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Killing What We Love: The Need to Bring a New Consciousness to How We Live on the Earth

April 29, 2014

I’m a huge supporter of taking care of ourselves and our planet. We have failed miserably.
The biggest issue I have with our food industry is that they want the profit and don’t care one iota that they are killing us. “You are what you eat” has been a slogan for years to get people to eat healthy. What happens when we eat plastics, preservatives, fillers, odd chemicals, and fungicides in those supposedly healthy foods? We get a myriad of neuromuscular disorders, seizure disorders, allergies, and general ill health.

Jennie Sherwin

A recent article in the New York Times by Michael Wines reported on the collapse of honey bee colonies around the world. So called colony collapse disorder, which began to be reported in 2005, has pushed annual die-off rates from a norm of 5 to 10 percent of bees in a colony to 40 to 80 percent in some cases.


As someone who sees the earth and everything on it and in it as sacred, a part of the divine consciousness manifested, I was greatly concerned when I first read about this phenomenon in Wines’ article. I was even more dismayed to read further that beekeepers and environmental and consumer groups were convinced that these collapses could be traced to the growing number of pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides used to control insect infestation, in particular to a class of pesticides called neonicotinoids, so named because they are derived from nicotine…

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  1. I agree entirely. The epidemic of what amounts, one way or another, to immune system issues seems very clearly a consequence of modern living. Not only do we eat foods filled with trace toxins, we fill our homes with them fron soaps and flysprays and all the rest. Of course there will be consequences. Sigh!

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