingredients for cheap ersatz ingredients.<br />
  121. 121. Ingredients strawberry milkshake<br />Amyl acetate<br />Amyl butyrate<br />Amyl valerate<br />Anethol<br />Anisylformate<br />Benzyl acetate<br />Benzyl isobutyrate<br />Butyric acid<br />Cinnamylisobutyrate<br />Cinnamylvalerate<br />Cognac essential oil<br />Diacetyl<br />Dipropylketone<br />Ethyl butyrate<br />Ethyl cinnamate<br />Ethyl heptanoate<br />Ethyl lactate<br />Ethyl methylphenylglycidate<br />Ethyl Nitrate<br />Ethyl propionate<br />Ethyl valerbate<br />Heliotropin<br />Hydroxyphrenyl-2butanone (10% solution in alcohol)<br />A-Ionone<br />Isobutyl anthranilate<br />Isobutyl butrate<br />Lemon essential oil<br />MaltolMethylacetophenone<br />Methyl anthranilate<br />Methyl benzoate<br />Methyl cinnamate<br />Methyl heptine carbonate<br />Methyl naphthylketone<br />Methyl salicylate<br />Mint essential oil<br />Neroli essential oil<br />Nerolin<br />Nerylisobutyrate<br />Orris butter<br />Phenethyl alcohol<br />Rose<br />Rum ether<br />G-Undecalactone<br />Vanillin Solvent! <br />
  122. 122.
  123. 123.
  124. 124. Shelf-life was of major concern. Food shipped around the world and stacked on store shelves needed to stay fresh as long as possible.<br />
  125. 125.
  126. 126. Thus came preservatives and artificial ingredients.<br />
  127. 127.
  128. 128. Junk food – high in fat and sugar – is one of the leading causes for the soaring number of cases of type 2 diabetes, obesity, heart disease, and tooth decay. It is also linked to hypoglycemia and candida.<br />
  129. 129. Glycemic Index<br />Measures of the effects of carbohydrates on blood sugar levels. <br />HIGH = Carbohydrates that break down quickly during digestion, releasing glucose rapidly into the bloodstream<br />LOW = Carbohydrates that break down slowly, releasing glucose more gradually into the bloodstream. <br />For most people, foods with a low GI have significant health benefits.<br />
  130. 130. Some HIGH Glycemic Index Foods<br />Dates 103 <br />Sticky rice 98<br />Parsnips 97 <br />French Baguette 95 <br />Corn Flakes 92 <br />Scones 92<br />Rice Crackers 91 <br />Red Skinned, boiled potatoes 88 <br />Instant, White rice 87 <br />Wild rice 87 <br />Instant Mashed potatoes 86 <br />Baked potatoes 85 <br />Corn Chex 83 <br />Pretzels 83 <br />Rice Krispies 82 <br />Rice Cakes 82 <br />Pancake Syrup 76 <br />
  131. 131. Some LOW Glycemic Index Foods<br />Hummus 6 <br />Broccoli 10 <br />Cabbage 10 <br />Lettuce 10 <br />Mushrooms 10 <br />Onions 10 <br />Red Peppers 10 <br />Yogurt 14 <br />Peanuts 15 <br />Walnuts 15 <br />Cherries 22 <br />Cashews 22<br />Grapefruit 25 <br />Prunes 29 <br />Apricots, dried 30 <br />Whole milk 31 <br />Fettuccini (egg) 32 <br />Skim milk 32 <br />All Bran with Fiber 38 <br />Spaghetti, whole wheat 37 <br />Spaghetti, white 38 <br />Ice cream, premium 38 <br />
  132. 132. HFCS<br />High Fructose<br />Corn Syrup<br />
  133. 133.
  134. 134.
  135. 135. HFCS is a sugar substitute and is ubiquitous, found in over 6,000 processed foods.<br />
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  148. 148. Supersize<br />man<br />
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  165. 165. Aspartame<br />
  166. 166.
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  168. 168.
  169. 169.
  170. 170. FDA list of 92 aspartame-related symptoms:<br />Abdominal Pain <br />Anxiety Attacks <br />Arthritis, Asthma <br />Asthmatic Reactions <br />Bloating <br />Edema (Fluid Retention) <br />Blood Sugar Control Problems (Hypoglycemia or Hyperglycemia) <br />Brain Cancer (Pre-approval studies in animals) <br />Breathing Difficulties <br />Burning Eyes or Throat <br />Burning Urination <br />Can&apos;t Think Straight <br />Chest Pains <br />Chronic Cough <br />Chronic Fatigue <br />Confusion <br />Death <br />Depression <br />Diarrhea <br />Dizziness <br />Excessive Thirst or Hunger <br />Fatigue <br />Feel Unreal <br />Flushing of Face <br />Hair Loss (Baldness) or Thinning of Hair <br />Headaches/Migraines <br />Hearing Loss <br />Heart Palpitations <br />Hives (Urticaria) <br />Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) <br />Impotency and Sexual Problems <br />Inability to Concentrate <br />Infection Susceptibility <br />Insomnia <br />Irritability <br />Itching <br />Joint Pains <br />Laryngitis <br />
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  180. 180.
  181. 181. Food<br />Coloring<br />
  182. 182.
  183. 183.
  184. 184.
  185. 185. Food coloring is often made with coal tar<br />
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  187. 187.
  188. 188.
  189. 189. Food coloring is linked to ADHD, allergies,<br />Memory loss<br />
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  192. 192.
  193. 193. Aspartame contains<br />Methyl ester -- gasoline<br />
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  196. 196. Water<br />
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  205. 205. Dirt<br />
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  214. 214. Colony<br />Collapse<br />Disorder<br />-Dead Bees<br />
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  222. 222. Solutions<br />

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