Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Tortilla Chips and FACTS on GMO
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Have you looked out into a corn or soybean field lately? Can you notice what is missing? How about the weeds? I wish I could get my garden to look that great...or do I?
More than 9 out of 10 soybean and cotton seeds carry the Roundup Ready trait; and just a little lower for corn. You may be asking yourself..."I don't eat soy, corn and certainly not 'cotton'!" BUT lots of things have these so called "food items." What type of salad dressing are you using? It is probably starting with a soybean oil. Or the roasted almonds you enjoy at your afternoon snack?...most likely a soy or cottonseed oil.
A new self-replicating, micro-fungal virus-size organism found in Monsanto’s Roundup Ready soy and corn is being blamed for causing spontaneous abortions in livestock. This pathogen threatens the U.S. food and feed supply. We’ve reached the tipping point toward a disaster. The over use of Roundup is having profoundly bad consequences in the soil. The appearance of this new pathogen is a signal that we’ve gone too far. It is well-documented that glyphosate promotes soil pathogens and caused an increase of more than 40 plant diseases. Round Up dismantles plant defenses by chelating vital nutrients; and it reduces the bioavailability of nutrients in feed, which in turn can cause animal disorders. And then, we eat the animals and plants with little to no nutrients...no wonder why so many people are sick, on prescription medications, have food allergies, and have trouble maintaining a pregnancy. Thank you FDA.
Instead of digging into a bag of Round Up Chips, try these instead!
"Healthified" Tortilla Chips
1/3 cup almond flour
1/3 cup unflavored whey protein or egg white protein
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
1 tsp Celtic sea salt
Water (just enough to hold dough together)
Optional: Mexican spices
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Sift all the dry ingredients together. Slowly add in water, 1 TBS at a time until dough can hold a ball shape. Grease 2 pieces of parchment paper. Place dough onto greased parchment, top with the second piece of parchment (greased side down). Roll the dough using a rolling pin on top of the parchment. Roll until 1/16th in thick. Remove the top piece of parchment. Place the bottom parchment (with the rolled out dough) onto a cookie sheet. Score the dough into chip shapes with a pizza cutter. Place cookie sheet in oven and bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven. Makes 4 servings.
NUTRITIONAL COMPARISON (per serving)
Traditional Tortilla Chips = 150 calories, 8g fat, 2g protein, 18 carbs, 1g fiber
"Healthified" Tortilla Chips = 104 calories, 7g fat, 10.3g protein, 3 carbs, 1g fiber