Thursday, April 25, 2013

Fishy Fish

With the US FDA closing public comments on GMO Salmon tomorrow, I thought I would take the opportunity to share this documentary with you.

www.salmonconfidential.ca

The documentary raises some very serious concerns about what farmed salmon is doing to the ecosystem in Canada, and putting sick and contaminated fish in our food supply. This is just a glimpse of the broader problem that will very likely develop if we approve GMO salmon for production.

I urge you to start paying attention to what you are eating. I urge you to start caring about what you are eating. I urge you to start doing something about it.

http://action.greenamerica.org/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=10106

I'm going to be redundant here to make my point. Over the past 2 years I've done a ton of research on diets, conventional medicine, alternative medicine, and health in general. I would like to say that it was prompted by Jonah's autism, but it started with sustainability. I developed a passion for sustainability when I was working on my interior design degree, which covered sustainability in the built environment. This led me to want to understand sustainable lifestyles. You can have the greenest LEED Platinum Certified building on the planet, but it won't do much for you if you don't know how to use it.

I work with a variety of professionals and know a variety of people who think that they are desperately considerate of the environment. For most people, what you think is healthy for the environment is not. In the long run, it's even worse for your health and the health of your loved ones. All of it starts with food.

What I have determined is that in the end, it all comes down to quality of life. We can not sustain a quality of life for ourselves or our children in the current state of the environment that we are in. I always point out to my clients that we only need 3 things to survive.

1. Clean Air To Breath
2. Clean Water To Drink
3. Clean Food To Eat

As these 3 things become increasingly less sustainable, so does our quality of life.

The more people that are aware, the more people that will help to create change. Autism and developmental disorders in our children are just one side effect of the increasingly unsustainable environment. The biggest thing you can do to create change is think about what you are eating and know everything you possibly can about what you are eating. If you know more about fish farming in general and the potential of GMO Salmon, you aren't going to want to eat it.