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Does the Bible Say We Should Eat Grains?

Wheat

Does the Bible Say We Should Eat Grains? – Wellness Mama.

We’re going to come down against the thesis expressed above.

Jesus distributed bread.  Bread is made from wheat. Therefore wheat cannot be inherently bad for all people just because it’s wheat.

No reason to pay attention to the idea that wheat 2,000 years ago was not the same varieties commonly used today.  You could say the same thing about any plant from that time period.  Natural hybridization takes place even before we get a chance to combine varieties to enhance some desired trait.  It’s not a bad thing.

The seeds of wheat, is the part we eat. Seeds 2,000 years ago would be nutritionally virtually identical to seeds now even if the plant looks quite different.

And there’s no reason to think you can go get the seed from 2,000 years ago just because the variety name is the same.  It’s been 2,000 years.

If you are gluten intolerant, you know you are, or you have a lot of stomach issues you may later find out are medically related to wheat. Otherwise — wheat is fine.

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Protesters Hit Streets in 250+ Cities Across Globe

English: Brown Flax Seeds. Français : Graines ...

English: Brown Flax Seeds. Français : Graines de Lin cultivé (Linum usitatissimum). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“March Against Monsanto” protesters say they want to call attention to the dangers posed by genetically modified food and the food giants that produce it. Marches are planned for more than 250 cities around the globe, according to organizers.

via Protesters Hit Streets in 250+ Cities Across Globe Over Genetically Modified Food | Video | TheBlaze.com.

Are GMO foods harmful to your body?  It’s really too soon to tell.

We’ll break down the good and bad that we do know, and you can judge for yourself.

The GOOD:  some GMO varieties so outperform traditional seeds that they can feed many more people per acre, which is especially important in developing countries without an adequate agricultural base.

The BAD:  once you start into GMO seed, you have to get them from the supplier.  For example, Monsanto.  You can’t save your own seed and replant again. Well you could, but there is in the case of Monsanto a very diligent enforcement of their rights to the seed.  So you lose your ability to plant the exact varieties you want, and to hybridize your own varieties based off your greatest successes, and you give up a lot of your freedom to choose.

Plus side:  more revenue for you.  Down side:  less freedom for you.  Unknown down side: what will happen to our food supply.