The twilight of the road season will come to an end over the next few weeks and with it a lot of updated blogs from cyclists. It is too late for me to really fill everyone in on my season, but needless to say, the races that I blogged about went pretty well, while those who went under the 'blog-radar' were a little less satisfying. So instead I'd like to turn our attention to the future and help you all make gains in your general health as a continued part of my Toque Toast series here at Cyclinginatoque.
If you haven't heard already, there is an important bill up for discussion in the state of California. Prop 37, voted this November 6th, will force corporations to disclose the use of GMO ingredients in their food products. A shockingly large amount of money has been spent by many of the 'regulars' to lobby against Prop 37 and whatever happens in California will likely be extrapolated to the rest of the United States. Although I am Canadian, I do spend most of my time in the United States racing and training. However I think it is extremely important for Canadians to realize what is going on south of the border as many of the products that we are eating are processed in the United States.
Here is one information source. But hit up a google search...you might be surprised. Here is a quote from the link just noted:
* Kashi (owned by Kellogg, which has contributed $632,000 to defeat Proposition 337). Kashi's so-called "natural" breakfast cereals have tested positive for the presence of GMOs. Kellogg also owns the "natural" brands Bear Naked and Morningstar Farms.
* Silk soymilk (owned by the nation's largest dairy, Dean Foods, which has contributed $253,000 to the effort to kill Proposition 37). Dean Foods also owns White Wave Tofu and Horizon milk and dairy products.
* R.W. Knudsen (owned by Smucker, which has contributed $388,000 to defeat proposition 37). Smucker also owns Santa Cruz Organic.
* Cascadian Farm (owned by General Mills, which has contributed $520,000 to defeat proposition 37). General Mills also owns Larabar and Muir Glen.
* Honest Tea (owned by Coca-Cola which has contributed $1,164,400 to defeat Proposition 37). Coca-Cola also owns Odwalla.
* Naked Juice (owned by PepsiCo which has contributed $1,716,300 to defeat Proposition 37). PepsiCo also owns Tostito's Organic and Tropicana Organic.
* "O" Organics (Safeway's private label line of organic foods). Safeway, like other "No on 37" companies, is a dues-paying member of the Grocery Manufacturers Association, which has contributed $375,000 to defeat Prop 37.
Also, until September 23rd, this video will be available for free viewing thanks to Mercola.com. The student who reads, absorbs and regeratates, aces the exam. The student who reads, absorbs and then asks why, aces life. Somewhere along the way, it seems like we've forgot that there are no wrong questions.